Jill Ann Robbins. Ph.D.
Silver Spring, MD
Highlights of Qualifications
- Educational technology expert: website
development and hypertext writing
- Provider of professional
development for educators
- Experience as program coordinator and project manager
- Leader within
- Computer assisted language learning: content
development and editing
- 30 years of language teaching experience
- Editing & Writing:
- Writer of commercially successful educational
- Writer of commercially successful educational
- Team leader to
achieve project goals
- Ph.D. – Applied Linguistics, 1996: Georgetown University,
- Master’s Degree – Applied Linguistics, 1983: with distinction,
Concentration in TESL: University of South Florida, Tampa Florida.
- Bachelor’s Degree – Linguistics, 1977: Minor in Spanish
Literature, Barnard College, Columbia University, New York,
- Computer-assisted instruction: Use of Internet, podcasting, blogging, instructional technology, virtual communities, classroom networks, graphic editing, programming, web documents & technical writing
- Research: research design, data entry, analysis & organization, dissemination of findings, Atlas TI Hermeneutics
- Electronic communication: Email clients, mailing lists, monthly newsletters and email communications for nonprofit organizations
- Software: Installations and adaptation to instruction for Windows and Mac applications
- Videography: Video production, digital editing, image transfer, disk layout and DVD production
- Desktop publishing: Word, Excel, Adobe Creative Cloud 2015; Premiere, Audition, Lightroom, Powerpoint, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, CSS Styles, Podcasting, RSS feeds.
- Web site design: html, graphics, video, audio. See http://nclhttp://nclrc.org/arabick12/haya/; http://jillrobbins.com, http://languagemuseum.org; http://nclrc.org; http://learningenglish.voanews.com
Voice of America Learning English Division, Washington, DC
8/14 – Present: Multimedia eLearning Teacher
Write, edit, and produce content for online learning of English. Edit news and feature articles for English learners and develop video and audio materials for an international audience. Conduct online conversations, advise on second language instruction and interact with audience through blogs, comments, Skype and social media. Site: http://learningenglish.voanews.com
Burlington College, Burlington, VT
8/14 – 12/14: Linguistics Instructor
Provide an online course on Linguistics and Expression. Course was a detailed overview of the linguistics field including, but not limited to: universals of language, psycholinguistics, analysis, generative semantics, comparative linguistics, linguistic relativism, sociolinguistics, pragmatics, and metaphors & framing.
Georgetown University, Department of Special Programs, Center for Language Education and Development, Washington, DC
3/14 – present: ESL Instructor and Curriculum Developer
Develop curriculum, plan site visits, and provide bridging support for international students in Public Policy and Academic English for the International Area program.
1/14 – 4/14: TOEFL Writing Instructor (Part-time)
Develop curriculum and present course on writing for the TOEFL Test of Written English for graduate-level international students.
Second Language Testing, Inc. (A Berlitz Company), Rockville, MD
2/11 – Present: Project Manager, Test Developer
Project Manager for English as a Second Language online assessment for children; Language Manager for Haitian Creole reading and listening test item development for Defense Language Institute’s DLPT5; Project Manager for NCELA website resource library contract; Project Leader for Native American Language revitalization contract. Develop standards, assessments, and curriculum for the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida and standards for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. Manage teams of writers and target language experts and edit test passages for tests of Spanish, Portuguese, and English. Assist with standards-setting and test review projects. Manage website content review and provision of online resources for language teacher professional development. Receive training at Defense Language Institute in conjunction with test development using the Interagency Language Roundtable language proficiency scale.
