ESL Instructor, GE & Foundation Program
Mr. Belanger is Presentation & Communication Technology (PCT) instructor at Rabdan Academy. He has 10 years teaching experience at various universities and technical institutes in Abu Dhabi and another 5 years internationally. He specializes in blended and e-Learning delivery while supporting a variety of areas of study. Mr. Belanger has developed and taught courses in Health & Safety (HSE), English for Specific Purposes (ESP), and other vocational skills for the UAE military, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and other UAE professionals. Mr. Belanger is from Ontario, Canada and is active in the community helping children learn to skate and play ice hockey while representing Abu Dhabi in the Emirates Hockey League (EHL).
- MA Applied Linguistics, University of New England, April 2008
- BA Communications, University of Ottawa, June 2000
- NEBOSH International Certificate in Health and Safety, UK/Chicago Training Institute, August 2015
- Mr. Belanger has a variety of HSE-related certificates under his belt and is an accredited NEBOSH instructor.
Current teaching area: Presentation & Communication Technology (PCT)
Past teaching areas:
Abu Dhabi Vocational Education Training Institute (ADVETI): Environmental Health & Safety Program ADVETI Foundation Program (AFP)
ADNOC Technical Institute (ATI/ATA): Operational Training Program (OTP) – Health, Safety & the Environment (HSE), Plant Safety Systems, Origin of Oil & Gas, Exploration and Drilling, Introduction to Oil & Gas Operations, ADNOC Production Companies: Common Core – Information Technology
Zayed University (ZU): Academic Bridge Program (ABP), Mahawi Camp/Zayed Military City
Presented: “The Use of Technology in the Classroom”, “Social Media as a Learning Tool”, “Fusing Technology with Curriculum Requirements”
Abu Dhabi University (ADU): Business and Communication skills (BTEC Intermediate Certificate in Employability – Vocational Development/”Tawteen” Program, in conjunction with the Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratization (MOHRE)
Dong-Eui University (DEU): Vocational English (Department of English Language and Literature)
Cross-cultural communication, group dynamics, blended/eLearning, information & communication technology, leadership training, Health & Safety, emergency management and crisis control.