Team member

 

 

Surname                              Matheidesz

 
First name                            Maria
 
Nationality                            Hungarian
  
 
Affiliation with educational networks
 
EAQUALS - The European Association for Quality Assurance (Operations Manager, inspector and inspector trainer)
NYESZE - The Hungarian Association of Language Schools (Founder Chair, inspector, inspector trainer)
IATEFL Hungary (member)
 
 
Work information
 

Occupation or position currently held 

Operations Manager
   

Name of employer 

EAQUALS - The European Association for Quality Language Services
   

Country of employment 

Hungary
   
Education and training  
Relevant qualifications or training
 
Degree in English Philology and German Philology, MA level;
Dr. univ. in Applied Linguistics; RSA Diploma in TEFL from Cambridge University;
ISO lead auditor qualification; "Investors in people" advisor qualification
Management training, Inspector training
   
Languages of communication
 

Mother tongue

Hungarian
 
 
Other languages of communication
English, German, French
 

  

Contribution to the project
  

Maria Matheidesz has extensive FL teaching and teacher training experience.

Her professional expertise also includes:

- educational institution management (both of a language school and of an institution specialised in professional and vocational training);
- management training and inspector training;
- development of management and inspector training materials
- project management and international consultancy in domains such as quality assurance, educational organisation management, academic management.
Maria has participated on the co-ordinating team of the 1st medium-term project "Quality Assurance and Self-assessment for Schools and Teachers" and is one of the co-authors of the CD ROM "Quality Management in Language Education".
Maria's current role as EAQUALS Operations Manager involves organsing inspections, offering consultancy to language schools, as well the development of relevant quality management and inspector training guide books.
 
Maria's envisaged role in the project team will include:
- dissemination activities, (co-)organising and (co-)facilitation of workshops,
- networking to identify potential target audiences of multipliers for cascading events;
- co-operating with the other team members on carrying out needs analysis in preparation for WSs and adaptation of QualiTraining workshop materials for implementation in various educational contexts;
- a leading role in disseminating "QualiTraining" processes and outcomes in the EAQUALS context;
- with the other team members, developing tools for evaluating training events, and carrying out small-scale feasibility studies and action research, to explore the specificity of introducing "QualiTraining" concepts and materials in various educational contexts, and - as appropriate - to contribute to the publishing of research outcomes in specialised journals for dissemination to a wider public. 

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