Friday, February 05, 2010

CV--Kevin Stoda INSTRUCTOR OF LANGUAGES, TEACHER TRAINER, BUSINESS TRAINING, and POLITICAL SCIENTIST

INSTRUCTOR OF LANGUAGES, TEACHER TRAINER, BUSINESS TRAINING, and POLITICAL SCIENTIST

Kevin Anthony Stoda
902 Pennell Street
Carl Junction, MO 64834
USA
e-mail: eslkevin1@yahoo.com
http://www.geocities.com/eslkevin &
http://the-teacher.blogspot.com/
home phone USA (417)649-4110
Germany Cell: (01522)8996853
German home phone: (0611)4699954



EXPERIENCE

January 2009-Present Senior English Trainer of Technical English, TOEIC, Negotiations, Mediation, Customer Service, Meetings, Presentations, & Sales plus Commercial English for EDGESHARP at Siemens & Bosch in Frankfurt and at the Dual University in Mannheim.



August 2008-December 2008 Tenth and Eleventh Grade English Instructor working with Kuwaiti students using with 6+1 Traits in Writing, in communication skills, and world literature.



December 2007-June 2008 Sixth Grade Homeroom Instructor, Future Kuwait Bilingual School, Fahaheel, Kuwait, teaching English, Math, Science, and Social Studies to boys and girls.


August 2006-November 2007 English Trainer/Instructor for TQ Group of Companies in the KNPC Training Center branches in Ahmady, Kuwait. Teaching intensive super-intensive courses at all levels and in all areas of English languages skill-- as well as teaching culture at all levels from elementary on up. Carrying out and developing evaluations, editing organization-created course books, texts, and teaching material. (In addition, evaluating handbooks and other institutional material.) Evaluating tests and carrying out cooperative endeavors, such as team teaching.




February 2004- Summer 2006 English Associate Professor/Instructor, Department of English, Gulf University of Science and Technology, Hawally, Kuwait. Teaching, testing, and developing both Business Writing and ESL Writing, Reading, Computer Assisted Language Learning, Listening, and Grammar courses. Developing new course syllabi, especially using authentic material. Helping construct and carry out examinations, and introducing new evaluation techniques, such as portfolios in writing courses. Volunteering at and attending university functions and promotions--as well as working on textbook selection and the creation of new course proposals. Working closely with counselors helping students assimilate to first private university in the country. Acting Coordinator of ESL Writing.




August 2002-January 2004 English Professor, Centro de Idiomas at the University of Monterrey (UDEM), in Monterrey, N.L., Mexico. Teaching and developing Advanced Conversation Courses, Business English, Reading and Writing, and Technical English courses in the undergraduate program--along with duties in teaching English to staff and professors at UDEM from a variety of departments on campus and from the UDEM Preparatory Schools. Sitting on academic development committee for faculty on the University Rectoria and planning on committees for organizational and curricular changes at UDEM.





January 2003-January 2004 English Instructor and Evaluator of Doctoral Candidates at the Centro de Idiomas at the Normal Superior of Nuevo Leon in Monterrey, Mexico. Teaching Advanced courses in Writing and Editing, Business English, and Intermediate English and Grammar courses.





May 2001-August 2002 Intensive English Language Instructor at the English Language Institute at Texas A & M University in College Station, Texas. Developing course syllabi for advanced listening, advanced & intermediate oral skills, intermediate composition, intermediate vocabulary, and basic & advanced reading courses for students in the intensive program. Duties included working with students in labs, on the internet, video, cassette taping and video taping of students, and for the creation of media for the classroom--along with other demands as part of a the team of graders of composition exams--, leading and coordinating excursion activities, and participation in other orientation and campus events for students of many nations. Also, carrying out presentation duties, research duties, and various other duties while working on the national certification (CEA) process for the Institute.





August 1999-June 2000 Intensive English Language Instructor and Level Coordinator at the University of Sharjah in the city of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. Developed and taught grammar, reading and writing courses--whereby internet, video, and CALL were integrated into the classroom and homework of my students. Carried out my duties as section planner, on committees, in staff development, in volunteering to substitute teacher, student evaluation, and the activities related to student level placement at the English Language Center.





March 1997-December 1998 Intensive English Language Instructor and Adjunct ESL Instructor for the Italian NATO Air Force Pilot/Instructor Program at the Intensive English Language Institute, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas. Taught all levels of speaking and listening, the higher levels of writing and reading, and all levels of grammar courses as well as specialized courses on American film, idioms, TOEFL preparation, and world issues. Also presented to colleagues on subjects, such as testing and on the use of film in developing curricula.




