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Keren Liu

Mobile: 917-913-5657 E-mail:

Mailing Address: 517 W 121 Street, Apt. 1308N, 10027 NY

Fall 2014 (Expected Spring 2016) Teachers College, Columbia University

Major: TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), MA
09/2014- 05/2015
Attended TCSOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Certificate Program at Teachers
College, Columbia University
Major: English Literature

Beijing Foreign Studies University

Degree: Bachelor of Arts Overall GPA: 3.55

Standard Test

TOEFL iBT: 112 (R30, L29, S26, W27)

GRE: V: 152, Q: 168, AW: 3.5


Teachers College, Columbia University

Part-time Chinese Instructor
Taught Chinese Beginner class using a theme-based teaching approach
Designed activity-rich curriculum, lesson plans, and assessment tests

09/2015- Present

QuestaBox, Fort Lee, NJ

Part-time Mandarin Teacher
Taught young children Mandarin as a second language through hands-on
Assisted in planning and preparing the instructional material
Observed and evaluated students progress

11/2015- Present

University of Technology, Sydney

Conducted desk/field research on market updates in educational field
Wrote UTS Beijing Office quarterly newsletters
Assisted in liaising with Key Partnership Universities and business partners
Created office website


Durex's 2014 campaign "Love to Make Love"

Interpreted for Durex marketing manager Corrie and body-painting artist Craig Tracy during media
Outlook English, CCTV-10
Conferred and consulted with individuals, groups, and committees to determine needs, and
plan, implement, and extend organization's programs and services.
Teaching Experience

Teaching ESL at the Community English Program(CEP), Teachers College,

Columbia University
DE teacher
Taught Intermediate 4 (I4) and Advanced 2(A2) learners integrated skills
Self-designed curriculum, lesson plan, and assessment tests

05/2015- Present

Teaching ESL at Community Impact at Columbia University


ESL teacher
Taught lower-advanced ESL students integrated skills
Self-designed curriculum and lesson plan
Student teaching at Columbia University
Chinese teacher
Taught once in Business Chinese class and once in Intermediate class
Self-adapted traditional textbook to a task-based teaching material

09/2014- 05/2015

English Training for Public Servants, Haidian District- Beijing, China

Teaching Assistant
Interned in adult English education classroom by creating, administering, and correcting
tests, recording attendance, and exercising good conduct.
Assisted students by providing individualized instruction based on observation.
Produced narrative reports to inform teachers of progress and challenges.
Managed classrooms, followed classroom outlines, and provided instruction.
Honors & Awards
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Teachers College Scholarship, in the amount of $8,388

TC General Scholarship, in the amount of $4,194


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Volunteer of TCSOL Certificate Program at Teachers College, Spring Festival

Open House 2015
Performed Chinese traditional instrument Erhu
Alumni Communication Center, Beijing Foreign Studies University
Volunteer of Zero Hungry Project, World Food Program
Delegation from Slovenia, including Slovenian Secretary of Foreign Affairs
Student Representative
Gave a presentation on my learning experience in Slovenia.
Performed traditional Slovenian folk song with Chinese traditional instrument Erhu.
Participated in Ljubljana Summer School Take the Best from East and West,
Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Volunteer of EU-China Multilingualism Conference
Participated in Sino-Korean Youth Dialogue, Beijing Foreign Studies University


Talent & Abilities


Language Proficiency
Native Chinese speaker, excellent English speaker, intermediate German and Slovenian Speaker
Well-Developed Communication Skills
Research Methods: Literature review, quantitative analysis, qualitative analysis
Technical Skills: Word, Excel, PPT, SPSS
Professional strengths include: Technology-based language teaching, Second Language
Acquisition, Second Language Assessment, public speaking, cross-cultural communication,
English literature, Chinese-English translation