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Abigail F. Bitter

TESL/TEFL Certified Teacher


Marital Status:  Single                                Citizenship:  USA                                       Gender:  Female


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. 

Profesional Experience

Jul 2016Feb 2017

English Teacher, Adults

World International English, Changzhou, China

-Facilitating thought provoking discussion 

-Optimizing classroom time to accomplish pre established goals

-Organizing lessons and discussion around diverse topics

-Managing groups of 2-25 learners from beginner to advanced level

-Assessing addressing and advising individual English needs

Jul 2015Jul 2016

English Teacher, Children

Kiddie English, Changzhou, China

-Providing an interactive focused and comfortable language learning environment

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

-organizing extra curricular activities, functions and marketing events

-Planning and executing private classes, various events, regular meetings

May 2011Dec 2014

Child Caregiver

Private Families, San Diego, California, USA

-Designing and executing daily a schedule

-Skill development in speech, fine motor, gross motor, behavior, and self help 

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

- Offering thorough progress reports to parents based on agreed upon goals

Jun 2007Jul 2007

Volunteer English Instructor

New Life Fellowship, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

- Managing classrooms of 15-30 youth, ages 13-18

- Creating 60 sessions of conversational level curriculum

- Providing instruction and facilitating group discussion 

-Emphasizing oral communication, listening, writing and conversational skills

Applicable Experience

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

-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)


Jason Greeno

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

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Samuel Cha

Mandarin Chinese Possessor, Mesa Community College, two semesters

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