Foreign Language Teacher

Kelly C. Wright
3792 Lincoln Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17041
(717) 554-3224

Objective

Foreign language teacher with three decades of succesful teaching experience at the high-school level. Use creative teaching methods and hands-on learning to improve students’ retention and love of language. Excellent classroom management skills.
Strengths

– Use a student-centered, nurturing environment to aid students in gaining oral and written proficiency. Also use total immersion techniques to improve students functional conversation skills.
– Use storytelling, grammar instruction, cooperative learning, homework, literature, film, music and translation to maximize students growth in the languag
Summary of Qualifications

• Able to effectively use classroom management techniques to improve students learning.
• Excellent communication as teacher and professional colleague.
• Experience with a wide variety of students with different learning styles and cultures.
• Committed to improving students foreign language learning experience.
Career History

ISelf-employed, Harrisburg, PA

1968 – Present
Japanese and German tutor
• Provide evening tutoring lessons in Japanese and German to adult and teenage students. Able to vastly improve students grades and help adults pick up conversational skills quickly.

HarrisburgPublic High School, Harrisburg, PA

1988 – Present
Japanese Teacher
• Teach five periods of Japanese per day emphasizing conversational proficiency.
• Maintain student interest through creative and engaging classroom instruction.
• Manage all aspects of classroom, including student evaluations and parent meetings.
• Selected to create statewide standards for Japanese.

Mountainside High School, Harrisburg, PA

1977 – 1988
Japanese/German Teacher
• Taught advanced Japanese and German for high school students.

Pennsylvania State College

1971 – 1977
German Instructor
• Taught three beginning German courses per semester.

Township High School, Harrisburg, PA

1968 – 1971
History and Russian Teacher
• Taught German and History courses to high school students using literature and conversation as the  key modes of instruction. Also served as assistant volleyball coach.

Education

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, New York, New York

M.A., German Language and Literature, Minor: Russian Area Studies

Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

B.A., Japanese Language and Literature, Minor: Political Science

International Travel

Traveled to various countries including Germany, Russia, Japan, Denmark, England and Italy.

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