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Karen Belote

PO Box 527
Moteti 0477
Tel: 082 423 7186

A teacher of English as a second or foreign language with a wide range of experience with ages, class size and cultures. Able to teach a wide range of subjects from beginning English to multiplication to English for Special Purposes. High level of flexibility in classroom situations with varying amounts of resources. Skilled at setting students at ease and creating a relaxed and fun learning atmosphere.


2002- present United States Peace Corps
School and Community Resource Volunteer
The U.S. Peace Corps Education and Community Resource project helps schools and communities identify needs and figure out ways to fulfill those needs.
Responsibilities and Achievements:
2000-2002 David English House, Hiroshima, Japan
English Conversation Instructor
David English House offers English as a foreign language instruction to students from 6 years old to senior citizens in a variety of settings and class sizes.
Achievements and Responsibilities:
2000 Angel Fire Resort, Angel Fire, New Mexico, USA
Snowboard Instructor
1999 Westgate Corporation, Gotemba, Japan
Westgate Corp. is an English Conversation school that offers extra-curricular lessons to University and College Students on various campuses around the Tokyo area.
English Language Instructor
1997-1999 Angel Fire Resort, Angel Fire, New Mexico, USA
1999 Guest Services Assistant Manager
1997-1998 Guest Services Representative
Peace Corps volunteer training, including cross cultural communication, how to conduct workshops, community project design and management, library management, and business plan writing. Teacher training at David English House, one week at the beginning and two one-day inservices. Teacher training at Westgate, 3 days at the beginning.

TEFL/TESL Certificate, July, 1999. Centro de Estudios Interamericanos and Augustana College. Cuenca, Ecuador.
Focused on a communicative approach. Did practice teaching with beginning and intermediate adult students.

B.A., Spanish, June, 1994. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Date of Birth: 23rd May 1971
Nationality: American
Languages: English- native speaker, Spanish- near fluency, Japanese- survival, Northern Sotho- beginning/intermediate

I enjoy travelling, karate, snowboarding, reading, cooking and camping

REFERENCES: Available upon request


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