Academy for Educational Development, Washington, DC
5/10 – 12/10: Director, Learning Center & Skills Lab of the Graduate Affairs’ Development and Support division at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
Initiate and develop a non-credit academic center to provide English, Mathematics, and Personal Development support for graduate students from diverse backgrounds. Work with assessment consultants to produce English and Math assessments; supervise a team of 8 instructors and counsellors. Plan and implement curriculum for semester-long courses, workshops, and short courses. Negotiate and shepherd provision of electronic file-sharing and website services for Development and Support division by delivering online assessments and individual student portfolios, design and implement Blackboard and Elluminate Live! resources for facilitation of instruction on campus and online tutoring. Coordinate events with Student Services and perform on-going needs assessments and curriculum development. Project Director: Marsha Abramovich.
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
Summer 2010: Instructor of English for Scientific Purposes
Taught Advanced Academic Speaking, and Reading, Listening & Discussion. Integrated use of video, blogs, podcasts, and appropriate use of presentation software in scientific contexts.
National Capital Language Resource Center, Washington, DC
8/05 – 4/10: Associate Project Director and Senior Researcher
Conducted and disseminated research on application of cognitive strategies in foreign language teaching and learning, learning strategies instruction, and promoted professional development among foreign language teachers. Edited monthly newsletter, The Language Resource, informing language professionals of language policy developments in federal, state, and local governments. Provided a national platform for dialog on the importance of second language learning, intercultural understanding, and the application of technology to language teaching and learning. Developed and maintained content for websites associated with the Center: nclrc.org. haya.us. and arabick12org. Project Director: Anna Uhl Chamot.
American University, School of Education, Teaching and Health, Washington, DC
8/06 –12/07: Adjunct Professor
Taught Methods and Materials in Secondary Education: World Languages and Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum. Preparation of teachers in accordance with ACTFL and INTASC Standards; including microteaching, demonstration of methodologies, reflective field experience journal, and thematic unit development.
George Washington University Graduate School of Education and Human Development, Washington, DC
Teach courses in Department of Teacher Preparation and Special
Education leading to a Master’s and certification in Secondary
Education. Courses taught are Second Language Acquisition, Language
Teaching Methodology, Teaching Reading and Writing in ESL and Linguistic
Applications for Language Teachers.
10/04 – 5/05: (GWU) Teacher Supervisor
Observe and evaluate intern teachers in Department of Teacher
Preparation. Supervisor: Patricia Tate. (202) 994-6160
New York City Department of Education, District 10
April 15 – May 25, 2005 & February – March, 2006: Workshop Facilitator
Co-presented workshops with Anna Uhl Chamot on the Cognitive Academic Language Learning Approach (CALLA) model: effective instructional practices for English language learners. On-going workshops coached teachers in explicit learning strategies instruction.
University of Maryland, Maryland English Institute
6/05 – 8/05: Instructor, English as a Second Language
Taught course in Grammar, Reading & Writing. Coordinated with Listening and Speaking instructor. Supervisor: Marcia Sprague.
Chengdu Gateway Foreign Languages Training Center, Sichuan, People’s Republic of China
– 8/04: Facilitator of Professional Development Seminar
Led 60-hour seminar for Chinese middle school teachers of English
on language teaching and development of listening and speaking
skills. Principal: Limin Lei: limin_lei[at]oasc.org.cn
TESOL and McGraw Hill Publishing
4/03 – 9/05: Writer
Write and field-test EFL Standards volumes for China’s public
Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District Adult School, Fairfield, CA
3/03 – 6/04: Instructor
Teach High Intermediate ESL class. 1975 Pennsylvania Avenue Fairfield,
CA 94533. Assistant Principal: Linda Ade (707) 421-4155
Vacaville Unified School District, Vacaville, CA
3/03 – 8/04: Substitute teacher
Substituted at elementary and secondary levels.
Sacramento City College, Division of Languages and Literature, Sacramento, CA
8/03 – 12/03: Adjunct Associate Professor
Teach ESL courses in Listening and Reading. Director: Julia Jolly (916) 558-2325
University of California Berkeley Extension, Okayama, Japan
Present seminars on effective EFL teaching techniques for International Partnerships program.
