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Jaran O.

University of Hawaii at Manoa Honolulu, HI
BA in Second Language Studies (expecting to graduate on May, 2015)
Kapiolani Community College Honolulu, HI
Associate degree in Liberal Arts.


Excellent worker; patient and effective when working with a wide range of personalities
Project-oriented, sticking to a task until completed
Successful in learning and comprehending new systems and methods
Able to make difficult decisions in stressful situations
Proven skill in persevering to solve daily task problems
Self-motivated and confident in making independent decisions
Very well-organized and able to meet deadlines
Worked with war veterans, deaf community, senior citizen at Leahi Hospital, and
volunteered to tutor children of homeless families with different affiliations of Kapiolani
Community college

Tutor/Private teacher
Hawaii English Academy (July 2014 to present)
Teach private lessons to international students ranging between the ages of five and senior

US Army National Guard
Hawaii State
April 2008 to April 2014
Rifle-range coach
Teach soldiers how to react in combat situations
Teach self-defense
Teach soldiers how to purify and test fuel as well as how to refuel military equipment including
generators, combat vehicles, and combat aircraft

Fuel section supervisor and squad leader

US Marine Corps
July 2000 to May 2008
Responsible for the morale, welfare, and accountability of Combat Marines
Trained Utilities Marines in providing electricity, purifying water and providing fuel for base
field operation
Led and mentored junior Marines to ensure they are well-disciplined and understood their jobs
Provided safety watch-over to ensure Marines are performing within all safety guidelines
Maintained, serviced and tracked all maintenance on equipment assigned to combat missions
Kept the platoon commander informed of all personnel and equipment issues
Served as Hazardous waste and material site coordinator responsible for the care of site of
operation in accordance with all orders and directives
Assisted the companys chief in the planning of all Engineers Support Company operations
Served as the section leader for the route repair team responsible for the repairs of all roads
within the area of operation in Al Anbar Province, Iraq
Planned and executed the platoons physical fitness training to ensure that Marines under my
charge were trained and equipped to sustain the rigors of combat duty
Served as watch officer ensuring the constant accountability of all mission outside friendly lines
Deployed to Iraq from 2006 to 2007

Experience developing lessons and materials of all levels and ages for English and Spanish
Microsoft Word, power point, and currently learning Microsoft Excel
US Marine Corp-certified Pistol and Rifle Coach and Military Fuel Specialist
Jiu Jitsu coach, Gracie Kaneohe
Fluent in Spanish
Knowledge of American Sign Language

SLS 302 Second Language Learning. This course provides students with a broad overview
of theories and issues in the field of second language acquisition (SLA) and prepares them

for more advanced courses in the undergraduate SLS curriculum. It will cover 1) first
language acquisition, 2) theories in SLA, 3) factors affecting SLA, 4) learner language, and
5) instructed SLA.
SLS 303 Second Language Teaching. Assuming the theoretical foundations of SLS 302,
this course surveys current theories, research, and practices in second and foreign language
teaching. It will provide you with a broad overview of language teaching methodology and
teaching contexts. Subjects covered include development of teaching methods in language
skills (i.e., listening, speaking, writing, reading, grammar, and vocabulary) / integrated
language skills, developments of teaching materials and technology, classroom observation,
syllabus designing, lesson planning, and assessing language skills.
SLS 312 Techniques in Second Language Teaching: Reading & Writing. This course is
an overview of the theoretical and practical issues involved in the teaching of second or
foreign language (L2) reading and writing. The theoretical aspects of the course are
integrated with empirical research findings as well as practical concerns and experiences
including observation, classroom techniques, and material design. The goals of the course
include providing students with opportunities to evaluate materials; to prepare lesson plans
and activities; and to observe L2 reading and writing lessons in L2 classrooms.
SLS 313 Techniques in Second Language Teaching: Listening & Speaking. This course
provides an overview of the theoretical and practical issues involved in the teaching of
second or foreign language (L2) listening and speaking. The theoretical and empirical
perspectives are integrated with practical experiences including classroom observation,
teaching practices as well as material development and analysis.
SLS 408 Bilingual Education. Survey and analysis of current thinking and practices in
bilingual/bicultural education; special emphasis on ESL/EFL. The course examines
approaches and pedagogical issues relevant to bilingual education. It then examines social
psychological and sociological perspectives on bilingual education and psycholinguistic and
pedagogical issues relevant to bilingual education.
SLS 430 Pidgin and Creole English in Hawaii. Major historical, descriptive and
pedagogical aspects of English in Hawaii; pidgin and creole languages, linguistic change,
language variation. Work with actual language data. Laboratory work required. This course
provides a general understanding of the sociohistorical background and linguistic structure
of both Hawaii Pidgin English (HPE) and Hawaii Creole English (HCE). It also addresses
the question of language attitudes, language education and literary heritage. Present day
attitudes in the school system and community toward HCE receive particular attention.
SLS 441 Language Concepts for Second Language Learning and Teaching. Language
analysis: phonology, syntax, semantics, and discourse, for teaching second languages. This
course introduces the fundamental concepts of linguistics, including those of phonology,
morphology, syntax, semantics, and discourse structure, with a focus on their relationship to
the study of second language acquisition and to the teaching of foreign or second languages.
It surveys a wide range of such concepts and includes a discussion of different approaches to
the study of language, including especially those, which emphasize its communicative and
social function.

SLS 480P: Professionalism in SLS. This course aims to raise participants awareness of
values, ethics, and professional identity in the field of SLS. Participants develop a portfolio
relevant to their professional goals and explore options available to people with BA degrees
in SLS.
SLS 480P Task-based Language Learning & Teaching (TBLT): Theory and application of
TBLT in language classrooms
SLS 490 Second Language Testing. Measurement and evaluation of achievement and
proficiency in second language learning. This course is intended to provide a working
knowledge of the basic principles and procedures for test construction and testing with an
emphasis on the second language context. Participants review a variety of first and second
language tests including standardized tests, integrative language tests, discrete-point tests,
and tests of communicative competence. Participants also construct and try out some of their
own tests. Students will learn the necessary statistical procedures to use in testing the test
and will develop the skills needed to read test manuals with understanding.

Available upon request.