Rachel Scott

Before joining Ross University School of Medicine in 2015, Rachel had spent over 20 years teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), giving ESOL teacher training, and facilitating Educational Technology skills training internationally.  
 
Rachel’s academic career started in Hong Kong in 1993 where she taught English language skills to children in public schools.  In 2004 she completed the Cambridge Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults (DELTA) which allowed her teaching career to develop into roles as an ESOL teacher trainer and English language course designer. She also undertook a 12-month secondment with the British Council to deliver Information Communication Technology training in the British Council's centers in Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Vietnam and Brussels.  On returning, she became the Hong Kong British Council’s Senior Teacher for English for Academic Purposes.  In this role she was able to initiate closer ties between the British Council and the Ministry of Education in Hong Kong.  Concurrently she became an examiner for Cambridge ESOL exams and an exam writer for the Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority.
 
In 2008, Rachel moved to the United Arab Emirates to work for the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Research. She taught English language, study skills and exam skills to students preparing for entry to Bachelor level courses in the Sharjah Higher Colleges of Technology. Rachel continued to develop online teaching and learning resources and completed her master’s degree in Digital Technologies and Communication in Education from the University of Manchester in 2012. She also worked with the UAE Ministry of Education to deliver professional development training to local school teachers and to develop English language assessment materials. In her final role in the UAE before coming to Dominica, Rachel became the Academic Coordinator for the Foundations Program at Sharjah Men’s College initiating sustained and systematic advisory procedures for students in need of academic support.