Pittsburg Unified School District, Adult Education Center, Pittsburg, CA
9/02 – 3/03: Instructor
Taught ESL and co-developed EL Civics curriculum. Principal:
Robert Beck; Vice-Principal and supervisor: Lynne Nicodemus (925)
University of California, Extension Program in International
English, Davis, CA
7/2002 -9/2002: Instructor
Taught intensive English to foreign students. Supervisor: Tina
Castillo (530) 752-8257.
DynEd International, Burlingame, CA
2001 – 2002: Courseware Developer, Editor
Researched, developed and tested middle school ESL software and
online practice activities for English learners; consulted on teacher
training and created teacher manuals for courseware. President: Lance Knowles
Kwansei Gakuin University Language Education and Research Center, Hyogo, Japan
1998-2000: Contract Assistant Professor and Coordinator, Intensive
Supervised eight teachers of Intensive English as a Foreign Language.
Planned and carried out short-term intensive courses in English for
non-majors and Summer Seminar for Secondary School Language Teachers.
Scheduled nine teachers’ courses for over 400 students. Managed
computer systems within office. Encouraged participation by teachers
in collaborative and individual research. Promoted professional development
through attendance and presentation at international conferences. Achievements:
- Promoted awareness of the program by designing and publishing
the first program web site
- Designed and taught courses augmented by online interactive
- Edited Annual Research Report and promoted classroom research
- Instituted Extensive Reading program
- Guided teachers in conducting and reporting on classroom research
Doshisha University Women’s College of Liberal Arts and Doshisha Women’s Junior College, Tanabe, Kyoto, Japan
1995-1998: Contract Teacher of English as a Foreign Language
Taught courses in Intercultural Communication, Computer Writing;
Introduction to Language Study, Gender Issues, Global Issues, Junior
and Senior Seminars in Language Study, Speech and Oral English
courses. Reference: Scott Welman, foreign teacher coordinator
- Designed and implemented Intercultural Communication class
- Provided training in Learning Strategies Instruction for future
- Developed Computer Writing course for four-year college
Doshisha University, Tanabe, Kyoto, Japan
1994-1996: Visiting Scholar, EFL Instructor
Conducted research on the learning strategies for oral communication
used by Japanese learners of English. Courses taught: English Workshop,
Introduction to English-speaking Cultures.
- Coordinated a collaborative research project on learners of
English and of Japanese
- Provided a language exchange partner program for international
Kiwi International Service, Oji-shi, Nara, Japan.
1994-1996: EFL teacher
Developed curriculum for children to learn English through the
application of language learning strategies. Provided classes in
English for children aged 3 -10 and homemakers. Trained teachers
in methods of learning strategies instruction. Director: Larry
Georgetown University Language Research Projects, Washington, DC
1991-1994: Research Associate
Developed learning strategies instruction for high school and university
level classes in Japanese language; assisted in creating and presenting
professional development workshops on learning strategies instruction.
Director: Anna Uhl Chamot
- Organized team of research assistants
- Collected, analyzed and disseminated research data
- Provided coaching and instructional support for collaborating
Georgetown University Department of English as a Foreign Language, Washington, DC
1991: ESL Instructor
Intensive courses in English writing and oral communication. Director:
University of Maryland, College Park, MD
1990: ESL Instructor
Taught intensive English courses in Maryland English Institute.
Director: Leslie A. Palmer
Japan Exchange and Teaching Program, Fukuoka, Japan
1989-1990: Assistant English Teacher Prepared and implemented
team teaching curriculum in collaboration with Japanese teachers
Robbins & Laramie Patent Law Partners, Washington, DC
1986 – 1987 Paralegal
Researched technical and biotechnical patents for associates.
