BA in TESOL Education K-12 from Brigham Young University-Hawaii (BYUH), 1999
I have been in the teaching profession for about 15 years. I received my TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Education degree from Brigham Young University-Hawaii in December 1999. While completing my degree, I worked at the BYUH Language Lab tutoring students from Japan, China, and Korea. After graduating, I landed a job at a middle school catering to 7th and 8th grade foreign students. I then pursued an English Language Learner (ELL) teaching position at Moanalua High School in Hawaii in 2000. I have been at this high school since then. Most of my students are from Korea, China, Philippines, Japan, Micronesia, and various Hispanic countries.
Minor in Psychology, 1999 from Brigham Young University-Hawaii
MA in Counseling Marriage & Family Therapy, 2005 form University of Phoenix-Honolulu Campus
Experience: 15 years
This course is designed to help speakers of other languages gain a deeper understanding of the basic English communicative skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The primary goal is to improve the student’s clarity and diction in speaking. Students will also get instruction in basic English grammar and writing will also be integrated in the lesson. Listening will be another component that will be addressed in this course.
CNN Student News, Ted Talks, Pop Music, & Various Readings are some of the resources which will be used in this course.