Mr. Bernard McCabe
A versatile professional, Mr. Bernard McCabe is the Program Lead of the English as a Second Language (ESL) faculty for AUBH, and lectures for the Division of Arts & Sciences. He has taught at a wide range of academic levels internationally since 2008 with a strong focus on mentoring, collaboration, and innovative program designs.
Since joining AUBH at its inception in July 2019, Mr. McCabe has been recognized for his work in implementing effective intervention and mentoring strategies for students. developing and facilitating student training programs and driving the creation of the AUBH Language Test Center. Additionally, he continues to build on his popularity with students and faculty alike by employing the educational leadership he displayed when AUBH made the pivot from traditional face-to-face teaching to online course delivery. This is not surprising. At the Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education, he formed high-performing teams of teachers and positioned them to achieve results by investigating and identifying teacher training needs then introducing and directing innovative training programs to enrich teachers’ skills and abilities. He brings this passion for team collaboration and problem-solving and incorporates it into teaching and research to support students’ academic success and preparation for professional careers.
Prior to his roles at AUBH, Mr. McCabe spent many years of his career in many positions across the globe, such as the Seoul and Daegu Offices of Metropolitan Education, Korea; the University of Canberra College and Australian National University College, Australia; Saudi Academy for ARAMCO, Saudi Arabia; Salt Lake City Community College, USA; Australian Centre for Education, Cambodia; Cambridge English Centre, Bolivia; and Nasser Vocational Training Centre, Bahrain. This breadth of experience across cultures and work styles is reflected in his contributions to AUBH’s entry and exam policies, the Academic Integrity Committee, and the wider university community.
Mr. McCabe received his Master of Arts in TESOL and Foreign Language Teaching at the University of Canberra. He was recognized with the Dean’s Award for Excellence for his achievements during his MA studies. His main pedagogical interest is greater accessibility to tertiary education for students from non-traditional educational backgrounds.