Zak Aghbal

Zak Aghbal

Zak Aghbal

Hi I'm Zak, I've been teaching English for over 7 years. Including 4 years of experience in Vietnam. I'm very familiar with vietnamese students and how to help them improve their communication skills faster. I'm also a Coach for Public Speaking and train students for IELTS & TOEIC.


General information
Age 31
Nationality American
Years of experience 8
Qualifications and experience

Work Experience

12.18–present     Full time English Teacher, ICLC

Types of English: General English, Business English, TOEFL, IELTS.  STS profile: Adults, teenagers or young learners and juniors. Everybody Up, Family & Friends, IELTS Mindset.

08.16–05.18     Full time English Teacher, IEG Vietnam

Types of English: General English, Business English, TOEFL, IELTS.  STS profile: Adults, teenagers or young learners and juniors. (Mostly adults). Books: (New) English File, Global Insight, Real World English, Welcome Plus, Full Blast.

09.14–02.15           English Teacher / Motivational Speaker, Amerikan Kulture, Istanbul, Turkey

Took part in the school quality assurance – Attended and contributed to school meetings and weekly briefing – Worked as a team supporting school teachers in spreading and sharing good practices. Engaged in the self-review processes together with the school management.

01.13–09.13           English Teacher, Ecole Central, Lyon, France

Teaching English Language & Literature from KS3, KS4 and Entry level. Helping pupils to define and identify different types of verbs. Planning, preparing and delivering lessons to a range of English classes. Responsible for ensuring that all students fully comprehended the taught curriculum and provided support to students who required extra guidance

06.12–09.12           Assistant Teacher, High School District, Lisbon, Portugal

Developed English lesson plans in line with the national curriculum: Planned English lessons to meet curriculum standards for struggling ethnic Hispanic students. Delivered engaging, coherent lectures and motivating lessons to students across all Key Stages.

06.11–09.11           Leadership Development Consultant, TRANS & CO, Paris, France

Facilitated the development and application of quality standards regarding a pool of external executive coaches; assisted with soliciting and selecting executive coaches that meet these standards; based on knowledge of coaches’ strengths and areas of experience make recommendations to internal clients regarding potential coaches.

Higher Education

02.15-05.15

150 Hours TESOL Certificate Master EFL Course, Global Language Training

03.06–06.09                  

Graduate Diploma in Education University of Waikato, Hamilton