January 1997 Intensive Intermediate and Advanced Writing & Reading Instructor for the one month winter term at the Intensive English Program on the campus of the University of California at Riverside, Riverside, California.





September 1995-August 1996 United States Information Agency English Teaching Fellow: Tester, Trainer, and Teacher in Managua, Nicaragua at the Centro Cultural Nicaraguense Norteamericana, at the Universidad Centro America, at the American School's Intensive English Program, and for the Asociacion Nicaraguense de Profesores de Ingles. Taught all levels of intensive programs as well as regular university reading, writing, and literature programs as well as global issues classes. Also, presented at international TESOL workshops in both Nicaragua and Costa Rica and gave intensive English language and methods courses to primary and secondary teachers of English. In addition, tested applicants English for the Fulbright Exchange.




July 1992-July 1994 Japanese Exchange Teacher in Niigata Prefecture, Japan in and around Itoigawa City at Itoigawa Koko, Itoigawa Technical and Commercial High School, and Nou Fisheries High School. Team-taught lessons with over 20 colleagues every semester, led language clubs, created and conducted language contests, gave teacher training and cultural workshops. Additionally, was active in international exchange activities and in publishing in national and in regional academic journals.






August 1991-January 1992 Spanish and German Instructor at Eudora High School in Eudora, Kansas--taught Spanish and German as well as planning language club activities and preparing a trip to Europe for the ten students in the school.




August 1990-May 1991 German Instructor at Great Bend High School, Great Bend, Kansas. Taught German and ran the large exchange program involving over 20 students between this same Kansas high school and a Gymnasium high school in Villengen-Schwenningen, Germany.



November 1986-March 1990 English Language Instructor as well as English for Special Purposes Instructor at the Bergische Universitaet in Wuppertal, Germany. Taught once a week several conversation and grammar English courses to non-English majors through the Audio-Media Zentrum and taught English for Special Purposes ( for Mathematicians, Electrical Engineers, Physicists, Social Scientists, and Economists) through the Bruekungskurse Department at the same university.



January 1987-March 1990 English Language Instructor for the Elberfelder Volkshochscule, a continuing adult education program. Taught all 15 levels of beginner, intermediate, and advanced courses in English. Also conducted a global issues course weekly for six semesters.



March 1986-October 1986 Migratory Worker's Children Instructor at El Centro in Kansas City, Kansas. Taught and worked with Hispanic elementary school students.



August 1985-December 1986 Student Social Studies Teacher of American history and world cultures at J.C. Harmon High School, Kansas City, Kansas.



UNIVERSITY DEGREES



Bachelor of Arts in both History and the Social Sciences as well as in German from Bethel College, North Newton, Kansas, May 1985.



Masters in Teaching English to Speakers of English as a Second Language from the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, May 1995.



Masters of Political Science from Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas, May 1999.



TEACHING CERTIFICATIONS AND SPECIAL TRAINING



Current Kansas State Teaching Certification, grades 7-12, in:

--English as a Second Language

--German

--Spanish

--American History

--World History

--Political Science/Government


July 1998 Completed TESOL Academy Course on Reading strategies and issues in TESOL in Summer TESOL Academy at in San Antonio, Texas.



May 1991 Completed the colloquium in TESA(Teacher Expectations/Student Achievement)--a six month program involving training in teacher classroom evaluations and the conducting of peer evaluations in a non-threatening environment for students.




Fall 1985 Completed a special teaching block through the Cooperative Urban Teacher Education (CUTE) program in Kansas City, Kansas emphasizing the practices in cross-cultural and inner-city educational environments and appropriate methodologies.



TEACHER TRAINING GIVEN




June 30, 1990 Workshop on Kansas and German History, Goethe Institute Germany


May 23, 1992 Workshop on Basic TESOL Methods, AJET Conference, Kobe, Japan



June 14,1994 Workshop on Cross-Cultural Training, Niigata Teacher Training Center, Niigata, Japan


October 30-31, 1995 Workshops on Integrated Testing, Centro Cultural Nicaraguense Norteamericano, Managua, Nicaragua


December 17, 1995 Workshop on Basic TESOL Methods, Centro Cultural Nicaraguense Norteamericano, Managua, Nicaragua



January 23, 1996 Workshop on Integrated Testing, TICA TESOL, San Jose, Costa Rica



February 6, 1996 Workshop on TESOL Methods, Asociacion Nicaraguense Profesores de Ingles (ANPI). Leon, Nicaragua



April 25-July 6, 1996 Workshops on TESOL and Language Training for Secondary and Primary Instructors of English for ANPI, Managua, Nicaragua