Prince George’s Community College, Largo, MD
1985-1986: ESL Instructor
Montgomery Community College, Takoma Park, Maryland
1983-1985: ESL Instructor
University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
1981-1983: ESL Intern
Indochinese Refugee Center, Tampa, Florida
1980 –1982: ESL Instructor
References Available on Request
Robbins, J. (2012) Tech for Teachers: Summer FL Fun with Mobile Apps. Article in The Language Resource, May 2012 issue, Washington, DC: The National Capital Language Resource Center.
Robbins, J. (2012) Tech for Teachers: An Open-source Answer to the Donated Computer Problem. Article in The Language Resource, January 2012 issue, Washington, DC: The National Capital Language Resource Center.
Robbins, J. (2011) Tech for Teachers: Google Homework? Article in The Language Resource, Washington, DC: The National Capital Language Resource Center.
Robbins, J. (2011) Tech for Teachers: Prezi: Zooming into the 21st Century. Article in The Language Resource, Washington, DC: The National Capital Language Resource Center.
Robbins. J. (2010). Integrating Technology in the English Language Learning Classroom. In K. Cennamo, J. Ross and P. Ertmer (Eds), Technology Integration for Meaningful Classroom Use. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing.
Robbins, J. (2006). Let me tell you about my collection. In B. Agor (Ed.), Integrating EFL Standards Into Chinese Classroom Settings, Primary Level, pp. 61 – 83. Alexandria, VA: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc./McGraw-Hill Education. See
link for information.
Robbins, J. (2006). Creating memories in English. In B. Agor (Ed.), Integrating EFL Standards Into Chinese Classroom Settings, Primary Level, pp. 165 – 183. Alexandria, VA: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc./McGraw-Hill Education.
Robbins, J. (2006). Excuse me, What did you say? In B. Agor (Ed.), Integrating EFL Standards Into Chinese Classroom Settings, Junior Level, pp. 31 – 56. Alexandria, VA: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc./McGraw-Hill Education.
Robbins, J. (2006). Words, Words, These are my words. In B. Agor (Ed.), Integrating EFL Standards Into Chinese Classroom Settings, Junior Level, pp. 183 -211. Alexandria, VA: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc./McGraw-Hill Education.
Robbins, J. (2006). Sampling a cultural salad, Canadian style. In B. Agor (Ed.), Integrating EFL Standards Into Chinese Classroom Settings, Senior Level. Alexandria, VA: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc./McGraw-Hill Education.
Robbins, J. and A. J. MacNeill. (2006) Impact Listening 2, Second Edition. Singapore: Pearson. See http://www.impactseries.com/
Robbins, J. and A. J. MacNeill. (2000) IMPACT Listening 2 . Singapore: Pearson.
Robbins, J. 1999. “East meets West – Approaches to Learner Autonomy” In Proceedings
of JALT 98, Japan Association for Language Teaching International Conference, Omiya, Japan, November 21-23, 1998.
Chamot, A. U., Barnhardt,
S., P.B. El Dinary, and J. Robbins. 1999. The Learning Strategies Handbook. White Plains, NY: Addison Wesley Longman
Robbins, J. 1996. Between
‘Hello’ and ‘See you Later:’ Development of Strategies for
Interpersonal Communication in English by Japanese EFL Students.
Published Ph.D. dissertation, University Microfilms, International.
Ann Arbor: University of Michigan.
Robbins, J. 1996. Language
Learning Strategies Instruction in Asia: Cooperative Autonomy?
In Proceedings of Autonomy 2000 – The Development of Learning
Independence in Language Learning. King Mongkut’s Institute of
Technology, Thonburi, in association with the British Council,
Bangkok, Thailand. November 21, 1996. Available as an ERIC document:
ED409728 p/d 1996
Robbins, J. and E. S. Dadour.
1996. University-level strategy instruction to improve speaking
ability in Egypt and Japan. In R. Oxford (Ed.) Language
Learning Strategies Around the World: Cross-cultural perspectives.
Manoa: University of Hawaii Second Language Teaching and Learning
Center, Technical Report #13. Google Book link.
