I'm preparing a work experience letter in which I am expected to include my responsibilities in previous companies. In one of the companies I was holding some classes for other staff. But I'm not sure what is the formal, common and correct way of saying:

"Holding Object Orientation classes as a teacher for the IT staff"

To clarify, I don't know which verb (holding, teaching conducting, etc) could imply that I was the one who held the class and also was the teacher.

Could you please help me with this?

  • Don't forget to include both prepared and taught. The work of getting the lessons ready is also very important. If you only did the class teaching part it has less prestige on your work experience letter.
    – puppetsock
    Oct 7, 2019 at 20:01

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We can see this in a variety of ways. You

...taught OOP concepts to IT staff.

...taught IT staff OOP concepts.

...taught classes on OOP concepts.

...conducted classes for IT staff, in which OOP concepts were presented.

held and ran could be used as less formal synonyms for conducted.

This answer is from a grammatical perspective; for advice on resume writing, you would ask elsewhere.

  • thanks, so my responsibility was: "conducting OOP classes for IT staff". Is this correct? Dec 25, 2017 at 13:15
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    That is certainly a viable way of stating things, although as I wrote, this is not resume-writing advice but English language advice. A resume-writing pundit would tell you whether the past tense or the participle was preferred.
    – TimR
    Dec 25, 2017 at 13:16
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    "conducting" may make it sound like someone else was teaching it. Just say "teaching". Dec 25, 2017 at 15:02
  • @LukeSawczak: I see, then what about conducting a presentation? If I was in charge of preparing and delivering it, the can I say I was conducting the presentation? Dec 26, 2017 at 6:19
  • @Tᴚoɯɐuo, This is my final sentence: "Conducting programming classes and teaching OOP concepts to the IT staff." How is this? Dec 26, 2017 at 7:34

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