With reference to the advertisement recently posted for language teachers at Heriot Watt University, I believe that I have skills and experience, that may be of interest and I wish to apply for the post.
I am an experienced teacher of French and English as a Foreign Language. I am a native
English speaker with fluent French and a Degree in French and English from The University
of Leeds. I have a Teaching Certificate from Trinity College London and have taught in
England, France, and The Middle East. I taught EFL to University students from Russia this
Summer for Target English, and have a Post Graduate Diploma in Russian language. I
recently took a break from the classroom and qualified as a mediator and am presently
working at the Sheriff courts in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Paisley and Falkirk. I now wish to
resume my teaching career as I have come to realise that it is an environment in which I have
been most successful, and which I enjoy most. I am available to teach English or French.
I have two sons in Further Education and over the past two years I have also invigilated at
Edinburgh University and therefore have some experience of University students and the
issues they face.
I hope that you will consider my application further, and look forward to having the opportunity of discussing it with you in the near future. I am available immediately.