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Resume for Lisa Walters

      Lisa Walters

354 N. Main St. #305                                                                                                  [email protected]

Andover, MA  01810                                                                                                     978-886-3892 tel

 

   SUMMARY

 

I am a highly professional, results driven ESL teacher and multicultural coordinator with the experience of teaching ESL, Spanish, and French to culturally diverse learners at high schools, colleges and beyond.  Having taught, lived, and studied abroad, I am excited about our culturally diverse populations and relate to their struggles.   I teach languages online and face to face, and enjoy using technology to supplement the students’ learning. As a multicultural coordinator, I am interested in building community that supports our ELL population and enriches every student’s academic experience.

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL SKILLS

 

Microsoft Word                     Microsoft Excel         Microsoft PowerPoint          Microsoft Windows Clickers                                     Blackboard                Chatrooms                            Online teaching

Program coordinator           

 

        ESL, FRENCH, AND SPANISH

 

ESL Instructor                                                                                                                       2015-present

Taught Listening and Speaking, Reading and Writing, Critical Thinking, and Living and Learning in

the USA  to multicultural students

 

StudyGroup, North Andover, MA 

Prepares international students for success in American Schools, focusing on English language

skills and acculturation.

  • Secured placement for international students in American schools
  • Developed courses such as “Living and Learning in the USA”

 

Business ESL Instructor                                                                                                       Summer 2014                                  

Taught Business English as a Second Language focusing on oral presentations and writing effective emails, memos, reports, and project summaries.

 

SEFAS International, Burlington, MA

Helps companies determine project scopes, timelines,  and resourcing.  Provides strategy, coaching, and guidance to make a project happen.

  • Created course curriculum, chose texts, and successfully incorporated the

company’s required documents to improve the students’ writing and presentations

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Students English proficiency progressed from C1 to C2 on the International Scale  

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 French Professor                                                                                                                    2010-2016

 Taught language and French Cinema with a focus on French culture

Department of World Languages and Cultures, University of   Massachusetts Lowell.

  • Taught all levels
  • Published articles and gave presentations on French Literature and second language acquisition

 

French Professor Department of Continuing Education, UMass Lowell                            2014-2015     

French 4 online. Advanced topics in grammar with a focus on French culture

  • Received excellent teacher evaluations
  • Managed chat rooms, blackboard, online gradebook

                                   

Teaching Fellow,French Studies, Brown University, Providence, RI                                1996-2003 Taught Introduction to the Literary Experience (52)

Analysis of literary texts from the 17th century to the present, including French and

Francophone narrative fiction, drama, poetry, and film

  • Worked as teaching consultant
  • Received excellent Teacher evaluations

                                   

ESL Teaching Consultant, Lawrence Family Development Charter School,                     Fall 2002 

Lawrence, MA Taught teaching assistants ESL including reading, writing,

listening and speaking

  • Student’s level improved on International Scale
  • Became acclimated to elementary student needs

                                   

ESL and Language Substitute, Andover Public Schools                                         Fall 2002-2012 Andover, MA                                    

  • Students’ writing improved
  • Students’ speaking improved

 

High School Teacher, Multicultural Coordinator                                                                 1991-1996

The Pingree School, South Hamilton, MA.               

  French language (AP), Cinema, Culture; Spanish 1 & 2

  • Produced and coordinated various programs on Multicultural Education
  • Motivated and enabled students to execute the above work

 

EDUCATION

PhD, French Studies, Spanish minor (Emphasis Second Language Acquisition) Brown University, Providence, RI

 

MA, 19th and 20th Century Francophone and French Literature (ESL certification) Brown University, Providence, RI (ESL certification)

 

 

MA, French Film and 20th century (French, Spanish certification), Ohio State University, Columbus OH.

 

BA, French and Psychology, Miami University, Oxford, OH