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State University of New York at Albany (Chinese Studies)
The State University of New York at Albany (Graduate Coursework)
My name is Damian. I am a current Master's of Sciences student at the University at Albany in the Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program.
The work I find most stimulating allows me to use both my creative and research skills. In 2010, I had the opportunity to contribute in my capacity as a freelance student language reviewer to the development of Berlitz 601 Spanish Verbs reference text. This book was considered one of the most important, competitive, and best selling language reference texts published by Berlitz that year. My experience enabled me to gain invaluable understanding about the great range of language learning services and products that language companies offer. I developed a great interest in working in a context in which the main mission is supporting language learners in meeting the cultural and linguistic challenges of our increasingly global world. The most attractive feature about tutoring is that the experience entailed rewards people who deliver solutions tailored to a wide variety of student needs and concerns. I would like to establish myself as a language education professional with a leading provider in English Language Teaching (ELT), and have decided, for all of the above considerations, to serve as an English tutor.
Currently, I work with the New York State Office for New Americans as an ESL teacher, where I use critical management and interpersonal communication skills to deliver a professional quality teaching experience and language growth assessment to non-native English learners in the community. Over the past semester, I have taken a supervisory role as a team leader for the practicum teaching classes in the Masters of Sciences program in the Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at the University at Albany, where I collaborated with other practicum teachers to develop a curriculum, assessment rubric, and syllabus for teaching learners from the university community, and organized team meetings to assess learner progress and address fellow teacher concerns and learner-teacher relations. My academic work has also earned me some experience conducting research in a formal setting as a teacher-researcher and as a dialogue transcriptionist. My name is Damian. I am a current Master's of Sciences student at the University at Albany in the Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) program.
The work I find most stimulating allows me to use both my creative and research skills. In 2010, I had the
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