Robbins, J. 1994. How can
learning strategies instruction improve oral communication skills
of Japanese students? In K. Kitao (Ed.) Culture and Communication,
Kyoto: Yamaguchi Shoten. Eric Document
Robbins, J. The pilot study
of Learning Strategies in Japanese Language Instruction. 1993.
In J.E. Alatis (Ed.), Strategic Interaction and Language Acquisition:
Theory, Practice, and Research. Georgetown University Round Table
on Languages and Linguistics 1993. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown
Chamot, A. U., J. Robbins,
and P. B. El-Dinary. 1993. Learning strategies in Japanese Foreign
Language Instruction: Final Report. U.S. Department of Education,
International Research and Studies Program, PO 17A00011-92, September
1993. Available as an ERIC document. HS & College Resource Guides |
Chamot, A.U., S. Barnhardt,
P.B. El-Dinary, G. Carbonaro, &
J.Robbins. 1993. Methods of Teaching Learning Strategies in Foreign
Language Classrooms. National Foreign Language Resource Center,
Georgetown University/Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington,
D.C. Available as an ERIC document. Brief version in R.
Learning Strategies Around the World: Cross-cultural
perspectives. Manoa: University of Hawaii Second Language Teaching
and Learning Center, Technical Report #13.
Development Lectures/ Seminars
Interagency Language Round Table, January Plenary Sessions 2013. Presentation on Five Years of Progress at the National Museum of Language. With Greg Nedved. Foreign Service Institute, Arlington, VA. See presentation here.
East Coast Organization of Language Testers (ECOLT) 2013. Presentation on poster: From standards to oral language assessments for the Mississippi Band of Choctaw. With Roseanna Thompson and Charles Stansfield. Washington, D.C.: October 25, 2013. See poster here.
Steps Toward Strengthening the Miccosukee Language Revitalization Program. Presentation at National Indian Education Association Conference. Oklahoma City, OK, October 19, 2012.
Ethiopian & Middle Eastern Culture & Languages. Presentation with Michael Greer and Amy Caratini to 354th Civil Affairs BDE Army Reserve unit. Hyattsville, MD, September 10 2011
Virtual tour of the National Museum of Language and e-resources for learning about languages. Presentation to National Capital Area Translator’s Association. Washington, DC, August 16, 2011
From Pencils to ‘Pods to ‘Pads: Where does metacognition come into play for our pupils? Keynote Address at joint IAFOR conferences: Asian Conference on Language Learning & Asian Conference on Technology in the Classroom, Osaka, Japan June 10 – 12, 2011.
Benefits Of A Brain-Based Approach To Learning: introduction to a state-of-the-art learning approach based on research about instruction methods and optimum results. Workshop for King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, November 6, 2010.
Technology and Strategies for 21st Century English Language Teaching. Workshop for English Language Teaching Unit, University of Ruhuna, Matara, Sri Lanka. March 8 – 19, 2010.
Attracting and Holding the Attention of Those Millennial Digital Natives. Jill Robbins and Anup Prakash Mahajan (National Capital Language Resource Center). Presentation at conference of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, San Diego, CA, November 20, 2009.
Standards-based World Language Teacher Education and Instruction in Learning Strategies. Jill Robbins and Anna Uhl Chamot, George Washington University and National Capital Language Resource Center. Presentation at conference of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Orlando, FL, November 2008.
Keeping up with the Digital Revolution in the ESL Classroom: 4 Skills meet 21st Century Skills. Hands-On Workshop for Washington Area Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (WATESOL), Washington, DC, Saturday November 10, 2007 (Flyer, Handout)
Free Resources for Critical Language Study. National Association for Self Instruction Language Programs, Arlington, VA, November 2, 2007.
