Pasi Mikael Palosaari
Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Sciences (B.A.)
• Institution: University of Vaasa, Finland
• Language of instruction: English
• Majored in Communication
• Minored in English
Since arriving in Vietnam in May 2015, I have gained 3 years of experience in teaching English and soft skills, first at a language center, then for a software development company. Details are as follows, starting with the most recent teaching job. (From June 2018 to December 2018, I worked as an office manager, not as a teacher.)
PYCOGROUP / Pyramid Consulting Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City
December 2015 – June 2018, English Language Specialist / English Teacher
I played a central and multi-faceted role in shaping the company's English and soft skills training program, designing and delivering English classes, ranging from general English to business English, as well as soft skills training for PYCOGROUP and its partners. I received praise for my work and was twice awarded the PYCOGROUP Kudos Prize for my achievements.
My training courses focused mainly on presentation skills, interviewing skills, and meeting skills. On top of teaching and training, I developed curriculums from scratch, conducted annual English proficiency assessments of all the company's staff, designed and facilitated the PYCO English Speaking Club, and wrote, edited and proofread official documents, newsletters, Powerpoint presentations, and emails.
ILA Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City
August 2015 – December 2015, English Teacher
At ILA, my main responsibilities included teaching English to young learners and adults, lesson planning, and supervising and grading tests.