Kip Boahn (Aka Kip Yellowjacket)

Work History

Work History
Jul 2011 - Present

Stimulator of Studies | Facilitator of Language Learning @ Oxford School, VIRTLANTIS, etc.

Oxford School for English
Oct 2006 - Present

Virtual World Language Learning Developer and Facilitator

VIRTLANTIS
Language Learning and Teaching in Virtual Worlds Exploration of Numerous Virtual World Environments Organization of Various Types of Free (Open and Closed Format) Experimental Language Learning Activities Creation of Language Learning Groups & Communities, e.g. VIRTLANTIS (aka Second Life English) Co-creation and Administration of the VIRTLANTIS Virtual World Environments (3D Simulators/Islands). Teaching of Several Long-term EFL/ESL Activities Promotion of Language Appreciation and Intercultural Awareness Facilitation of Several Virtual World Language Learning Projects for Universities Assisted With The Integration of the Claroline Learning Management System and Second Life®. Promotion of Virtual World Language Learning/Teaching Continual Provision of Support, Resources, Demos and Q&A to Language Teachers/Learners Participation in Multiple Conferences and Discussions on the Subject of Virtual World Language Learning Promoted Virtual World Language Learning via a Multitude of Social Networks Creation and Maintenance of Forums, Blogs and Websites for Community and Language Learning
Aug 2001 - Present

Stimulator of Studies | Facilitator of Language Learning

Oxford School for English
Liaison Between Teaching Staff and School Management Course Planning and Development Learning Content Selection and Creation Lesson Quality Assurance Allocation of Teachers to Clients Development of New Course Formats and Teaching Methods Incorporation of E-Learning and New Media Recruitment and Training of Teaching Staff Provision of Ongoing Support to Administrators and Teachers Website Maintenance and Development Continual Development and Updating of School Websites and Social Media Sites Content and Layout Optimization Translation, Text Editing and Proofreading for School and Clients Technical and Business English Pharmaceutical and Medical English IT and Computer English Websites and Marketing Materials Product Descriptions and Handbooks Terms and Conditions, Contracts, Disclaimers Student Texts, Summaries, Essays, Presentations and Reports Business Correspondence, etc. Presence Based and Distance Teaching Lessons: 1:1, Small Groups (2-8) and Large Groups (up to 25) Intensive Workshops and Seminars Exam Preparation: Geprüfte(r) Fremdsprachenkorrespondent(in) - IHK Stuttgart London Chamber of Commerce Exams (LCCIEB) Cambridge Exams TOEIC, IELTS Individual Coaching for Special Purposes Needs Analysis and Level Assessment Progress Checks and Feedback Collection Supplementary Use of Internet Technologies Continual Online Support
Aug 2001 - Sep 2009

EFL Instructor

Freelance EFL Instruction via the Oxford School for English
EFL Instruction at Further Education Institutes BBG (Berufsbildungsgesellschaft) - 3 locations: Göppingen, Nürtingen, Kirchheim* Carl Duisberg Centrum für Fremdsprachen* Deutsche Angestellten-Akademie In-Company Teaching Experience Allgaier Werke GmbH* Carl Stahl* Emag Group Ex-Cell-o GmbH (Now: MAG – The Gobal Machine Tool Manufacturer) ADIC Germany GmbH* Deutsche Bank Dobner Metalldeckensysteme Steinbeis Transferzentrum Gelita AG Heldele GmbH Herp Ingenieure GmbH & Co.KG Hinterkopf Maschinenbau GmbH Lackfabrik Dr. Schmid GmbH & Co.KG* Saxonia-Franke GmbH & Co.KG* Schuler Pressen GmbH & Co.KG Spindelfabrik Süßen* T-Systems CSM GmbH UTi Deutschland GmbH* Wackler GmbH Spedition u. Logistik* Zeller & Gmelin GmbH & Co KG* Zinser ZNL Saurer GmbH & Co. KG (now: Oerlikon Schlafhorst)* *Course duration was several years - often with multiple simultaneous courses.
Aug 1999 - Aug 2001

International Programs Assistant | Residence Hall Manager

Wenatchee Valley College
Residence Hall Management Managed College's International Resident Dormitory Registration and Administration of All Student Residents Installed Dorm's First Computer Lab Significantly Enhanced Look and Feel of Dorm Interior - Created a More Optimal Learning Environment Helped to Resolve Resident Conflicts and Difficulties Maintained All Dormitory Facilities Summer Cultural Exchange Program Facilitated and Carried Out Cultural and Recreational Activities for Visiting Students from Japan
Sep 1998 - Aug 1999

VISTA Coordinator

AmeriCorps
Community Liaison and Development Primary Community Support Liaison Between K-12 School, Community and Team of Volunteers Helped Initiate and Organize Several Community Clean-up and Enhancement Projects Participated in Various Community Outreach Programs Attended Several Methodology and Skills Development Seminars Literacy, Reading and Learning Skills Improvement Worked 1:1 with Students to Improve Overall Literacy Assisted Classroom Teachers with Curriculum Organized and Participated in After-School Learning Activities, e.g. Homework Support and Crafts Offered Several After-School Recreational Activities, e.g. Soccer and Basketball Provided Mentoring to At-Risk Kids Recruited Additional Volunteers and Raised Funds

Education

Education
1994 - 1998

BA

University of North Carolina at Greensboro
*Academic Year Abroad in 1996 - Fachhochschule, Worms - Germany - Focus: German Language, Culture & European Business Management
1996 - 1997

*College Academic Year Abroad

Fachhochschule Worms
1991 - 1992

*High School Academic Year Abroad

College de la Noue

Skills

Skills

Mobile Learning

Applied Linguistics

Classroom

Moodle

Pronunciation

Foreign Languages

Linguistics

Academic English

English for Specific Purposes

TOEFL

Curriculum Design

Teacher Training

International Education

TESOL

IELTS

Content Strategy

Language Teaching

Teaching English as a Second Language

Educational Technology

ESL

Blended Learning

French

Cross-cultural Teams

Communication

German

Cloud Computing

Virtual Worlds

Distance Learning

E-Learning

English

Content Creation

Proofreading

Video Production

Video Conferencing

Translation

Technical English

Business English

Second Life

Web 2.0

Internet Learning Technologies

E-learning Development

E-learning

Intercultural Training

Intercultural Communication

Computer Repair

Web Design

Distance Learning/Teaching

EFL/ESL

Virtual World Language Learning/Teaching

Community Building