“‘Here’s what you’re getting yourself into’: Advice of Second-Year Students on Studying a LCTL” Presentation at National Council Of Less Commonly Taught Languages, NCOLCTL 2007, Madison, WI, Friday April 27, 2007
Arabic Chats, Korean IM-Pals, Kendo, and Chinese TV Nights: Technology and Strategies for Soaking Up Target Culture. Presentation at National Council Of Less Commonly Taught Languages, NCOLCTL 2007, Madison, WI, Saturday, April 28, 2007
What Students Want Their Teachers to Know about Learning LCTLs. Presentation at the Northeast Conference of Foreign Language Teachers, New York, NY, with Anna Uhl Chamot. April 14, 2007
Creating ePortfolios for Career Growth: Documenting Outstanding Teaching. Presentation at the Northeast Conference of Foreign Language Teachers, New York, NY, April 13, 2007
Push vs. Pull and LRC Dissemination via Technology. Presentation at Northeast Association for Language Learning Technology (NEALLT), Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, March 31, 2007
Creating ePortfolios for Career Growth: Documenting
Outstanding Teaching. Pre-conference workshop at conference of
the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Nashville,
TN. November 16, 2006
Intercultural Blogging: the Portal to the Future. Presentation at conference of the American Council on the Teaching
of Foreign Languages, Nashville, TN. November 17, 2006
Governor’s Institute, Frasier, PA. Keynote Speaker and
full day workshop: How to Help Struggling Students Become Good
Language Learners. July 16 – 17, 2006. Professional Development
for ESL teachers.
Language Resource Center Summer Institute. Co-facilitator with
Anna Uhl Chamot of: How to Help Struggling Students Become Good
Language Learners. June 26, 2006. Professional Development for
foreign language teachers.
Choice, Washington, DC. Making Content Comprehensible To ELLs – Strategies
for Math, Science
& Social Studies. April 5, 2006. Professional Development for
Content Area Specialists.
New York City
Board of Education, New York, NY. The CALLA model: effective
instructional practices for English language learners. April
15 – May 25, 2005. With Anna Uhl Chamot. Series of professional
Chengdu Gateway Foreign Languages Training Institute,
Sichuan, People’s Republic of China. Language Teaching Methodology
and Development of Listening and Speaking Learning Strategies.
July 12 – August 6. 60 – hour Professional Development Seminar.
California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other
Languages, State Conference, Santa Clara, California, April 23.
Strategies to Link Authentic Listening and Speaking. With Andrew
California Teachers of English to Speakers
of Other Languages, Regional Conference. Canada College, Redwood
City, California. Strategies to Link Authentic Listening and
University of California, Berkeley Extension
Program, International Partnerships Program, Okayama International
Center, August 2 – 3. Communication Skills and a Comparison
of US and Japanese Educational Methods. Two-day seminar.
Fairfield-Suisun Adult School, Fairfield
California. CALLA and Learning Strategies for Adult Learners.
October 20, 2003. Professional Development Workshop
on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL 2002) Salt Lake City,
Utah. Predict! Elaborate! Teaching Learning Strategies through
play in Elementary Classrooms. With Catharine Keatley. Interactive
for Language Teaching, Kitakyushu, Japan. Survey of Teacher Influences.
With Peter Ross. Paper on role models and their effect
Association of Taiwan, Taipei, Taiwan. November 11, 2000. Strategies for Real World Listening and Speaking. Presentation.
for Language Teaching International Conference, Shizuoka, Japan:
November 2-5, 2000. ‘Teaching Listening and Speaking Strategies in Japan
– CALLA style;’ Creatively using authentic materials for EFL Listening; & ‘Strategies
for Real World Listening and Speaking’ Workshop and Presentations.
Symposium on 21st Century English Language Teaching in Schools,
Beijing, People’s Republic of China. October 14, 2000. Teaching
Learning Strategies CALLA Style. Presentation.
Science Research Institute, Chongqing, People’s Republic
of China. October 10, 2000. Learning strategies instruction workshop
Taegu, South Korea. September 30, 2000. ‘Creating Authentic Listening
Materials’ Presentation & ‘Strategies for Real World Listening
and Speaking,’ Presentation.