July 16-18, 1996 Workshops on Cross-Cultural Awareness and TESOL Methods, NICA-TESOL 1996, Managua, Nicaragua



April 15,May 27 1997 Workshop on use of Media in the Classroom, Midwestern State University ELI, Wichita Falls, Texas



November 1997 Workshop on developing Integrated Testing, Midwestern State University ELI, Wichita Falls, Texas



April 22, 2000 Workshop on using Internet and Media for All Skills, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE



March 2001 Presentation on "European Federalism" at THE IMAGE OF EUROPE 2001 Conference for the Society of the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery by the Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery in Colorado Springs , Colorado



February/March 2002 Presentation on the "Second Language Learner as Outsider" at THE OUTSIDER 2002 Conference for the Society of the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery by the Society, Colorado



November 24, 2002 Presentation on "Group Assessment and Activities in Large Classrooms" for the Monterrey chapter of MEXTESOL at academic session.
March 2003 Presentation on "Border Cities" at THE CITY 2003 Conference for the Society of the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery, Colorado.




March 2006 Presentation on "Portfolios in Writing Courses" for the English Language Unit at Gulf University of Science and Technology, Kuwait.



November 2008 PEAK (Professional Educators Association-Kuwait) Conference, Workshop: “Performance Assessment for Group Work Across the Curriculum”, Hawally, Kuwait.




SCHOLARSHIPS, AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS, AND STIPENDS


2002 Grant for Center for Teaching Excellence, Texas A & M University Grant for development of a multicultural course on the "Outsider in American Literature and Film"



2000-2001 Teaching Assistantship for Department of Political Science (TA) at Texas A & M University



Fall 2000 Research Scholarship for the Association to Unite the Democracies Freedom Research Scholarship towards development of both published and non-published conceptual and quantitative papers on "federalism, its expansion in Europe, and its role in relationship to democratic peace theories"




1995-1996 Fellowship for the United States English Teaching in Nicaragua




Summer 1995 Research Fellowship, J. R. Pearson Fellow for International Studies and Research for research on Japanese foreign language and cross cultural education in public and private schools.



1992-1994 Fellow as Japanese Exchange Teacher, Niigata Prefecture, Japan.



Summer 1992 Fellow for Federal Language Area Studies Fellowship in Guadalajara, Mexico



Summer 1991 Stipends for Goethe Institute German Teacher, stipends for study of foreign language methods and culture in Germany



Spring 1991 "Great Bend Mini-Grant" for Curriculum Development, Great Bend, Kansas



Summer 1988 Goethe Institute Stipend for Berlin, Germany



VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES




1981-1982 Big Brother in the Big Brothers-Big Sisters program, Newton, Kansas.


Summer 1982 Youth Camp Advisor at Lake Menno, Kansas.



Spring 1987 Youth Advisor and Sponsor for three week program to get youth out of the inner city of Berlin to a retreat center in Wuppertal, Germany.



Spring 1987 Leader of German Youth Home Stay project for an English Language learning project in Lancaster, England for German youth through the Catholic Church of Wuppertal, Germany.



Summer 1997 Volunteer Construction Worker in the building of a new two story workshop in a religious community which works with former convicts and men with drug problems in Burgos, Spain




1991-1992 State Coordinator of the Kansas State German Language Contest for High School students in Lawrence, Kansas.



July 1992-1994 JET Journal, AET Magazine, and Niigata Prefectural Friendship Association Writer as a Japanese Exchange Teacher in Niigata Prefecture, Japan.



December 1992-1994 Member of JALT, Niigata Chapter while also actively helping with the Summer Conference of the Regional members of the Japanese Association of Language Teachers from neighboring prefectures when it was held in Niigata Prefecture, Japan.



May 1993-June 1994 Presenter and Monitor of workshops on EFL Methods and Cross-Cultural Training at the National and Regional conferences for Japanese Teachers of English and Assistant Language Teachers of Japan in Niigata and Kobe, Japan.



January 1996-July 1996 Presenter on Testing, EFL Methods, Culture, and Group Evaluations at workshops in Leon, Nicaragua and at the international TESOL conferences in Managua, Nicaragua and San Jose, Costa Rica. Additionally, volunteered as coordinator of the national program committee in setting up the Managua International English Teachers Congress in 1996.



August 1996-October 1996 Writer and Talent for English Teaching Radio Program performed five mornings a week on KALOS Radio in Sapporo, Japan.



PUBLICATIONS



"Lebanon: Nearly One-Year After Transitions, Mourning and Growing Hope",The Touchstone, vol. XVI, No. 1, January 2006.


