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Douglas E. DeLong

[Certification] [Education]
[EFL Teaching Experience] [Previous Employment History]
[Website Creation] [Conference Presentations]

Dai 5 Sanshin Bldg. 602
1-8-10 chome
Okayama-shi 700-0914

Phone: 086-801-2086


Explore creative ESL opportunities in the teaching,
educational material development, and web site design fields.


July, 1997
RSA CELTA Certificate, University of Cambridge.
St. Giles Academy, San Francisco, California, USA


June, 1973
B.A. Speech Communication, University of Northern Colorado
Awarded Colorado Secondary Teaching Certificate, Renewed 1990

Graduate Study, Mass Media, University of Northern Colorado

EFL Teaching Experience

Title/Company: EFL Instructor/Co-owner The English Studio, Okayama, Japan
Dates: January, 2001-present
-Teach English conversation to adult students at multiple levels
-Recruit students
-Maintain student records
-Assess student levels; evaluate student progress
-Create promotional/advertising material
-Provide educational counseling
-Create and maintain school website

Title/Company: EFL Instructor, Britannica English Village, Okayama, Japan
Dates: January, 2000-December, 2000
-Teach English conversation to all ages and levels
-Publish monthly BEV Times newsletter
-Create and maintain the Okayama BEV website
-Assess student levels; evaluate student progress
-Provide educational counseling
-Create original educational resources

Title/Company: EFL Instructor, AEON Corporation, Okayama, Japan
Dates: 1991-92, 1993-96, 1997-1999
-Teach English conversation to all ages and levels, including General English, Business English, and Test Preparation classes
-Assess student levels
-Evaluate student progress
-Provide educational counseling
-Create original educational material
-Rewrite, edit company textbooks

Previous Employment History

1988-91: Media Department Supervisor: Regis University, Denver, Colorado

1986-87: Magazine Publisher/Editor: VideoGuide Magazine, Ft. Collins, Colorado

1983-85: Independent Video Producer: Greeley, Colorado

Website Creation

March 1998: Created The Tower of English
The Tower of English is a student-friendly site that encourages students to integrate a wide variety of web resources into their English-learning experience. It includes original reading, writing, and vocabulary activities and encourages students to become actively involved with the material and with other learners.
Read Christine Meloni's Review of Tower of English
(ESL Magazine, September/October 1999).

June 1999: Created The Tower Tipsheet,
a weekly online newsletter for students and teachers that reviews and recommends websites which contain authentic English resources. Each issue includes a suggested activity that can be used with the site.

August 2000: Created English Communication Online Course
English Communication is an original online course for ESL students. The course curriculum includes real-time online lessons, assignments, and additional activities. (Use Guest Access to visit the course.)

February 2001: Created The English Studio
This is the official site for The English Studio, my English conversation school in Okayama, Japan. The site includes school news, staff information, school photos, class schedules, and English links!

February 2002: Created ESL Classifieds
ESL Classifieds is a free classified ads site for students and teachers, and includes ads for jobs, private online tutors, email pen pals, online courses, study abroad programs, and ESL resources.

Conference Presentations

Using the Internet in the ESL Classroom,
or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Internet!

ALTIA Conference
Nagoya, Japan
August 3, 1999

References Available on Request