Englishhubusa.com Director of English The English Hub February 2012 – Present (1 year 3 months)Washington, DC Develop, design, and teach daily English course curriculum for intermediate to advanced adult learners Hire teachers and arrange private tutorials Develop intensive language and culture immersion courses for newly arriving diplomats Develop professional English writing course for diplomats Develop American English pronunciation course for young adults and diplomats Develop and write exams for all courses Write syllabi for all courses Create orientation materials for new students Hire part-time teachers Arrange private teachers for individuals Book guest teachers and lecturers for special events Design and write monthly newsletters ESL Teacher/Curriculum and Resource Writer, Harriet Fulbright College, Washington DC 2011-2012 ESL Teacher, Inlingua English Center, Washington DC 2011 ESL Teacher, Dow Jones English, Salvador, Brazil 2010 ESL Teacher, Washington English School, Hanoi, Vietnam 2009 ESL Teacher, Inlingua English School, Washington DC 2008 ESL Teacher, Centro Cultural Paraguayo Americano, Asuncion, Paraguay 2007
I believe in teaching ESL/EFL with fun, dynamic and effective lessons which engage the spectrum of learning styles - from Verbal-linguistic to Kinetic to Visual to Musical. My lesson and activities are designed to truly round-out the ESL/EFL teaching experience and grow the learner through multifaceted engagement. One of the greatest roadblocks teachers face is opening up students’ comfort zones. A relaxed, engaged and well-entertained student is likely to open up, remain alert, and internalize the lesson. Watching TV and film clips that relate to the lessons will lock in vocabulary and structures while proving that the material is relevant. Taking field trips and using English to interact in, interpret, and describe experiences will enliven the lesson for experiential learners. Acting as presenters, players and teachers to peers will solidify the lesson for kinesthetic learners. Performing karaoke will satisfy the audiophiles. The scenarios are limitless, but the objective is always the same – to provide adult ESL/EFL learners with energizing and diverse lessons, thereby giving each individual a chance to learn through his or her own style.
Teacher of the Quarter Award, 2008 (Inlingua English Center)
BA, English, University of Missouri, Columbia 2004 TESOL Conference Certificate, Asuncion, Paraguay 2007 TEFL Certificate, Inlingua English Center, 2010
I love traveling and teaching and I wish to spread that joy to others.
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