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...PERSONAL INFORMATION
 
  Name 
  Address
  E-mail 
  Web Site
Nada Salem AbiSamra
MarTakla - Hazmieh - Lebanon
nadabs@hotmail.com
http://nadabs.tripod.com

...OBJECTIVE

A position as an ESL Coordinator/Teacher or as a Foreign
Language Coordinator/Teacher which allows me to build upon 
my proven language, communication, interpersonal, 
organizational, and computer skills in addition to my strong 
interest in helping students become responsible, respectful,
resourceful, self-aware, and self-confident.
...QUALIFICATIONSHard Work!

  - B.A., Arabic, French, English Languages-- U.S.J.- Université Saint Joseph-
    Lebanon-- June, 1986 
  - M.A., Translation-- U.S.J.- Université Saint Joseph- Lebanon-- June, 1987 
  - Teaching Diploma, TEFL/TESL (Teaching English as a Foreign/Second Language) 
    A.U.B.- American University of Beirut- Lebanon-- June, 1999 
  - M.A., TEFL/TESL (Teaching English as a Foreign/Second Language) 
    A.U.B.- American University of Beirut- Lebanon-- June, 2003 
 

Graduate Courses in Teaching English (Click for the web pages)

  A.U.M.- Auburn University at Montgomery- Alabama, USA- 1999/2000
  - Advanced Educational Psychology  (GPA= 4.0/4) 
  - Tests & Measurement in Education  (GPA= 4.0/4) 
  - Research in Education  (GPA= 4.0/4) 
  - Rhetoric & Style  (GPA= 4.0/4) 

  A.U.B.- American University of Beirut- Beirut, Lebanon- 2000/2002
  - Problems of Teaching Reading (Fall 2000) 
  - Determinants of Educational Policy (Fall 2000) 
  - Seminar in TEFL -- Teaching Culture (Spring 2001) 
  - Theory and Design of Curriculum (Spring 2001- Auditing) 
  - Problems of Teaching Writing (Fall 2001) 
  - Second Language Acquisition (Spring 2002) 

Workshops Presented:
  - “Affect in Language Learning: MOTIVATION”
     Presented at the American University of Beirut in spring 2002 during the course
     “Second Language Acquisition” taught by Dr. Shaaban.

  - “Teaching Idioms”
     Presented at the American University of Beirut in spring 2002 during the course
     “Second Language Acquisition” taught by Dr. Shaaban.

  - "Team Building- Be the Leader. Produce Leaders. 
     Organize Teams that Work!"
     Presented at the American Community School (ACS)- Lebanon 
     on Staff Development Day to ACS teachers and to other teachers coming 
     from several Lebanese English schools/universities. Nov. 2, 2001 

  - "Team Building"- Presented with Jennifer Magierowicz to New Faculty
    at the American Community School (ACS)- Lebanon, Aug. 2001 

Workshops Attended:

  Translation Workshop
  - Université Saint Joseph- Lebanon- "Stage de Formation Continue: 
    Interpréter l'autre, le traduire- Lisibilité et Fidélité
    Commission de formation et de qualification des traducteurs- ETIB
    June 2001 
    (Click here to get to the web site I am designing for the workshop)

  ESL & General Workshops/Conferences
  - Georgetown University- USJ Online Teaching Workshop I: Using On-Line Resources-
     First on-line workshop- Planning effective reading lessons and using on-line resources 
     to link reading lessons to other language skills- December 2002 
  - American Community School (ACS) - Living Values Workshop- September 2001 
  - American Community School (ACS) - CPR Training- September 2001 
  - Université Saint Joseph- Lebanon- English Teachers' Education Workshops: 
     "Developing Integrated Evaluation Projects from Authentic Sources" 
     Given by Carol L. Romett- Georgetown University- June 2001 
  - American Community School (ACS) - Teachers' Workshops- 2000/2001 
  - Lebanese American University - "Language & Change"- November 2000 
  - HHHS- Saida- Lebanon- International Conference on ADD & ADHD- November 2000 
  - Université Saint Joseph- Lebanon & Collège Notre-Dame, Jamhour- Lebanon
    Several ESL & Methodology workshops 
  - King's College, Bournemouth, England - July/August 96  (ESL Teachers' Course) 
  - N.D.U.- Notre Dame University- Lebanon-- ESL Workshop- September, 93 

