Barbara Craig

cell. 737 346 4602 

Multilingual Professional with International Experience 

An experienced and qualified Visual Arts and English as a Foreign Language teacher who is hardworking and dedicated. Able to use both technological and traditional teaching methods to great effect to motivate students and achieve good results. Multi-lingual and accustomed to working in multicultural settings alongside diverse classroom practice. Highly organized, punctual, prepared and able to liaise effectively with students, clients, parents and colleagues.

Key Skills

Excellent communication, interpersonal, IT and teaching skills.

Qualified to teach Visual Art at as well as English as a Foreign Language and to lead Steiner inspired therapeutic art groups

Languages: English, Italian, French, German, Spanish

Italian to English translation, Italian to English and English to Italian interpreting

Employment History 

Currently Self-Employed as a freelance arts counselor, English and Art teacher

Employed as a translator by

1993 to present- freelance translator, interpreter, EFL/Art teacher (online and in person)  – taught EFL in private schools, public schools, adult education centers and with private clients to nursery age children, children, teenagers, adults, university students and seniors

Language teaching method involves a variety of activities covering the four language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. Cambridge and Trinity Exam preparation

2014 to present- facilitated art groups in a holistic centers, festivals and women’s associations as well as private lessons in cultural centers, arts counselor for children and the elderly


2012 – 2016      City & Guilds Level 5 (ACGI), Transpersonal Arts for Health and Wellbeing Tobias

School of Art and Art Therapy (Steiner inspired therapeutic arts)

1993   RSA TEFL Certificate to teach English as a Foreign Language to Adults, International House, London

1990   Diploma to teach French as a Second Language, beginner and intermediate levels, University of Toronto, Canada

1988-89  Diploma in Education, (Specialization to teach Visual Arts at primary and secondary levels) McGill University, Montreal, Canada

1987-88           Bachelor of Arts Specialized Honors Fine Arts – University of Guelph

1979-84 AOCA  Associate Ontario College of Art, Diploma: General Studies  (final year in Florence)