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VANESSA ARMAND

website: www.vanessaarmandtesol.weebly.com email: armand.vanessa@gmail.com

ESL Educator
Summary of Qualifications
Experience teaching and developing course/materials for:
General ESL, Business English, university IEP/EAP, Japanese and French EFL, academic writing
learners across all levels of proficiency
learners from a variety of countries, cultures, and L1s, including native English speakers
mixed-level and mixed-L1/culture class settings
- Experience with needs analysis and curriculum development
- Experience with Writing Center tutoring and design
- Experience with action/classroom research and the application of theory to practice
- Experience promoting and supporting TESOL-educator professional development
- Extensive experience living, teaching, and traveling abroad and in the United States
- Fluency in French, as well as English (native language); introductory level Spanish & Japanese
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Education
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May 2013: MA TESOL from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)

Fall 2010 Certification in TEFL/TESOL of the International Teacher Training Organization (ITTO)

June 2009 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Degree honors: Magna Cum Laude) in Costume Technology with a minor in
French language (Study Abroad alumna) from DePaul University in Chicago, IL

Professional Credentials
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4/1/2015-current (to 8/31/2017): Global Teaching Fellow, Lecturer, and Professional Development
Coordinator at The Global Teaching Institute (GTI) at Tokyo International University (TIU) in
Kawagoe, Japan
- 6/2013-3/2015: English Language Instructor at The English Language Academy (ELA) at DePaul
University; Chicago, USA
- 7/2013-8/2013: (half-term) ESL Advanced Writing and Grammar Instructor at Loyola University Chicago
- 7/20128/2013: ESL Educator at EF (Education First) Chicago
- 1/2013-5/2013: --Graduate Teaching Assistant: Dr. X. Xiang, Course: Materials and Curriculum in
TESOL, UIC
--Writing Tutor in The Writing Center, UIC
- 9/2012-12/2012: Graduate Assistant: The School of Literatures, Cultural Studies & Linguistics, UIC
- 9/2012-11/2012: Teaching Intern at The English Language Academy at DePaul University; Chicago, USA
- 2010/2011 : Language Assistant of English at Rouvire High School [General and Technical]
(in collaboration with the French Consulate program for Foreign Language Assistants) Toulon, France
- 2009/2010 : Language Assistant of English at Lorgues High School [General and Technical]
(in collaboration with the French Consulate program for Foreign Language Assistants) Lorgues, France

Relevant Experience
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Committee member for the Self-Study and Planning/Review process for CEA Accreditation of the English
Language Academy at DePaul University
Proficient in Microsoft Word & Excel; familiar with Google applications, online survey tools, & the

COCA

VANESSA ARMAND
website: www.vanessaarmandtesol.weebly.com email: armand.vanessa@gmail.com

ESL Educator
Presentations & Publications
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(Forthcoming publication) "Teaching Critical Thinking and Awareness-raising with Student Infomercials"
in the ThaiTESOL Journal.

(Forthcoming publication) Promoting Critical Thinking, Listening, Responding and Reflecting with
Fishbate Discussions in Critical Thinking and Language Learning (v.4).
7/2016: Presenter of "Teaching Critical Thinking with Public Service Announcements" at the Critical
Thinking and Debate Conference in Nagoya, Japan
1/2016: Presenter of "But wait! There's more: Teaching Critical Thinking & Awareness-Raising with
Student Infomercials" at the 36th Annual ThaiTESOL International Conference in Khon Kaen, Thailand.
Winter 2015: Research Notes: Teacher as Learner: A Case for Learning Students L1. ORTESOL
Quarterly Newsletter, 38(4): 6-8.
Winter 2015: Teaching Tips: Using Fishbate Group Discussions to Promote Critical Thinking.
ORTESOL Quarterly Newsletter, 38(4):6-8.
7/2015: Presenter of "Get in the Bowl! Critical Thinking Activities" at the 2015 Nakasendo English
Conference in Nakasendo, Japan
Fall 2014: Towards Classroom Research: A Collaborative Vocabulary Study (with J. Ball and C. Kupiec)
published in the Illinois Schools Journal, 92 (1/2), 113-134.
2/2014: Co-presenter of Ready, Set, Research: A Classroom Research How-To (with C. Kupiec & M.
Someren) at the Illinois TESOL and Bilingual Education (ITBE) 40th Annual Convention in Lisle, IL.
2/2014: Co-presenter of Teaching Curriculum and Materials Development to Pre-Service ESL Teachers
(with Dr. X. Xiang) at the Illinois TESOL and Bilingual Education (ITBE) 40th Annual Convention in Lisle, IL.
2/2013: Co-presenter of "Using GoogleDrive Inside (& Outside) the Classroom" Technology Presentation
(with Dr.M.Grgurovic and S. McClure) at the Illinois TESOL and Bilingual Education 39th Annual Convention in
Lisle, IL
2/2013: Co-presenter of of Towards Classroom Research: A Collaborative Vocabulary Study Research
Presentation (with Dr. J. Ball and C. Kupiec) at the Illinois TESOL and Bilingual Education 39th Annual
Convention in Lisle, IL.