Rene Diazgonzalez
Currently enrolled - MA in ESL
Started - Fall 2007
E-mail: rdiazgonzalezp@hotmail.com

PROFILE

Professionally qualified EFL Teacher, Sp/Eng/Sp Translator and Interpreter with more than ten years experience. Accomplished in all areas related to teaching and translation. Holder of a BA in English by the Autonomous University of the State of Mexico; the Certificate for Overseas Teachers of English (COTE) of the University of Cambridge, UK. And CPE, the fifth and highest level of Certification of English by the University of Cambridge, UK. Also an Oral Examiner for the Main Suite of UCLES examinations.


EDUCATION

Autonomous University of the State of Mexico, Toluca, Mexico
  • B.A. in English. Faculty of Languages (1996-2001)

RELEVANT COURSES

  • ADVANCED COURSES
    Harmon Hall Institute
    Humboldt N° 106
    Toluca, Mexico 1993-1994
    DIPLOMA

  • CICLO DE CURSOS BÁSICOS DEL IDIOMA INGLES
    Centro de Enseñanza de Lenguas (C.E.Le) UAEM
    Toluca, Mexico. June 1996
    DIPLOMA

  • COURSE “JUEGOS COMUNICATIVOS” (5 hrs)
    Communicative games
    Centro de Enseñanza de Lenguas (C.E.Le) UAEM
    Toluca, Mexico. June 1996
    CONSTACIA

  • ENGLISH CONVERSATION (40 hrs.)
    California State University San Bernardino
    Autonomous University of the State of Mexico
    Toluca, Mexico. August 1996
    CERTIFICATE

  • FCE
    (First Certificate in English)
    University of Cambridge. December 1999
    CERTIFICATE

  • POST-METHOD APPROACHES
    Cambridge University Press
    School of Languages
    Autonomous University of the State of Mexico. April 1998
    CERTIFICATE

  • CAE
    (Certificate in Advanced English)
    University of Cambridge. June 1999
    CERTIFICATE

  • COURSE “PHONETICS”   (26 hrs)
    UAEM. February 2000
    DIPLOMA

  • COURSE “ELABORACIÓN DE MATERIAL DIDÁCTICO
    CON APOYO DE LA COMPUTADORA”  (26 hrs)
    Creation of computer-supported teaching material
    UAEM. August 2000
    DIPLOMA

  • COURSE “CÓMO FORMAR ACTITUDES POSITIVAS
    EN LOS ALUMNOS”   (26 hrs)
    How to create positive attitudes in the students
    UAEM. August 2000. DIPLOMA

  • BRITISH COUNCIL NATIONAL EXAMS CONFERENCE 2000 (27 hrs)
    The British Council
    Mexico Distrito Federal. November 2000
    DIPLOMA

  • COURSE COTE
    (Course for Overseas Teachers of English)  (150 hrs)
    University of Cambridge
    Autonomous University of the State of Mexico
    Faculty of Languages. July 2000- January 2001
    CERTIFICATE

  • COTE
    (Course for Overseas Teachers of English)
    University of Cambridge. July 1999
    CERTIFICATE

  • XV FORO DE ESPECIALISTAS UNIVERSITARIOS
    EN LENGUAS EXTRANJERAS
    GLOBALIZACIÓN Y SU IMPACTO EN LA ENSEÑANZA DE LENGUAS EXTRANJERAS” (30 hrs)
    Foreign Language University Specialists Forum: globalization and its impact in the FLT
    Universidad Cristóbal Colón
    Veracruz, Veracruz. March 2001
    DIPLOMA

  • COURSE “AND NOW, CLOSE YOUR BOOKS” (26 hrs)
    UAEM. August 2001
    DIPLOMA

  • COURSE “ELABORACIÓN DE EXÁMENES” (26 hrs)
    Exams’ elaboration
    UAEM. August 2001
    DIPLOMA

  • PET PRELIMINARY ENGLISH TEST SEMINAR
    University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate
    The British Council
    The Anglo-Mexican Institute
    Mexico D.F. January 2002
    CERTIFICATE

