Language Services

WE are:

Lidia Están (Madrid, 1976):

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT

Teacher specialist in ELE (Spanish as a Foreign Language), accredited by International House / Instituto Cervantes (2011). CAP (Teacher Aptitude Course) in Language and Literature (2004).

Intermediate German Diploma at the Official School of Languages, Madrid (Escuela Oficial de Idiomas) and Goethe Institut (2003).

Escuela Oficial de Idiomas CEP/ Cambridge Proficiency in English (2001), English-Spanish-English A & B Translation courses (2002).

Master’s in Radio & TV Communication at the Complutense University of Madrid (2001). Journalism degree from the European University of Madrid (3 years) + Complutense University of Madrid (2 years). (2000).

PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT

Self - employed Spanish teacher contracting directly in-company, or for private students and groups, also teaching for Vaughan Systems and Aula since 2007. (General Spanish, Spanish with specific purposes, Business Spanish, preparation for DELE diploma and conversation classes).

English / Spanish/ English Translator specialised in corporate, literary, logistical and legal English since 2002.

Spanish Edition of bilingual magazine THE VAUGHAN REVIEW and of Vaughan Systems’ ‘Curso de Inglés Definitivo’ for EL MUNDO newspaper (2007-2010).

Collaborative writer, editor and journalist in media groups such as HACHETTE and at press offices and agencies such as INFORPRESS since 1999.

David Woolford (Brighton, 1960):

Academic Achievement

Cambridge CELTA Certificate / International House, Madrid.(2010)

Vaughan Teaching Method / Vaughan Systems. (2006)

Oracle Database 10g / Learning Tree International. (2005)

Practical Project Management (PPS) / TietorEnator (2002)

JavaScript / Learning Tree International. (2001)

Swedish language to CEFR level B2 equivalent / Folksuniversitetet, Stockholm. (2001/2002)

Introduction to Prince 2 (Project Management Methodology) / Duhig Berry Limited. (1999)

Microsoft Access – Basic & Intermediate level / SAFE Enterprises Limited. (1999)

Digital Open VMS for Advanced Users and Programmers / Global Knowledge Network Limited. (1998)

TRIP System Administrator and User Course / PSI – AG (Sweden). (1998)

Digital Teamlinks and Microsoft Word / Sussex Police IT Training Unit.(1997)

Technician Induction course; Technician Certification course; LaserWriter Technician Training course; Apple Networks course / Apple Computer UK. (1991)

“An introduction to the programming language 'C' ” short course / University of Brighton. (1990)

Certificates in Module and Component level servicing of Acorn Archimedes 300 series computers / Acorn Computers Ltd. (1989)

Programming KTM FM100 Machining Centre with Siemens 8M control / Flexible Manufacturing Technology Ltd. (1988)

B.T.E.C. HNC in Electronics and Communication Engineering / Brighton College of Technology(1980-1985)

City and Guilds of London. Part 1 Certificate in Electronics Servicing / Brighton College of Technology (1880)

E.I.T.B. 1st year training certificate on Broad based training and Electrical & Electronics engineering. / Brighton College of Technology (1980)

Professional Achievement

Self-Employed freelance teacher of English as a Second Language, specialising in Business, Engineering and Aviation English, currently working as an in-company teacher teaching directors and managers in one-to-one lessons and also group classes, carrying out sub-contracting work for academies in Madrid such as, International House, Windsor Idiomas and Anglo Orbe. (2009-present)

Self-Employed teacher of English as a Second Language for Vaughan Systems (accredited by the Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo) teaching the Vaughan Method to groups and one-to-one students also teaching on residential courses and in the 'Executive Master en Inglés Profesional' course (2006-2009)

TRIP support consultant and TRIP development systems admin; Media Systems IT consultant (support, Oracle DB back-end & client installations and setup). Also customer trainer and Swedish-English translator/editor of reports and manuals for TietoEnator (Sweden, 2000-2006)

TRIP DBA, VMS system admin and PC support technician for Sussex Police IT department Crime Information System Unit. (1997-2000)

Network Manager at Tideway School, Newhaven (1995-1997)

Engineering Faculty IT Systems Manager at the University of Brighton, (1992-1995)

Senior Electronics & Computing Technician-engineer & team leader at the University of Brighton (1987-1992)

Electronics Technician-engineer at the University of Brighton (1983-1987)

Electronics Fault Finder at Thorn Consumer Electronics (Later J2T) Newhaven. (1981-1983)