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JET ALT Resume (pdf)

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Sample resume for an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) on the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET)

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JET ALT Resume (pdf)

  1. 1. R ACHEL A SSISTANT L ANGUAGE T EACHER 1-23-1 Sensei-machi, Nishi-ku, Osaka, Japan 500-0001 81 (90) 1231-0001 • racheljsmith@bu-alumni.eduOBJECTIVEExperienced international educator seeks project management position at leading global university VR 2/2/11 3:03 PM Comment [1]: For now, I encourage you toPROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE write an objective to give your resume focus. You might chose to delete it later if you have Japanese Exchange & Teaching Program (JET) Osaka, Japan more experiences and accomplishments to English Teacher, Yamada High School 2009 - Present highlight. Selected to participate as only non-Japanese English teacher at public senior high school as member of one of Japan’s largest cultural exchange programs (JET), run by 3 Japanese government ministries Responsibilities: • Serve as only non-Japanese member on 6-person team to evaluate & reorganize English language program; developed more than 100 new text & audio assets • Developed & implemented 4 semester-long elective curricula units with themes including American history through drama & song translation (culminating in a published book of students’ works), which were selected to become a permanent part of future coursework Achievements: • Launched student-driven English-version websites for 2 local high schools • Coached 1st place student in Osaka Prefecture’s High School English Speech Contest • Founded all-day international exchange event involving 40 students & 15 teachers • Improved liaisons with 44 related Japan based embassies, Japanese Ministries, private organizations, & 50 worldwide Alumni Association chapters • Created weekly student English club encouraging cross-cultural communication with other countries; initiated & implemented 100-student pen pal exchange program with school in Mexico Center for Adult Training & Employment New York, NY Coordinator, Resources & Curriculum Dept. 2007 - 2009 Responsibilities: Developed course materials & resources for continuing education & employment preparation in NYs largest adult training organization, serving annual clientele of nearly 3,000 Achievements: • Spearheaded new training & recruitment program with local companies & vocational schools • Created first-ever resource library covering employment & skills training in technologyEDUCATION Boston University Boston, MA Bachelor of Arts, Linguistics 2007 Thesis: Second Language Acquisition of Adolescent Immigrants from Asia Activities & Achievements • Maintained 3.7 GPA while working 20+ hrs/wk in variety of part-time jobs and internships • Awarded $25,000 merit-based Mary Cline Scholarship Award • Volunteered 4 years as tutor for bilingual, dyslexic high school studentsADDITIONAL • Languages: proficient in Japanese (Language Proficiency Test Certification - Level II in 2009), business-level Spanish (intermediate reading, writing & advanced speaking skills); conversational French, beginning Mandarin • Drummer: founding member of university rock band; sole non-Japanese member of traditional "taiko" performance group since 2008 • Community volunteer: National JET Peer (Teacher) Support Line Volunteer Japan (2008-2010); Habitat for Humanity Global Village Team Member, Thailand (2010)

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