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Nicholas Swinehart

swinehart.nick@gmail.com

59 N 21 St
Newark, OH USA 43055
614-375-0692
www.nickswinehart.us


OBJECTIVE: Seeking a position as a TESOL teacher or language technology specialist at a
foreign or domestic university. Specialize in computer-assisted language learning and teacher
training.


EDUCATION

Master of Arts, Applied Linguistics, Ohio University, Athens, OH, May 2014

Bachelor of Arts, Integrated Social Studies, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, 2006


EXPERIENCE

Instructor, TEFL Teaching Practicum, Ohio University, May 2014-Present (Teaching
Assistant, September 2013-May 2014)
Supervise undergraduate and graduate students seeking Teaching English as a Foreign
Language (TEFL) certificate
Train 12 novice teachers in communicative language teaching methods via blog
Provide feedback on teachers lesson plans and teaching performance

Head Teacher, Tamwood International Language Camp, San Francisco, July-August 2013
Taught English classes to diverse groups of students aged 7-18, representing five
continents and nine native languages
Designed curriculum for beginner and intermediate levels using principles of
Communicative Language Teaching
Supervised one teacher

Lab Assistant, Ohio University Language Resource Center, August 2013-Present
Perform basic maintenance on iMac and iPad devices
Assist students and faculty in use of Language Resource Center equipment

Pronunciation Lab Tutor, Ohio University, November 2012-May 2013
Diagnosed pronunciation needs in Mandarin and Arabic speaking undergraduate and
graduate students with low-intermediate English pronunciation skills
Trained students on segmental and suprasegmental features of American English
pronunciation

Teaching Assistant, East Elementary School, Athens, OH, August 2012-May 2013
Taught reading skills to three low-level Arabic native-speaking children, aged 10 years
old
Trained students on top-down and bottom-up reading techniques

Swinehart !
Oral English Teacher, Yellow River College of Science and Technology, Zhengzhou, China,
September 2009-June 2011
Taught oral English skills to classes of 25-30 low-intermediate Chinese undergraduate
students
Created curriculum and assessment materials


PRESENTATIONS

Open, Online, and Local: A Community-based Course for Adult English Language
Learners, Computer-Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO) Conference, Athens,
OH, May 2014

Expanding Community English Classes through an Online Course Module, Ohio University
CALL Conference, Athens, OH, April 2014


CERTIFICATIONS

Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) certificate, Ohio University, May 2013
Certification represents training in methodology and research principles of computer-assisted
language learning.


LANGUAGE SKILLS

English, native speaker.

Mandarin, intermediate. Lived in China for two years.

Arabic, basic. Two semesters of university study.


RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Data-driven Editing: Using a Corpus in Error Correction of L2 Writing
Investigated how students use and perceive the efficacy of corpus technology when self-editing
L2 writing, April 2014.

Investment and Participation in an Intensive English Program
Conducted interviews to study how community membership affects international students
participation in an ESL program, December 2013.

Aviation English Corpus Linguistics
Analyzed flight transcripts to study how closely pilots follow language-use policies, April 2013.

Vocabulary Retention and Motivation in Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL)
Environments
Tested whether computer-based study tools increase motivation and performance in fifth-grade
students, December 2012.