Akebono Sou #301
[Previous Employment History]
[Original Online Material]
Akebono Sou #301
Explore creative ESL opportunities in the teaching,
educational material development, and web site design fields.
RSA CELTA Certificate, University of Cambridge.
St. Giles Academy, San Francisco, California, USA
B.A. Speech Communication, University of Northern Colorado
Awarded Colorado Secondary Teaching Certificate, Renewed 1990
Graduate Study, Mass Media, University of Northern Colorado
|EFL TEACHING EXPERIENCE|
Title/Company: EFL Instructor, AEON Corporation, Okayama, Japan
Dates: 1991-92, 1993-96, 1997-present
-Teach English conversation to all ages and levels, including General English, Business English, and Test Preparation classes
-Assess student levels
-Evaluate student progress
-Provide educational counseling
-Create original educational material
-Rewrite, edit company textbooks
|PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT HISTORY|
1988-91: Media Department Supervisor: Regis University, Denver, Colorado
1986-87: Magazine Publisher/Editor: VideoGuide Magazine, Ft. Collins, Colorado
1983-85: Independent Video Producer: Greeley, Colorado
|WEB SITE DESIGN|
March 1998: Created The Tower of English
The Tower of English is a student-friendly site that encourages students to integrate a wide variety of web resources into their English-learning experience. It includes original reading, writing, and vocabulary activities and encourages students to become actively involved with the material and with other learners.
January 1999: Created ESL SuperStore
ESL SuperStore is a site that allows ESL teachers to quickly and easily access ESL product information from over 35 ESL publishers. It includes a moderated discussion forum for teachers to exchange information regarding ESL products.
|ORIGINAL ONLINE MATERIAL|
Tower of English
The Tower Tipsheet
The Tower Tipsheet is a daily email newsletter designed to introduce ESL students (and teachers) to unique and useful Internet resources. It is published five days a week.
Debate Hall (Gun Control)
Debate Hall (Animal Rights)
Debate Hall (Smoking)
These pages present both sides of a controversial topic. The student is asked to read about both sides and then write his opinion, which is published on the Opinions page.
Movie Theatre (Wizard of Oz)
Movie Theatre (Titanic)
Projects related to web-based reading assignments.
A Beatles quiz related to a web-based reading assignment.
Dave's ESL Cafe
Animal Idioms Quiz
Face Idioms Quiz
EF Internet Language
Created original online ESL material for this popular Internet school.
Using the Internet in the ESL Classroom,
or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Internet!
August 3, 1999