  • COURSE “TALLER DE EVALUACIÓN” (26 hrs)
    Ecaluation workshop
    UAEM. February 2002
    DIPLOMA

  • COURSE “DIDÁCTICA Y HABILIDADES PARA LA ENSEÑANZA
    DE UNA SEGUNDA LENGUA” (26 hrs)
    Didactics and abilities for teaching a second language
    UAEM. February 2002
    DIPLOMA

  • UP-DATING SESION FOR KET
    The British Council
    University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate
    Mexico D.F. April 2002

  • UP-DATING SESION FOR FCE
    University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate
    The British Council
    Mexico D.F. April 2002

  • COURSE: TRANSLATION IN ENGLISH
    Faculty of Languages, UAEM. August 2002
    DIPLOMA

  • COURSE INTERPRETATION PRACTICE
    Faculty of Languages. UAEM. August 2002
    DIPLOMA

  • COURSE “ADVANCED WRITING WORKSHOP” (26 hrs.)
    UAEM. August 2002
    DIPLOMA

  • COURSE “GRAMÁTICA PEDAGÓGICA” (26 hrs.)
    Pedagogical grammar
    UAEM. August 2002
    DIPLOMA

  • OXFORD TEACHER TRAINING SEMINAR
    Oxford University Press
    March, 2003

  • CPE
    (Certificate of Proficiency in English)
    University of Cambridge. December, 2003
    CERTIFICATE

  • COURSE “ELABORACIÓN DE EXÁMENES” (50 horas)
    Exams’ elaboration
    Autonomous University of the State of Mexico
    February, 2004
    DIPLOMA

  • COURSE “ENTRENAMIENTO PARA EL USO DE INSIDE-OUT” (26 hrs)
    Training workshop for the use of Inside-Out material
    Autonomous University of the State of Mexico
    September, 2004
    DIPLOMA

  • IMPLEMENTING LEXICAL APPROACH “INSIDE OUT” (25 hrs)
    Autonomous University of the State of Mexico
    September, 2004
    DIPLOMA

  • TALLER DE UNIFICACIÓN DE CRITERIOS PARA LA EVALUACIÓN DE LA PRODUCCIÓN ORAL
    Oral Production Evaluation Criteria Unification Workshop
    Autonomous University of the State of Mexico
    October, 2004
    DIPLOMA

  • TERMINOLOGY
    Autonomous University of the State of Mexico
    October, 2004
    DIPLOMA

  • UP-DATING SESSION FOR KET, PET AND FCE
    University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate
    The British Council, Mexico D.F.
    March 2006

  • UP-DATING FOR KET, PET, FCE AND TRAINING SESSION FOR CPE
    University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate
    The British Council, Mexico D.F.
    November 2006


EXPERIENCE

Translator Spanish-English-Spanish
Dirección de Difusión y Promoción de la Investigación y los Estudios Avanzados de la Secretaría de Investigación y Estudios Avanzados, UAEM
September 2005 - August 2007

  • Translation of various journals, mainly on Demographic and Social studies, Engineering and Social Studies.
  • Translation of research documents for their publication in internationally indexed journals on Veterinary Medicine, Medicine, Engineering and Social Studies.
  • THE BRITISH COUNCIL; THE ANGLO, UCLES
    Certified Oral Examiner for the University of Cambridge ESOL examinations levels 1-5 (KET, PET, FCE, CAE & CPE) since 2001.

Faculty of Languages, UAEM
March 2000 - Present

  • Translation of different documents

EFL Teacher, Centro de Enseñanza de Lenguas (C.E.Le) UAEM
March 1999 - March 2006

  • Courses on Basic, Intermediate and Advanced levels to young adults and adults
  • Preparation for international examinations; KET, PET, FCE, CAE from the University of Cambridge, UK

EFL Teacher, The Anglo, Toluca
May 1998 - Feb 2001

  • Courses on Basic, Intermediate and Advanced levels to young adults and adults
  • Preparation for international examinations; KET, PET, FCE, CAE from the University of Cambridge, UK