"What Is The Future Of A Federal Europe -- Visiting Europe 60 Years After WWII", The Touchstone, vol. XVI, No. 1, January 2006.


"2006: Emigrants and Americans as Guest Workers in the New Global Economy",The Touchstone, vol. XVI, No. 1, January 2006.


"Kuwaiti Women Get the Vote but Why did It Take so Long", The Touchstone, Volume XV, No. 3-4, pp 9-15



"Failaka Island: Oldest Kuwaiti Area Civilization",Kuwait This Month, 45, July 2005, pp. 51-54



"More Than Just Bad Memories:Depleted Uranium Weapon Remains And Their Effect On Local Populations",The Touchstone, vol. XV, No. 2, April 2005,http://www.rtis.com/touchstone/april2005/p11.html



"Voting From Kuwait 2004 And Voting In The Middle East 2005", The Touchstone, vol. XV, No. 2, April 2005, http://www.rtis.com/touchstone/april2005/p8.html



"Views From The Two Gulfs" THE TOUCHSTONE, VOLUME XV, No. 1, Jan 2005, pp. 18-22.




"Future of Europe and the Middle East Viewed from Divided Cyprus: Summer 2004" THE TOUCHSTONE, VOLUME XIV, No. 3, April-May 2004, pp. 19-23.



"Dear Robert Fulghum, Author of All I Really Needed To Know I Learned In Kindergarten"THE TOUCHSTONE, VOLUME XIV, No. 3, April-May 2004, pp. 14-16.



Kevin Stoda, "Fly on the Wall Perspective: Middle East", THE TOUCHSTONE, VOLUME XIV, No. 2, April-May 2004, pp. 6-8.




Kevin Stoda, "Women's Day Middle East: March 8, 2004", THE TOUCHSTONE, VOLUME XIV, No. 2, April-May 2004, pp. 8-10.



"Mexican and Critical American Memories of U.S. Foreign Policy under Woodrow Wilson and under the Two Bushes",THE TOUCHSTONE, VOLUME XIII, No. 3, October 2003, pp. 29-30.



"Border Towns and Divided Cities, Divided Cultures: Imaginary or Real Walls?", in Eds. Will Wright and Steven Kaplan, Image of the City: Proceedings from--2003 Conference: Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Social ImageryPueblo, Colorado: Society of the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery



"Report from Cuba 2002-2003",THE TOUCHSTONE, VOLUME XIII, No. 3, October 2003, pp. 19.



Kevin Stoda, "Peeking Through The Wall Between Mexico And The USA 2002", THE TOUCHSTONE,VOLUME XIII, No. 1, February 2003, pp.24-5.



Kevin Stoda, "A Peek Through the Texas/Mexican Wall: Living and Working in Meso-America 2002 Touchstone (Vol. XII, No. 4, September 2002), pp.14-15.




"Second Language Learner as Outsider." Eds. Will Wright and Steven Kaplan, THE OUTSIDER: Proceedings from--2002 Conference: Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Social ImageryPueblo, Colorado: Society of the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery.



"Memory and the Vietnam War (Part 2)" The Touchstone, XII:2 (April/May) 2002.



"Memory and the Vietnam War (Part 1)" The Touchstone, XII:1 (February/March) 2002.



"Europe is Already a Federal State, so Let's Treat it as One: Rethinking Federalism 2000-a Conceptual Paper Eds. Will Wright and Steven Kaplan, THE IMAGE OF EUROPE: Proceedings from--2001 Conference: Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Social ImageryPueblo, Colorado: Society of the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery.



"Lawyers and Activists must show Greater Teamwork in Saving the Innocent from the Gallows" The Touchstone, XI:1 (February/March) 2001.




"Germany's a Tough Market, but Jobs can be Found: a Personal Account of Teaching in Germany." TESOL Placement Bulletin, 8:7, October 1998.



"Performance Assessment for Groups", TEXTESOL Newsletter, January 1996.



"A Conversation on a Train", Eds. Minoru Wada and Antony Comimos, Japanese Schools: Reflections and Insights, Kyoto, Japan: Shugakushi Publisher, 1995.



"Homo Milk: Abusive Language and Abuse of Language", The JET Journal, Summer 1994.




"A Burning Issue: the Need to Introduce "Beneficial Backwash" and a Testing-Teacher Partnership in Japan in the 1990s, The Language Teacher, 18:10 October 1994.



An Aggressive "AET MONEY CONTEST"": Ask me three Questions, please! The Language Teacher, 18:7, July 1994.



