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Takako Kobayashi

Curri cul um Vi t ae
! 949.413.0911 ! kobayashi.kobame.takako@gmail.com ! http://tkobayashimiis.wordpress.com

EDUCATION

Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Dec 2013
Monterey Institute of International Studies, a Graduate School of Middlebury College Monterey, CA

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts, Social and Behavioral Sciences May 2012
Soka University of America Aliso Viejo, CA
Study Abroad Harbin, China Sept Dec 2010

English Language and Literature/Letters (Language Training) May 2008
Soka University of America, The Extended University Bridge Program Aliso Viejo, CA

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

English as a Second Language (ESL) Adjunct Instructor Aug 2014
Monterey Institute of International Studies, The University of Shimane Joint Program Monterey, CA
" Teach two daily ESL courses (Current Events; Culture and Community) to Japanese college
students with beginner level of English.
" Design and deliver interactive task-based, learner-centered lessons to enhance students English
communicative competence.
" Increase students engagement level by integrating technology for authentic and motivational
materials, such as online news and magazine articles, pictures, songs, videos, and games.
" Actively assess students learning development and provide feedback to students.

ESL Instructor Sept 2012 Dec 2013; June 2014 Present
Peace Resource Center Seaside, CA
" Actively assess, plan, implement, and monitor course for students with varying language levels to
help achieve students employment, educational and self-sufficiency goals.
" Design and deliver weekly two-hour theme-based classes to adult migrant Spanish speakers with
task-oriented lessons integrating reading, writing, listening, and oral production skills.
" Tailor lessons and tasks to accommodate diverse learner needs, expectations, and interests.

Online English Tutor Apr 2014 Present
Amic International Inc. Ehime, Japan
" Teach 25-minute conversation lessons using Skype to Japanese adult learners to help achieve
students professional and self-sufficiency goals.
" Actively monitor and assess students oral performance and give short feedback after each lesson.


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English Tutor Mar 2014 Present
Monterey County Free Libraries Literacy Program Seaside, CA
" Design and deliver weekly two-hour student-centered lessons to adult learners with a focus on
goal-driven lessons integrating reading, writing, and conversational skills in English by
incorporating Pinterest to display authentic materials.
" Tailor lesson plans to meet vocational needs of adult learners of various language levels and
cultural backgrounds.

ESL Instructor June Aug 2013
Middlebury-Monterey Summer Intensive College English (ICE) Program Newport, RI
" Taught two-week elective course (Environmental Issues and Sustainable Development) to a
variety of language levels primarily for English for Academic Purposes.
" Implemented content-based and task-based lessons in English to enhance student study skills.
" For a detailed report, visit http://tkobayashimiis.wordpress.com/instructional-work/.

English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Instructor JuneAug2010, 2011;Jan2011
Hitotsubashi Seminar Kashiwa, Chiba, Japan
" Taught five daily hour-long English grammar classes to elementary through high school students.
" Delivered personalized English language instruction tailored to students educational need to
increase proficiency and occupational skills in English.
" Increased students engagement in language learning by implementing interactive lessons.

Teaching Assistant Jan May 2011
Andrew Jackson Elementary School Santa Ana, CA
" Assisted homeroom teacher in leading daily activities for about 20 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.

EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT

Program Assistant June Aug 2013
Middlebury-Monterey Summer ICE Program Newport, RI
" Enriched international students experience of school life in the U.S. by providing 24/7 support.
" Taught weekly two-hour American cultural orientation College Life Seminars to help English
language learners prepare for successful academic career.
" Collaborated with team of program assistants to design and deliver insightful and meaningful daily
activities outside of classroom such as tutoring, movie night, and game night.
" Increased students engagement levels by creating and maintaining websites which included
updated schedule and events and helped students reflect their language learning.

Activity Guide Jan Mar 2013
Monterey Institute of International Studies Monterey, CA
" Planned and carried out activities reflecting students interests and cultural exposure.
" Collaborated with colleagues to design and deliver insightful and motivating weekly activities for
Japanese exchange students.

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REPRESENTATIVE ACADEMIC PROJECTS

Alabama Alternative Assessment May 2014
CTB/McGraw-Hill Monterey, CA
" Efficiently acquired knowledge of extended standards for reading, math, and science in fifth grade.
" Evaluated test items based on extended standards by analyzing student work samples,
photographs, and written reports.

Cut-Score Review Apr 2014
CTB/McGraw-Hill Monterey, CA
" Conducted Angoff rating method to review cut-scores for LAS Links Placement Test.
" Actively collaborated with project team to review possible standard models for schools.

Original Empirical Research Fall 2013
The Relationship between Group Process and Willingness to Communicate Monterey, CA
" 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 Spring 2013
Middlebury-Monterey Summer ICE Program Monterey, CA
" Conducted a needs assessment of ESL students and English instructors.
" Designed ESL academic theme-based curriculum with electives
" For a detailed report, visit http://summerice13.wordpress.com

Original Test Design Spring 2013
Middlebury-Monterey Summer ICE Program Monterey, CA
" 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 inter-
rater reliability of the subjectively scored subtest.

Language Test Review Spring 2013
Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet Based Test (TOEFL iBT) Monterey, CA
" Reviewed the TOEFL iBT, a specialized assessment tool to measure academic English proficiency
of individuals.
" Analyzed the test reliability and validity.

Capstone Spring 2012
Developmental Patterns of Interlanguage Pragmatics in Japanese Learners of English Aliso Viejo, CA
" 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.

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PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

" Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Sept 2013 Present
" California Teachers English to Speakers of Other Languages (CATESOL) Aug 2013 Present

HONORS AND AWARDS

" Monterey Institute of International Studies Merit Scholar 2012 2013; 2013 2014
" Soka University of America Merit Scholar 2008 2012
" Soka University of America Deans List Spring 2009; Spring 2011; Spring 2012

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY: THREE LANGUAGES

1. English: Fluent/Near-Native
2. Japanese: Fluent/Native
3. Mandarin Chinese: Intermediate

COMPUTER SKILLS

Statistical Software: Excel, R, SPSS
Desktop/Electronic Publishing Software: Blog, Podcast, Website
Audio: Audacity, iMovie
Others: Google Applications, Microsoft Office Applications, Moodle, Prezi

ACADEMIC LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE

Monterey Institute of International Studies
Monterey Bay Foreign Language Education Symposium Logistics, Mar 2013

Soka University of America
Soka Student Union (SSU) Spirit Department Class Representative/Treasurer, Jan May 2011
SSU Club Senate Treasurer, Aug 2009 May 2010
Student Orientation Leader Member, Aug Dec 2009