Updated June 25, 2007
UCI Programs for Internationals
Irvine, California, USA
June 2005 -Present
Irvine, California, USA
Classes include: "Technology and Teaching
English Language Learners" (online), “Techniques of Teaching
Reading and Writing to SLLs”, “English Grammar for Teaching
ESL and EFL”, “Techniques of Teaching Listening and speaking
to Second Language Learners”, “Theory and Method of Second
Language Teaching,” and “Principles, Practices and Socio-Cultural
Issues of Teaching English Language Learners”
Intensive English Program Instructor
International - Irvine
Irvine, California, USA
Jan 2002-Oct 2004
Elementary/Middle School Teacher
Park City Academy
Park City, Utah USA
August 2000-June 2001
- Eighth grade homeroom teacher.
- Instructed 5th and 6th grade Sciences, 8th grade Language Arts, Pre-Algebra,
Study Skills and German.
- Coordinated School Science Fair.
ESL/English Secondary School Teacher
Berlin-Potsdam International School
November 1998-June 2000
Instructed grade 7,8,10, and 11 ESL and grade 9 English literature
to students from 27 different nationalities.
Reorganized ESL program
and established the English curriculum for grades
7 and 8.
Initiated and oversaw the first school's first student produced
Freelance English Teacher
Berlin-Potsdam International School,
American Language Academy, Berlin
School of English and Akademie
September 1997-October 1998
- Instructed intensive and regular weekly EFL courses, including specialized
business courses, using a balance of communicative and traditional
methodology with students from the age of 11 to adult.
- Substitute taught
grades pre-k to 12 in math, history, art, physical
education and language arts.
Sixth Grade Teacher
Lincoln International School
San Jose, Costa Rica
January 1994-December 1996
Instructed bilingual, international students in the areas of language
arts, science and ancient civilizations.
Chaired the Elementary School
Portfolio Committee which established a portfolio assessment system
that documents each student's progress
throughout the six years of elementary school.
Presented a seminar on Authentic
Assessment and Whole Language to Costa Rican teachers-in-training at
the University of Costa Rica.
Assisted coaching the elementary school's
boys basketball team.
Online seminar, Ikarus
Teaching and Learning in Virtual Learning Environments, University
of Saarbruecken, supported by the European Commission Socrates. March
3 – May 30, 2003. Designed online courses, researched online
teaching methodology, interacted with international teachers living
around the world.
(Certificate in English Language to Adults), University of Cambridge
Local Examinations Syndicate, June 1998.
MA, International Education, Framingham
, Massachusetts, August 1997. Courses included: ESL,
Special Education, Learning Styles, Reading, Curriculum Theory/Practice,
(Torch Bearers) 3 Month Intensive Bible School in Spanish, Costa Rica,
California Multi-Subject Teaching Credential with
English Supplementary Authorization, Westmont
, Santa Barbara, CA, June 1994.
BA, Diversified, Westmont
, Santa Barbara, CA, December 1993. Cum Laud Honors, GPA:
- TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers
of Other Languages)
- EUROCALL (European
Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning)
- CATESOL (California of English to Speakers
of Other Languages)
- AACE (Association for the Advancement of
Computing in Education)
- Pi Lambda Theta (International
Honor Society and Professional Association in Education)
- NACFLA (North American
Christian Foreign Language Association)
- Co-presented “Using Free Audacity Voice-Recording Software
for iBT Practice” at the State CATESOL Conference, San
- Attended the “Pragmatics and Language Learning” Conference,
March 12-14, 2007, in Honolulu, Hawaii.
- Presented "An Overview of Technology that Supports the
Development of Speaking Skills in an Online Environment"
at the E-Learn 2005- World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government,
Healthcare, and Higher Education conference in Vancouver in October
- "A Place for Action Research" published
in The English Teaching Professional, January 2004
- "Popular Music as a Teaching Aid" published
in Berlin-Brandenburg English Teachers' Association, Autumn
- Presented "Online Learning Communities and Language Development"
at the Los Angeles Regional CATESOL Conference, October 2004
- Presented "Seven Essential Components of an Interactive
Online ESL Class" at the San Diego Regional CATESOL Conference,
- Presented "A Site for Sore Eyes: The Effectiveness of
Online Learning Communities on Language Development" at
the EUROCALL Conference in Vienna, September 2004
- Presented "Integrating Interaction into Online ESL Classes"
at the EUROCALL Conference in Vienna, September 2004
- Gave demonstration "Creating Online Communities for FREE"
at the Electronic Village at the International TESOL Convention in Long
Beach, CA, April 2004
- Presented "Strategies for Creating Interaction in Online
Communities" at the International TESOL Convention in
Long Beach, CA, April 2004
- Presented "Technologies and Sheltering Strategies in
Mainstream Classrooms" at the International TESOL Convention
in Baltimore, MD, 2003
"Integrating Learner-Centered Design
into Virtual Learning Environments”, December 2003
“Between Teenagers: A Discourse Analysis”,
“Effects of Aging on Word Retrieval”,
- Spanish Language: Intermediate
- German Language: Fluent
- Computer Literate: MS Word, MS Powerpoint, Adobe
Dreamweaver, Adobe Fireworks, Photoshop, Blackboard, Nicenet.org
COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES
Initiated and coordinated the development of the
Literacy Ministry at Saddleback Community Church. Trained 35 teachers
and oversaw 60 Hispanic and Vietnamese adult students, 2002-2004.
Coordinated monthly young adult social activities, co-led the
confirmation retreat and temporarily taught the high school Sunday
school at the
American Church of Berlin.
Participated in a mission trip to the Salvation
Army Church in Liberia, Costa Rica. Interpreted Spanish/English.
Prepared meals. Prepared activities for the Elderly Home, May 1997.
village teams to Ensenada, Mexico. Planned crafts and activities
for women groups and children. April 1993.
Performed with Mime Team
at Westmont College in the Santa Barbara Community, including the
Elderly home and Juvenile Hall. Performed
in small churches
and the prison in Ensenada, Mexico, Easter Week, 1990-1993.
AREAS OF INTEREST
Interested in CALL, the role of interaction on
SLA, and Virtual Learning Environments
Literacy Missions Development
Active in the outdoors. Biked 800 miles from Berlin
to Paris in 1999. Enjoys rock climbing, hiking, biking, swimming,
surfing, basketball, tennis, running and camping.
Fascinated by people and cultures. Visited Japan
and South America. Traveled extensively through Central America, SE
Asia, and Europe. Photography is a hobby.
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