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Abigail Faith Bitter

TESL/TEFL Certified Teacher

                                 

Marital Status:  Single                                Citizenship:  USA                                       Gender:  Female

Education

Jan 2015Feb 2015

TESL/TEFL Certificate

American Language Institute at San Diego State University

This 130-hour certificate program prepares instructors to successfully live and teach English in China.  This program combines a solid teaching foundation with hands-on practical classroom experience.

Specialized sessions – language acquisition theory, teaching specific language skills, effective second language teaching methods, understanding the English language learner, classroom atmosphere and management, lesson preparation, and materials development.

32 in-class hours:

  • 16 hours ESL class observation
  • 16 hours student teaching experience
  • Teaching for peers and other teachers, effective teaching methods, grammar, lesson planning, and classroom management
Jan 2013May 2013

Human Growth and Development Course

San Diego City College

This course examines the interrelationship among the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial growth and development of individuals from conception through adolescence. It emphasizes positive relationships with family members, peers, and other significant individuals. Topics include theories and philosophies of human development and cross-cultural patterns. Students observe children and educational programs.

Sep 2012May 2013

Chinese 101 and 102 Course

San Diego Mesa College

These interactive courses in Mandarin Chinese focused on listening, reading, speaking and writing skills. Emphasis is placed on phonetics, characters, grammar, tone usage and common daily expressions. 

Applicable Experience

English Teacher

-Teaching children to speak and communicate in English

-Providing an interesting and comfortable language learning environment

(ChangZhou, China)

ESL Teacher's Aide

-Volunteering in English as a Second Language classrooms

-Providing adults with English help and language understanding

(Mid City College, San Diego, California, USA)

ESL College Classroom Aide and Observer

-Volunteering in classes with nationally diverse college age students

-Participating in varying classroom focuses:  Oral Communication, Business English, Grammar, Writing, etc.

-Maintaining a focused learning environment

-Encouraging English speaking and conversation among language learners

-Learning to motivate English to be spoken and navigate a language class

(American Language Institute, San Diego, California, USA)

Human Interest Projects

-Facilitating English classes

-Providing care for and information about health and hygiene.

(Mexico, Cambodia, Indonesia, Peru)

Work History

Jul 2015Present

Professional English Teacher

ChangZhou, China

- Providing children an interactive and focused language learning environment

-Planning classes based on a fixed curriculum, goal and timeline

-Planning and participating in extra curricular activities, functions and marketing events

-Planning and executing private classes and varying other events, attending regular meetings

May 2011Dec 2014

Professional Caregiver

San Diego, California, USA

- Designing and executing daily schedule including skill development in speech, fine motor, gross motor, behavior, and self help skills

- Providing age-appropriate developmental exercises for children ages 0-3

- Providing daily progress reports to parents, based on agreed upon goals for each child

Jun 2007Jul 2007

Volunteer English Instructor

Phnom Penh, Thmey, Cambodia

- Managed classroom of 15-30 youth, ages 13-18

- Creating conversational level curriculum for 60 sessions emphasizing oral communication

- Providing instruction and facilitating group discussion designed to increase skills in listening  and conversation as well as oral and written comprehension

References

Jason Greeno

Teacher Training Programs Director, American Language Institute, San Diego State University

jgreeno@mail.sdsu.edu

Manju Raj

Previous Employer, In Home Child Care Provider, two years

manju.ananthan@gmail.com

Samuel Cha

Mandarin Chinese Possessor, Mesa Community College, two semesters

apeacepoet@yahoo.com