8430 MacArthur Dr. Campbellville, Ont.L0P 1B0

(Currently living in Qingdao, China)


Objective: to secure a freelance writing position at a quality publication



Name:  Brian Westland

Gender: Male

Nationality:  Canadian

Marital status:  Married

Phone: 138-648-33110





– 17 years teaching experience

– Good spoken ability in Mandarin

– I have expert-level knowledge in the subjects of arts/popular music, physical science, social science as a result of many years of private study and the pursuit of my hobbies.

– I am an avid bird-watcher, photographer, and recorder of nature sounds.

-I am a part-time writer/editor for the Qingdao e-magazines, “That’s Qingdao” ( and “About Qingdao” (

-I am author of the following books,

“A Guide to Essential Popular Music-Volume One,” “A Guide to Essential Popular Music-Volume Two,” and “Birds of Eastern China”




TESOL Certificate – 2002

Sheridan College – Social Service Worker diploma -1990

Richview Collegiate Institute-grades 9-13




GAC Education                                                              Sept.2015 to present


Position: Outreach Teacher


-teach ESL classes to primary, middle school and high school students in a variety of schools in Qingdao, including No. 2 Experimental School, No. 15 Middle School, No. 5 Middle School and Ning An Primary School


No.2 Middle School International Dept.                  Nov. 2010 to July 2013


Position: High School Science teacher


–  Teach biology, earth science and ESL,

–       Write and mark exams,

–       Write students reports,

–       Prepare lesson plans,

–       Maintain students’ attendance records and other documentation.


Government of Canada-Canada Pavilion,Shanghai Expo      May,2010-Oct.2010

(6 months)

Position: Host


– Provided interpretation of pavilion’s public presentation in Chinese and English,

– Guided visitors through pavilion and ensure safety and well-being of guests,

– Assisted security staff with crowd control,

– Led VIP guests through pavilion and provided information and interpretation of exhibits,


Around Asia Modern English-Qingdao Branch               July, 2007- May, 2010

(3 years)

Position: ESL/Business Teacher


– Taught ESL /Business classes to adult students .

– Conducted assessments of students’ English language proficiency.



Baishan School International Department                   Sep, 2004-June, 2007

(3 years)

Position: ESL/Science teacher


– Taught ESL, science, art, western culture to primary students,

– Judged English-speaking competitions,

– Participated in parent/teacher meetings

– Wrote and graded tests and wrote student reports


Century College Canada, China Branch                     Nov. 2002 – June,2004

(1.5 years)

Position: ESL teacher


– Taught ESL classes to adults and children.

– Interviewed prospective students to assess English competency.

During the time I worked for Century College Canada-China Branch, I was contracted to work for a variety of employers such as:  Jilin Language School Training Centre;

Qingdao Creative School (A Monash University affiliate);Eastern International Language Institute , Jilin Huamao Training Centre.



Community Living North Halton                        Milton, Ontario  2000-2002


Position: Support Worker/Counselor


– Provided daily living supports to clients including crisis intervention and recreational support.

– Maintained daily IPPs, case notes, etc.





Mr. Mark Rowswell “ DaShan”                         Dr. Charles D. Hale, Ed. D.

Commissioner General for Canada                  Supervisor

Expo 2010, Shanghai, China                           Baishan School International Dept.                                             E-mail:

Tel: 352-588-8309 – USA



Dr. Bob Duan                                               Dr. Alan Westland

Director                                                        Professor of Chemistry

Century College Canada-China Branch       University of Ottawa

Email:                     E-mail:

Tel: 6885 1080                                                Tel: 819-827 1068 – Canada



Mr. Ben Isherwood

Western Director

Qingdao No.2 Middle School International Dept.


Tel:  159 532 65142



  • Chinese-speaking
  • editing
  • public speaking
  • teaching
  • writing