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Rick N.

About me: ESL Corporate Trainer: Placed in over 100 blue-chip Japanese companies by leading corporate organizations teaching a wide variety of materials and formats to ground-floor employees up to company Presidents/CEOs of all skill and work levels. Responsibilities include teaching basic language skills, cultural communication strategies, specialty business courses as well as English examination preparation training. Featured companies have included Daihatsu, Nestle, Komatsu, Dentsu, Toray, Iwatani, Novartis, Hitachi, Sanyo and many others.

ESL Freelance Consultant: Utilized by numerous individuals/organizations for specialty contract work involving proofreading/rewriting/editing, voice narration/recording, interviewing/resume proficiency, materials development, skills testing, 4-skills language training and individual coaching. Currently involved with Azure Global Network Services.

Patent Document Proofreader/Editor: Post Japanese-English translation checking responsible for global English standard attainment involving proofreading, editing, and advising of technical patent documents in the IP field. Affiliations have included Kobayashi Patent & Trademark, Yasutomi & Associates, Kansai Law and Patent.

University Instructor: Responsible for teaching language skills and specialty courses to graduate as well as undergraduate learners. Schools have included Osaka University, Osaka Institute of Technology, Kansai Gakuen University, Osaka Gaigo Senmongakko.

Experience: Occupational Preparation

Open Learning International, RSA CELTA Equivalent Certification,
TEFLA Program, Autumn, 2000.

Norwood School of English, Advanced Teaching Certification,
TEFL, Spring, 2000.

Aspera Limited, CTBE Certification, Advanced Business
English Instructor, Spring, 2000.

Roosevelt University Graduate School, TESOL Program,
Continuing Education Training, 1998-2000.

State of Illinois (USA) Board of Education, Public Teacher
Certification, Grades 6-12, 1977.

Governors State University (Illinois/USA), Bachelor of Arts (Education),
Bachelor of Arts (Communications), 1977.

Additional Life Experience

Corporate Employment, International Account Management,
Numerous International Companies, Chicago, USA, 1986-2000.

Health and Fitness Franchise Operations,
International Franchise Manager, Chicago, USA, 1980-1986.

Roosevelt University, Governors State University, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan


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