Having developed and delivered wine courses to consumers and hospitality professionals while running my own wine importing and distribution company in London, Kris has continued to deliver wine education to students since moving to Asia. These groups include sales teams from large food manufacturing & distribution companies, University hospitality programs, language schools and the general public in Taiwan.
English Langauge Training and Business Experience
Opportunities in the language teaching sector lead Kris to positions managing large English language institutions and training English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers in methodology and cultural awareness. This field lead Kris in the direction of course development and online learning. Kris has trained more than 2000 students.
E-learning Expertise, Government & International Organization Experience
Kris’ role as business development and ELT consultant with Vital English – an internationally acclaimed New Zealand online learning courseware and learning management system development company - led him into several training roles in Taiwan and Malaysia, particularly the training of university English departments in Blended Learning. In addition, he played the lead role in establishing opportunities for two large scale ELT projects for the Malaysian Ministry of Education via the English Language Training Centre (ELTC).
Malaysian Ministry of Education Service Provider Role
Selected for a closed shortlist to submit a proposal for Pro-ELT – Kris’ role was as project manager and content coordinator. He brought together a consortium including Cambridge English, Auckland University, The Open University of Malaysia and Intellect Enhance, a Malaysian education provider. A large-scale project this was for a one-year program, the objective was English proficiency and teaching ability up-skilling for 9000 English teachers.
The second ELTC project was the consultation, needs analysis and subsequent proposal submission for the development of 2 courses – an E-moderator training course and English for Specific Purposes (ESP) training course.