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About Me - Paul Sparks



My name is Paul Sparks and taught English abroad for 4 years. I have now returned home to the UK after travelling and teaching English in China from September 2001 to July 2005. I taught English in two different cities: Xiangtan in Hunan province and Nanning in Guangxi.

This website contains photos of my time in China as well as many of the lesson plans I developed during my time teaching abroad.

My Teaching History:

  • English Teacher: Hunan University of Science & Technology, Xiangtan City, Hunan Province
    (Sept 2004 - June 2005) Teaching Oral English.

  • English Teacher: Guangxi University (Sino-Canadian International College), Nanning City, Guangxi
    (Sept 2003 - July 2004) Teaching Reading, Listening and Speaking

  • English Teacher: Xiangtan University, Xiangtan City, Hunan Province
    (Sept 2002 - June 2003) Teaching Postgraduate Oral English.

  • English Teacher: Xiangtan Normal University, Xiangtan City, Hunan Province
    (Sept 2001 - June 2002) Teaching Business English Conversation and Culture of English Speaking Countries.

My Education and Qualifications:

  • MSc Electronic Commerce (Jan 2001)
    University of Sunderland Computer School
    Modules Studies: Web Interaction Design, Web Engineering, Introduction to E-Commerce, Research/Ethical/Legal Issues, E-Commerce Information Systems, Risk Assessment for System Change, Leading Edge Applications, Tools and Techniques.

  • BABA (HONS) Business Administration (Sept 1997 June 1998
    Buckinghamshire University College
    Modules Studied: Advertising & Promotion, Comparative Corporate Law, Capacity Management, Dissertation, European Community Law, Innovation & Product Design, Marketing of Services, Materials Management, Quality Management, Strategic Management.

  • BTEC Higher National Certificate Business & Finance (Sept 1994 June 1996)
    University of Sunderland Business School
    (2 Years Part Time) Modules Studied: Business Environment, Business Organisation, Business Micro Computing, Business Techniques & Operations, Introduction to Management, Management Law, Operations Management, Principles & Concepts of Marketing, Systems Specialism.

  • BTEC National Diploma Business & Finance (Sep 1992 June 1994)
    New College, Framwellgate Moor Centre, Durham
    Modules Studied: Administrative Support, Administrative Systems, Behaviour at Work, Business Environment, Business Information Technology, Business Law, Business Statistics, Business Structures & Goals, Financial Resources, Human Resources, Innovation & Change, International Marketing, Marketing Process, Personnel Policies & Procedures, Physical Resources.

  • NVQ Level 2 Retailing, City & Guilds (December 1995)
    Modules Studied: Providing a Service to the Customer, Maintenance of Health & Safety, Good Housekeeping in Work Routines, Maintaining Relationships in Workplace, Handling Stock, Processing the Sale, Achieving a Sale, Communications within the Organisation, Dealing with Complaints, Displaying & Merchandising Stock, Create & Maintain Database.


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