  French Workshop
  -  U.S.J.- Université Saint Joseph- Lebanon- 1993 

  Computer Workshops/Courses
  - Future Kids/ Data Management- Lebanon-  Computer basics, word, Excel- 
     November 1996 
  - Data Management- Lebanon- Internet Training Session: Easy Soft- 
     September 1997 
  - Gateway Country- Montgomery, Alabama- "Welcome to Gateway Country" 
     Software Training- September 1999 
  - Gateway Country- Montgomery, Alabama- "HTML Fundamentals" 
     September 1999 
  - Advanced Training Group- Auburn University Montgomery- Alabama- 
     "Web Page Design using HTML and Frontpage 2000- Introduction" 
     June 2000 
  - Advanced Training Group- Auburn University Montgomery- Alabama- 
     "Web Page Design using HTML and Frontpage 2000- Intermediate" 
     June 2000 
  - Advanced Training Group- Auburn University Montgomery- Alabama- 
     "Photoshop Introduction"- June 2000 

Computer Skills
  - Internet (surfing and designing web pages), Adobe Photoshop, Xara Webstyle for 
     graphics, WS FTP, Windows, Word Processing, Excel, PowerPoint

Languages
  - English, French, Arabic: Fluently (Spoken & Written) 

Memberships
  - Member of the "Team Building" Newsletter since August 2001. 
  - Member of  IAWMD, International Association of Web 
    Masters & Designers since August 14, 2001. 
  - Member of  Kappa Delta Pi, an International Honor Society in Education, 
    since May 2000. 
  - Member of  TESOL since May 2000. 
  - Member of the TESL-L & FLTEACH Listservers. 
  - Member of the  French Alliance in Montgomery, Alabama since October 1999. 
  - Member of the Maxwell Officers' Wives' Club in Montgomery, Alabama from 
    October 1999 to June 2000. 

Volunteer Work (1999-2000) 
  - Interpreting- English/French and French/English for Jeana Boggs & Associates- 
    Court Reporter & Karen Rogers- Lawyer (Deposition)- Montgomery- AL 
  - Teaching ESL at the International Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base- 
     Montgomery- Alabama. 
  - Teaching Computer & Internet at Our Lady Queen of Mercy Catholic School- 
     Montgomery- Alabama 
  - Teaching French to a few international ladies & friends in Montgomery. 
  - Preparing an American student for the French Advanced Placement Examination
    (She ended up having 5/5 on the exam) & Designing a web page for her. 
  - Designing web pages for Students and Friends
 

