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Takako Kobayashi
Curriculum Vitae ! 949.413.0911 ! kobayashi.kobame.takako@gmail.com ! http://tkobayashimiis.wordpress.com
EDUCATION Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Monterey Institute of International Studies A Graduate School of Middlebury College Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts, Social and Behavioral Sciences Soka University of America Study Abroad Harbin, China TEACHING EXPERIENCE English as a Second Language (ESL) Instructor September 2012 December 2013 Peace Resource Center Seaside, CA " Teach weekly two-hour sessions to adult migrant Spanish speakers. " Design and deliver theme-based classes, task-oriented lessons integrating reading, writing, listening, and oral production skills. " Tailor lessons and tasks to accommodate diverse learner needs, expectations, and interests. " Actively assess, plan, implement, and monitor a course with mixed proficiency levels of students to achieve students goals. ESL Instructor June August 2013 Middlebury-Monterey Summer Intensive College English (ICE) Program Newport, RI " Taught a two-week elective course Environmental Issues and Sustainable Development to a variety of levels primarily for English Academic Purposes. " Implemented content-based and task-based lessons in English to enhance student skills. " Developed and delivered a course evaluation to improve the quality of lessons. " For a detailed report, visit http://tkobayashimiis.wordpress.com/instructional-work/. English Tutor Summer/Fall 2010, Summer 2011 Hitotsubashi Seminar Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan " Taught five daily English classes (English grammar on reading and writing) for one hour to elementary through high school students. " Delivered customized instruction tailored to students need to increase proficiency in English. " Increased students engagement in language learning by implementing interactive lessons. " Provided private instruction to individuals and small groups of students to improve academic performance and occupational skills in preparation for academic and occupational tests. Teaching Assistant January May 2011 Andrew Jackson Elementary School Santa Ana, CA " Assisted the homeroom teacher in leading daily activities for bilingual kindergarteners. " Fostered social adjustment to classroom dynamics to create a safe and fun environment through extensive one-on-one, paired and small group activities. " Incorporated an implicit focus on improving English pronunciation and expanding vocabulary. ! December 2013 Monterey, CA May 2012 Aliso Viejo, CA September December 2010

Kobayashi CV OTHER EDUCATIONAL EMPLOYMENT

Program Assistant June August 2013 Middlebury-Monterey Summer ICE Program Newport, RI " Enriched young international students experience of school life in the U.S. by providing leadership and guidance. " Taught two-hour weekly College Life Seminars (CLS) to English language learners. " Planned daily activities outside of classroom such as tutoring, movie night, and game night. " Collaborated with a team of program assistants to organize insightful and meaningful activities. Activity Guide January March 2013 Monterey Institute of International Studies Monterey, CA " Planned weekly activities outside of class for Japanese exchange students from Kanda University of International Studies. " Actively communicated with assigned students to plan and carry out activities reflecting their interests and cultural exposure. " Collaborated with a team of colleagues to design and deliver insightful and motivating activities. ! REPRESENTATIVE ACADEMIC PROJECTS Original Empirical Research Fall 2013 The Relationship between Group Process and Willingness to Communicate " Proposed survey research investigating the correlation between group processes (i.e., group cohesiveness and norms) and willingness to communicate among Japanese learners of English. " Described rationale of conducting research and deployed quantitative statistical analysis. Curriculum Design & Needs Assessment Middlebury-Monterey Summer ICE Program " Conducted a needs assessment of the ESL students and the English instructors. " Designed an ESL academic theme-based curriculum with electives (http://summerice13.wordpress.com). Spring 2013

Original Test Design Spring 2013 Middlebury-Monterey Summer ICE Program " Designed an ESL placement exam assessing two constructs (listening and speaking). " Created the scoring criteria (objective and subjective) for each subtest and piloted the test with the ESL students. " Determined the internal consistency of the objectively scored subtest and calculated the interrater reliability of the subjectively scored subtest. Language Test Review Spring 2013 Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet Based Test (TOEFL iBT) " Reviewed the TOEFL iBT, a specialized assessment tool to measure academic English proficiency of individuals. " Analyzed the test reliability and validity.

Kobayashi CV

Research Proposal Fall 2012 The Effect of Tutoring and Language Analytic Ability on Adult ESL Leaners Writing " Proposed a quasi-experimental study investigating the effectiveness of one on one tutoring sessions on the development of adult language learners writing skill in English. " Described rationale of conducting research and proposed qualitative and quantitative analyses. Capstone Spring 2012 Soka University of America Developmental Patterns of Interlanguage Pragmatics in Japanese Learners of English " Proposed and conducted a correlational study investigating developmental patterns of pragmatic transfer in Japanese learners of English in different types of speech acts: correction, refusals, disagreement, and compliment response. " Reported extensive qualitative statistical analysis of the data. PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS " " " Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) September 2013 Present California Teachers English to Speakers of Other Languages (CATESOL) August 2013 Present Soka University of America Undergraduate Alumni Association: Sohokai May 2012 Present HONORS AND AWARDS " " " Monterey Institute of International Studies Merit Scholar Soka University of America Merit Scholar Soka University of America Deans List LANGUAGE SKILLS 1. English: Fluent/Near-Native: Understand, Speak, Read, and Write 2. Japanese: Fluent/Native: Understand, Speak, Read, and Write 3. Mandarin Chinese: Intermediate: Understand, Speak, Read, and Write SPECIALIZED SKILLS Statistical Software: Excel, R, SPSS, Desktop/Electronic Publishing Software: Blog, Microsoft Publisher, Website Audio: Audacity Others: Google Applications, Microsoft Office Applications, Moodle, Prezi, ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE Soka University of America Soka Student Union (SSU) Spirit Department Graduation Department Fundraising Committee SSU Club Senate Student Orientation Leader Class Representative/Treasurer, January-May 2011 Committee-Co-Chair, January-May 2011 Treasurer, August 2009-May 2010 Member, August-December 2009 2012 2013; 2013 2014 2008 2012 Spring 2009; Spring 2011