English to Speakers of Other Languages 34th Annual International
Convention: March 15, 2000; ‘Creating Authentic Listening Materials
for EFL Contexts.’ Paper presented with Andrew J. MacNeill.
English to Speakers of Other Languages 34th Annual International
Convention: March 15, 2000; ‘Creating Authentic Listening Materials
for EFL Contexts’ Paper presented with Andrew J. MacNeill.
for Language Teaching Kumamoto Chapter: February 19, 2000 & Fukuoka
Chapter, February 20, 2000; ‘The CALLA model of Learning Strategies
Instruction – Adapted to Japan’ Lecture and workshop.
for Language Teaching Niigata Chapter: February 13, 2000; “Language
Learning Strategies: Between ‘Hello’ and ‘See you later:’ Making
Friends in English.” Workshop.
Miyazaki International College:
June 29, 1999; Lecture: “Classroom / Action Research for
a Change” Workshop on designing collaborative research projects.
Japan Association for Language
Teaching, Nara Chapter, July 10, 1999, “Language Learning
Strategies: Between ‘Hello’ and ‘See you later:’ Making Friends
in English.” Workshop for language teachers
Japan Association for Language
Teaching International Conference, JALT 98. “East meets
West – Approaches to Learner Autonomy” Paper.
and Writing Conference, June 4-9 1997. University of Hawai’i
Kapi’olani Community College, Honolulu, Hawai’i. Presentation: “Computer
Writing Instruction in an EFL Environment.” Paper.
for Language Teaching, Osaka Chapter, June 15, 1997, and Shizuoka
Chapter: May 19, 1996. “Language Learning Strategies: Between
‘Hello’ and ‘See you later:’ Making Friends in English.” Workshop
for language teachers.
Autonomy 2000 – The Development
of Learning Independence in Language Learning King Mongkut’s
Institute of Technology, Thonburi, in association with the British
Council, Bangkok, Thailand. November 21, 1996. “Language
Learning Strategies Instruction in Asia: Cooperative Autonomy?” Workshop
for language teachers.
Japan Association for Language
Teaching: November 4, 1995; “Learning Strategies Instruction
for Oral English”
Workshop at JALT ’95 International Conference, Nagoya, Japan.
Miyazaki International College:
June 26, 1994; Professional Development Seminar for development
of teacher-created learning strategies instruction; Lecture on
ways Learning Strategies Instruction can help Japanese learners
Service: June 1994 – August 1994; weekly Professional Development
Seminar for English conversation school instructors.
for Language Teaching Hokkaido Chapter, February 17, 1997 and
Nara Chapter: July 10, 1994; Professional Development Seminar
on Learning Strategies Instruction for Japanese learners.
University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics. Strategic
Interaction and Language Acquisition: Theory, Practice, and Research.
March 1993, Washington, D.C. The pilot study of Learning Strategies
in Japanese Language Instruction.
Director, Web Editor, National Museum of Language, College Park, MD.
Member, American Council on
the Teaching of Foreign Languages, National Association of District
Supervisors of Foreign Languages, National Council of State Supervisors
for Languages, Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT),
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), American
Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL)
Japan Association for Language Teaching volunteer service:
Nara Chapter President ,
1995, 1996, ; Special Interest Group (SIG) Spokesperson,
1996-1997; Nominations and Election Committee, 1997-1998; JALT
99 International Conference Program Chair, 1998-1999; Member, The
Language Teacher Editorial Advisory Board 1996
– 2000; Editor, Proceedings of the JALT 1999 International Conference
on Language Teaching; Elected
National JALT President, 1999.
- English: native speaker
- Japanese: conversational
- Spanish: conversational, competent in reading
- Portuguese: basic
- Chinese: basic
- Arabic: basic knowledge
U.S. Citizen: born in USA
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