Dr. Ross Ian Coombes

Ross Ian Coombes
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Dr. Ross Ian Coombes' Biography

Type Of Business:
Education in English: teaching, consulting and examining
Marketing Area:
English teaching for all ages in the classroom or individually
Major Product/SVS:
Speech enhancement; Acting; Teaching methods; English as a Second Language; Learning difficulties; Life coaching
Favorite Business Publication:
Various Literature and Speech Journals
Piano playing; Poetry; Writing; Theatre; Reading; Travel; Tennis
Education Degrees:
Ph.D. in Comparative Literature, University of Indiana, PA; Master's Degree in Theatre, University of South Dakota; Bachelor’s Degree, University of Queensland, Australia
Affiliations Awards:
Speech Teachers Association; English Speaking Union; Specific Learning Difficulties Association of South Australia (SPELD); Theatre Companies; Australian Speech and Drama Examiner; Adjudicator and Winner of Speech and Drama Competitions, Eisteddfod; Examiner, International English Language Testing System (IELTS); ABI Medal of Honor
Place of Birth:
Sydney, Australia
Children's Names:
Vivian, Christopher, Rosalind, Anita
Work History:
Primary and Secondary School Teacher, NSW Australia; Lecturer (A/Professor) and Coordinator of English Courses, Facilities of Education, Queensland University of Technology; Teaching Methods, Oral Communication, Drama, Acting, Comparative Literature, Outdoor Education, Griffith University; English as a Second Language Teaching, All Levels in ESL Colleges, Brisbane; Director, California Language Center, Khon Kaen University, Thailand; ESL Tutoring and IELTS Examining; Speech and Drama Teaching, Examining and Adjudicating
Career Achievements:
Appointed Speech and Drama Examiner, Australian Music Examination Board; Continual Appointment as Examiner, International English Language Testing System (IELTS); Actor and Director in Numerous Plays, Sydney and Brisbane
Spouse's Name:
Janette Vivian
Number Of Years In Profession:
Number Of Years In Current Position:
Extended Bio Profile:
Dr. Coombes self realization, goals, and continual learning have been clearly evident in his career in education, and in his personal life. His current work with ESL students and adults attests to this.
Position Responsibilities and Duties:
Teaching English to students of all ages
Education Certifications:
Teachers' Certificate, Sydney; Cambridge English Language Teaching Association (CELTA); Fellow, London College of Music (FLCM); Fellow, Trinity College London (FTCL); Licentiate Speech and Drama, Australia (LSDA); Australia Accredited Life Coach; Accredited Life Coach
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