"The many Surprises of Nishikubiki-Gun", DOZO, June 1994.



"Tips for real Beginners from a Gaijin with an Attitude!" AJET Magazine, September/October 1993.



"Environment--can you live Environmentally Friendly in Japan?" AJET Magazine, July August 1993.



"Internationalization in America and Japan: What's it all about?" The JET Journal, Summer 1993.



"Gaijin Da!" in Japanese language in the Niigata International Association News, Summer 1993.



FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND OTHER SKILLS


--Language skills include Advanced German, Advanced Spanish, and Lower Intermediate Japanese.

--Prize winning photography skills along with experienced work as former local news camera man, KWCH-TV (USA).

--Understand basic HTML and able to create own web page.



CULTURAL SIMULATION COORDINATOR



Able to lead the following educational/training activities:


--BARNGA, a simulation of intercultural problems, conflicts and home sickness.



--FOXFIRE, a simulation of United Nations members Security Counsel solving the problem of Nuclear build-downs between two nuclear powers.



CURRENT PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS




--Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (International) (TESOL)


--Arab Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages


--Japanese Exchange Teacher Alumni Association (JETAA)


--Pi Sigma Alpha


--TESL Discussion Lists: TESL, Jobs, and Intensive English lists




Some references:



Uwe-Christian Neubert, Director SPE Ableitung,
Siemens AG, Haus 2
Roedelheimer-Landstrasse 5-9
60487 Frankfurt, Germany
Tel. 069797-3002
christian-uwe.neubert@siemens.com

Mary C Fischer
Business English Trainer
c/o G Meissner
Hebbelstrasse 1
10585 Berlin
Tel: (Germany) +49 179 549 4639
cdbiz@arcor.de


Janice Dennis, Principal
Dasman Model School, PO Box 426,
Dasman 15455, Kuwait
Tell: +965- 243-0706 ext: 222 , e-mail: janiceandnorman@yahoo.co.uk & mhsprincipal@dasmanschool.com.kw

Margarita Edwards, Principal
Future Bilingual School, PO Box 7879, Mecca Street, Block 9,
Behind Ahmadi Education Area, Fahaheel, 64009, Kuwait
Tel: +965 3924243/8 or 3921917/8 Extension 108, Fax: +965 3921918
hkahaleh@hotmail.com cell: 965-7954546

Deborah Dixon, Vice-Principal
Future Bilingual School, PO Box 7879, Mecca Street, Block 9,
Behind Ahmadi Education Area, Fahaheel, 64009, Kuwait
Tel: +965 3924243/8 or 3921917/8 Extension 108, Fax: +965 3921918
deboraha_dixon@yahoo.com cell: 965-7678914

Kelly Neal
Director of UD/UT and KNPC projects TQ Group of Companies, Ahmady
PO Box 4697,
13047 Safat, Kuwait Mobile: (965) 7141213 Email:

Joanne Taylor
Business Development (Formerly Director of Studies, KPC Project)
TQ Group of Companies, PO Box 4697,
13047 Safat, Kuwait Mobile: (965)6075806 Email: jtaylor@tqls.com.kw


Rebecca McCloy
Exams Officer, Coordinator of UD/UT and KNPC projects TQ Group of Companies, Ahmady , TQ Group of Companies, PO Box 4697,
13047 Safat, Kuwait Mobile: (965)6947351 Email: saeed_bex@yahoo.com

Dr. Bernard Brunner, former Head of English Language Unit
Gulf University of Science
and Technology, P.O. Box 7207
Hawally, 32093 Kuwait
home phone (965) 563 3095 e-mail: berniebrunner@yahoo.com
work phone: (965)2240130 extension 5717

Lic. Penny Ann Harrold Ellis, Directora del Departamento de Lenguas Modernas Phone: (81)8124-1000 , ext. 1304
University of Monterrey, Av. Ignacio Morones Prieto 4500 Pte., 66238 San Pedro Garza Garcia, N.L. Mexico
e-mail: pharrold@udem.edu.mx , Fax: 8124-1002

Salvador Venegas Escobar, Professor of English and TOEFL Coordinator, Department of Modern Languages Phone: (81)8388-5589, Cell: 04480603893
University of Monterrey, Av. Ignacio Morones Prieto 4500 Pte., 66238 San Pedro Garza Garcia, N.L. Mexico
e-mail:svenegas@udem.edu.mx


Dr. Jane Hughey, Former Director Phone: (979)845-7936
English Language Institute, Texas A & M University, 2130 TAMU, College Station, TX 77801
e-mail: j-hughey@tamu.edu , Fax: 979-862-4326

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