Labada Mini

portraits_Page_07Mr. Labada Mini has taught English as a Foreign Language (EFL) and directed EFL programs and initiatives in Mauritania for several years. Since 2010 he has been teaching English, developing curriculum, and working in the administration at Mauritania’s Ministry of National Education.  Mr. Mini has been awarded for his success in teaching both oral and written English skills to classes of upwards of seventy students utilizing the Competency Based Approach (CBA), a precise outcomes-based approach to teaching.

Prior to working for the Ministry of Education, Mr. Mini taught English at several private schools and worked within teacher networks to advance private-sector EFL instruction across Mauritania. He is also distinguished in the fields of oral interpretation and translation, having translated for the World Vision Organization among others.

Mr. Mini obtained a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Nouakchott in 2007. He has further obtained a number of professional certifications including the Certificate of Aptitude for The Profession of a Teacher from Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) in Paris and a certificate in Critical Thinking in Language Learning and Teaching (CT) from the University of Oregon.

During his Humphrey year, Mr. Mini would like to further advance his teaching and educational leadership skills, including the learning of new methods that he can utilize to enhance teaching and learning across Mauritania.