...WORK EXPERIENCE
 

 - English & ESL Teacher,  American Community School (ACS)
     Teaching English to 12th graders (Lebanese BaccII) & 
     to 9th graders (Brevet). (web page)
     Teaching ESL to High School students. (web page)
     Extended Essay advisor- Baccalaureate/grade 12 students 
     Technology mentor for 10 teachers
2001 - Present
 - English TeacherU.S.J.- Université Saint Joseph
     Teaching English- Advanced Course to third year 
     Social Animation students. 
     Designed a web site for the course.
2001 -2002
 - English TeacherU.S.J.- Université Saint Joseph
     Taught English- Intensive Course to first and second 
     year Business students. 
     Designed a web site for the course.
July 2001 
 - English TeacherU.S.J.- Université Saint Joseph
     Taught English to first and second year Political 
     Science & Law students. 
     Designed a web site for the course.
Jan. to Jun. 
2001 
 - Translator, (Arabic, French, English) LinguaVera Translations
     For Quality Translation
Since 2001
 - ESL Teacher,  American Community School (ACS)
     Taught ESL to High School & Elementary Students. 
     Designed syllabi for High School ESL. 
     Designed the High School ESL curriculum
     (web page: http://nadabs.tripod.com/eslcurric.html ) 
     Helped with the design of the curricula and policies 
     of the newborn ESL Department. 
     Designed a web site for the ESL Department.
2000 - 2001
 - French Teacher,  American Community School (ACS)
     Taught Advanced French to 5th graders. 
     Substituted for French teachers.
2000 - 2001
 - English TeacherU.S.J.- Université Saint Joseph
     Taught English- Intensive Course to Physical Therapy & 
     Medical Lab students. 
     Designed a web site for my summer students.
July 2000
 - English TeacherU.S.J.- Université Saint Joseph
     Taught English- Advanced Level- to Business, Language 
     Arts, Psychology, Sociology, Geography & Political 
     Science students. 
     Personally designed course study. 
     Created & Designed Web Pages for students' projects. 
1995 - 1999
 - English Teacher, Collège Notre-Dame de Jamhour
     Taught English to Secondary Classes. 
     Personally developed the syllabus for the academic year 
     1998/1999. 
     Prepared students for TOEFL & French Baccalaureate 
     English exams. 
     Was fully in charge of a whole class of 40 students- 
     Tuteur (Counselor- Everything regarding students- 
     All subjects) 
     Created & Designed Web Pages for students' projects. 
     Organised and Directed theatre plays, e.g. "Midsummer 
     Night's Dream" that I simplified myself for my students. 
     Supervised several social activities. 
     Volunteered to help in Summer School.
1992 - 1999
 - French TeacherU.S.J.- Université Saint Joseph
     Taught Advanced French, Perfectionnement 
     Linguistique Français, to first year Economics 
     students. 
     Personally designed course study.
1992 - 1994
 - French Teacher, CEC- Centre Supérieur d'Etudes
   Commmerciales
     Taught Advanced French, Perfectionnement 
     Linguistique Français, to BT/ TS Vocational 
     Education students. 
     Personally designed course study.
1991 - 1992 
 - English Teacher, Collège Melkart- Lebanon
     Taught English to 6th and 7th grade students. 
     Personally designed course study.
1991 - 1992
 - Travel Agent, Mill-Run Tours- Boston- Massachusetts
    U.S.A. 
1988 
 - Translator, (Arabic, French, English) Al-Handasah
     Magazine-   an engineering/architecture magazine.
1988-2000
 - Public Relations Manager, AlBendaly Group- Ain Saade- Lebanon 1987-1988
 - Film Translator, Lebanese T.V. Stations: TéléLiban
    LBC, MTV
Since 1986 
(On & Off)

...REFERENCES3d-trans/Fay Rose

- Dr. Robbie Jean 
  Walker
 Professor of English 
 Department of English and Philosophy 
 A.U.M.- Auburn University Montgomery
 P.O. Box 244023 
 Montgomery, Alabama, 36124-4023  USA 
 Telephone:  1-334-244-3376 
 Fax:  1-334-244-3740 
 Email:  rwalker@bellsouth.net 
- Mr. Henri Saab  Editor-in-Chief 
 Al-Handasah Magazine 
 Mallat Center # 3- Hazmieh 
 Lebanon 
 Telephone:   961-1-286340 
 Fax:  961-5-459099 
 Email:  ALHANDASAH@inco.com.lb
- Dr. Henry N. 
  Williford
 Department Head 
 Foundations, Secondary and Physical Education 
 A.U.M.- Auburn University Montgomery
 P.O. Box 244023 
 Montgomery, Alabama, 36124-4023  USA 
 Telephone:  1-334-244-3547 
 Fax:  1-334-244-3472 
 Email:  hwilliford@edla.aum.edu
- Ms. Luri Owen  Linguist 
 Maxwell Air Force Base
 International Officer School
 120 S. Mitchell St. 
 Maxwell AFB, AL 36112 
 Telephone:  334-953-6795 
 Fax:  334-953-1700 
 E-mail:  Luri.Owen@maxwell.af.mil
- Dr. Ghazi Ghaith  Associate Professor 
 Advisor- TEFL/TESL Instructor 
 Education Department 
 A.U.B.- American University of Beirut- Lebanon
 Telephone:  961-1-340460 / 961-1-350000 ext. 3072 
 Email:  gghaith@aub.edu.lb
- Dr. Raouf S. 
  Ghusayni
 Associate Professor 
 Philosophy of Education Instructor 
 Education Department 
 A.U.B.- American University of Beirut- Lebanon
 Telephone:  961-1-364016 / 961-3-607697 
 Email:  rghusayni@ic.edu.lb
- Mr. Henri Awaiss  Director 
 Translation Department 
 U.S.J.- Université Saint Joseph- Lebanon
 Telephone:  961-1-611 456

...INTERESTS

          Traveling, Web Page Design, "Surfing" the Net, Reading, Dancing, 
          Swimming, Biking, Skiing, Tae-Kwon-Do, & Teaching.
 

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