Education

Education
Sep 2009 - Present

E-Learning and Online Teaching Certificate

University of Wisconsin @ Stout

This course is to prepare teachers to use technology in face to face classrooms and also in a complete online learning environment. I plan to continue in order to obtain a Master Degree.

Sep 2007 - Aug 2008

Principles and Practices of Online Teaching Certificate Program

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

The Certificate Program included classes in teaching reading and writing , vocabulary, grammar, online. The program included creating and managing a Web based Course Management system. We designed many interactive web activities.

Sep 2005 - Jul 2006

Teacher Training and Professional Development Institute

Courses Completed: Teaching Teachers to Reflect, Designing Learning Experiences for Teachers, 

School for International Training (SIT)

Apr 1994

MATESOL, Masters in Teaching English as a Second Language

Jun 1988

BA in Spanish with a minor in English

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

March 2006 

Certificate of Authorization to give the TOEFL iBT

NCA/CITA accreditation

November 3, 1980 

Bilingual Program Certificate- Spanish Level II University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, Iowa

Objective

I am looking for a Full Time Faculty position as an  English as a Second Language Instructor in an IEP/EAP program. I will go anywhere in the world. I would also like to have the opportunity to teach College Level Courses for English as a Second Language Learners online

Interest

My interests include the following:

Traveling across the United States by car.

Traveling to other parts of the world. Reading about other cultures and especially about women in other cultures.

Taking photographs of landscapes around the United States.

Summary

I am an English as a Second Language (ESL) Specialist with 10 years of teaching on the College and University levels in Kalamazoo, Michigan (WMU) , East Lansing, Michigan (MSU), and Tempe, Arizona (ASU). My teaching experience includes 30 years of teaching adults and children.

Areas of Expertise include:

Business English, Beginning to Advanced Levels of ESL, Reading, Writing, Listening,and Speaking, Intensive English Programs(IEP) and English for Academic Purposes (EAP) programs

ACTIVITIES

AZTESOL Member 2010, Central AZ Representative

Twenty five year member of TESOL, Teachers of English as a Second Language

Attended the last 12 TESOL conferences

Membership in MFLA, NCA accredited, MITESOL (Michigan Teachers of English as a Second Language) 

MITESOL SIG Representative for Workplace ESL, Professional Development/Conference Committee

MITESOL Secretary 2007-2008

Presented in 2004, 2005, and 2006 (MITESOL)

TEACHER TRAINING EXPERIENCE

2005-

Coordinating teacher and mentor for Eastern Michigan University MA TESOL students enrolled in TSLN500, a course that prepares pre-service teachers to learn about teaching through classroom observations. 

2001-2003

Best Practices of Adult Learning for PAL Kellogg Community College, Battle Creek, Mi.

4/21/2005

Helping ELL Students to Get Ahead K-6 mainstream instructors

Lincoln Consolidated Schools/ Ypsilante, Mi 

11/11/2005

Using Drama to teach ESL to High School Students

Michigan State University / East Lansing, Mi. 

11/12/2004 

Cross Cultural Issues in Adult Literacy Classrooms 

Grand Valley State University/ Grand Rapids Mi 

9/20-12/16/ 2004 

ESL/TEFL Certificate 

Adults wanting to be ESL Qualified

Battle Creek Language and Culture Center/ Battle Creek, Mi. 

Skills

Skills

Japanese

The majority of my ESL students at the Battle Creek Language and Culture Center  are Japanese. I use my Japanese language skills everyday. I help my students understand American Culture , take them to the dentist, and help them to understand their children's homework.

Spanish

My Spanish skills are used for interpretation and translation services. I also continue to socialize with Hispanics who are very close friends of mine.

Work History

Work History

Jun 2009 - Present

ESL Instructor

Michigan State University

I instructed teachers who were from KNUE, Korean National University of Education from June to August 2009. I taught Reading  EAP, English for Academic Purposes,from September to December, 2009. We focused on vocabulary building. The students used a Wiki for discussion of the "Tipping Point". 

Apr 1998 - Present

Director/ESL/EFL Language Specialist

Battle Creek Language and Culture Center

Battle Creek Language and Culture Center

Director/Owner/Language and Culture Specialist

English as a Second Language Instructor and Trainer

Classes taught to children, adults, teachers and business executives

Culture training

Assistant coordinator / ESL instructor for CCI, Center for Culture Interchange

This position incuded teaching High School students for three weeks in the summer, organizing activities and testing their English skills for placement in High Schools as foreign exchange students.

Jun 2010 - Aug 2010

Faculty Associate

Arizona State University AECP

Taught the following classes: Intermediate Level 2 Speaking and Listening, TOEFL Prep Class, Advanced Conversation, and Advanced Professional Development.

Sep 1995 - Aug 1998

ESL/EFL Language Specialist

Western Michigan University

Taught and designed the first on-line English as a Second Language Composition class.

English as a Second Language instructor 

Department of Languages and Literature

Taught Advanced Level writing skills to International Students. Students learned to write essays, research papers and give presentations

Apr 1983 - Jun 1985

English Instructor

Aichi Gakusen Diagaku

Taught English reading and writing to college students. Students were required to write essays and complete a final project in a group.

Dec 1981 - Sep 1981

English Language Instructor

Seijo High School

Taught English conversation to a group of 50 High School students. Emphasis was on pronunciation and conversation.

Sep 1977 - Jul 1978

English Language Instructor

UNAM

I lived and worked in Mexico from the time period of 1975-79. During that period I taught at various middle schools, high school, business schools, and UNAM. All of my classes consisted of teaching reading, writing and speaking.