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Simon Knight

Language Lecturer

Personal profile

Personal profile

Simon joined XJTLUs English Language Centre in 2023. He has been teaching in China for over twelve years and previously taught EAP courses at several International programs and partnerships such as Dublin College Ireland and Beijing University of Science and Technology, the University of Colorado and China Agricultural University, the University of Technology in Sydney and EIC Guangzhou, and Staffordshire University and Guangxi University of Nationalities. Simon holds an M.Ed. in Education majoring in TESOL, a cerTESOL and several other education-related diplomas. Simon is an enthusiastic teacher who specialises in creating engaging units of work utilising a variety of modes. His research interests include multi-modality and technology-enhanced learning to promote student engagement.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

IB CAT 1/11 MYP and DP

Award Date: 12 Apr 2023

M.Ed (TESOL), Wollongong University

Award Date: 1 Dec 2015

Trinity certtesol, I.A.L.F, Denpasar, Indonesia

Award Date: 10 Oct 2011

Bachelor, B.A (History and Archaeology), Latrobe University

Award Date: 1 Nov 2001

Diploma of Professional writing and research, Holmesglen College

Award Date: 1 Dec 1992

Bachelor, B.A (journalism), Deakin University

Award Date: 2 Nov 1991

External positions

Language teacher (HoD), Eton House International School Suzhou

31 Aug 202131 Aug 2023

Lecturer, University of Science and Technology of China

1 Aug 20201 Jul 2021

EAP lecturer, University of Science and Technology Beijing

1 Aug 201830 Jun 2020

English Literature teacher, Dong-Fang High school, Hangzhou

1 Aug 201631 Jul 2018

EAP Lecturer (HoD), EIC - UTS INSEARCH, Guangzhou

1 Sept 201530 Jun 2016

English Teacher, Beijing International School of Singapore

1 Aug 20141 Aug 2015

EAP Lecturer (HoD), Guangxi University for Nationalities

1 Sept 201230 Jun 2014

English teacher, Suankularb Wittayalai High School, Bangkok

1 Nov 201131 Aug 2012

English Teacher, Wall Street Language Centre, Busan

1 Aug 200831 Jul 2011

Person Types

  • Staff