Meet Jon Underwood, one of our new Academic Heads.
My name is Jon Underwood. I am one of the new Academic Heads at Anglo-Continental. In my new role, I am responsible for General English, Academic Study, Executive, Specialised, Professional and Technical courses.
I have a long history with Anglo-Continental, which began in 2002 to the present day. My first role was teaching in the Vacation Centre during the summer of that year. Before starting at Anglo-Continental I served for 6 years in the Royal Marine Commandos. Following this, I took an interest in teaching English and completed my initial teaching course with the British Council in Tunisia.
I have a Degree in English Language and Applied Linguistics. I also have a Cambridge CELTA, a Cambridge DELTA and I am a trained ICAO Rater Instructor.
“In this role I am responsible for designing and coordinating the specialised courses.”
I have taught on most of the courses available at Anglo-Continental, such as the Club 50+ and English for Aviation. For the last 6 years I have been the Head of Professional Training. In this role, I was responsible for the design and coordination of specialised courses. These courses include English for Pilots, English for Air Traffic Controllers, English for Engineers, English for Maritime Personnel and English for Military Forces. I am also responsible for managing the Anglo-Continental Test of English for Aviation Personnel as Anglo-Continental is a UK CAA recognised Language Assessment Body.
During my employment at Anglo-Continental, I have been able to progress in my career. This has helped me develop my ability to teach and coordinate English courses. I look forward to helping Anglo-Continental continue to be a leader in this industry.
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