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BASHIR O HARRELL

372 W. 127th Street Apartment 3B, New York, NY 10027 | (C) 4076303613 | Harrell.Bashir@gmail.com
bashirharrell.com

Professional Summary
Educator with extensive background in Asian languages and Teaching English as a foreign language with strong organizational
skills and international experience and a passion for relating to people of diverse cultures.

Skills
Managing classroom for diverse populations
Extensive English grammar knowledge
Culturally sensitive
Computer proficient
Varied lesson plans
Student-centered learning

Four years as a TEFL/TESOL Instructor


Fluent in Japanese
Strong collaborator
Basic Spanish ability
Basic Mandarin ability

Work History
Instructor
Community English Program New York, NY

05/2015 to 06/2015

Coordinated communication between students and school administration to create an effective and culturally-sensitive
learning environment.
Emphasized critical thinking through small group activities.
Taught a curriculum to improve students' conversational abilities.
Administered and graded tests and assignments to evaluate student progress.
Assigned lessons and corrected homework.
Attended workshops to learn about student motivation and engaging learning activities.
Gave one-on-one attention to each student while maintaining overall focus on the entire group.
Teacher
Groovy International School Osaka, Japan

04/2013 to 08/2014

Successfully improved student participation in the classroom through integration of creative role-playing exercises.
Educated 50 students in the basics of English grammar and conversational speaking.
Coordinated communication between students and school administration to create an effective and culturally-sensitive
learning environment.
Emphasized critical thinking through small group activities.
Collaborated with teachers and department heads to meet quarterly and yearly educational goals.
Developed and taught a curriculum to improve students' conversational abilities.
Administered and graded tests and assignments to evaluate student progress.
Gave one-on-one attention to each student while maintaining overall focus on the entire group.
Native English Teacher
Altia Central Osaka, Japan
Primarily teaching English as a second language at elementary and junior high school.
Created lesson plans for grade levels 1-9.

09/2012 to 03/2014

Proofread Japanese-English translations.


Assisted department head in establishing daily schedules, curriculum and ESL activities.
Administered and graded tests and assignments to evaluate student progress.
Attended workshops to learn about student motivation and engaging learning activities.
Worked with an average of 30 students per class.
Teacher
Rainbow International School Osaka, Japan

10/2010 to 08/2011

Taught English, social studies, science and math to children ages 1-6.
Helped students improve their daily conversation through immersion.
Built lesson lessons plans around the school curriculum in English, Social Studies, Math, and Science.
Succeeded in having students pass EIKEN test Levels 3, 4 and 5.
Trained new teachers.
Developed and taught a curriculum to improve students' conversational abilities.
Assisted department head in establishing daily schedules, curriculum and ESL activities.
Worked with an average of 15 students per class.
Conversation Leader
English Language Institute Tampa, Florida
Instructed and tutored over 100 students on daily conversation topics and assignments.
Reviewed topics such as grammar, idioms, and public speaking.

01/2009 to 05/2010

Intern
En Vie Magazine Osaka, Japan
Promoted the magazine to writers and photographers.
Proofread outgoing emails.

12/2012 to 12/2013

08/2011 to Current
Freelance Translator
One Hour Translation Worldwide
Freelance Translator Osaka, Japan Translated documents posted on onehourtranslation.com from Japanese to English as
a certified translator.
Proofread documents that have been translated by others for accuracy.
Contracted to work with members of AISIN SEISEKI Co., LTD Interpreted Japanese-English for employees and
assisted in collecting inquires and business contacts at the 18 Annual Intelligent Traffic Systems World Congress October
2011
Japanese Ad Quality Rater
Zero Chaos
Rated websites on a scale provided by Google to help ensure the quality of search results.
Gained internet research skills in Japanese and English

07/2010 to 01/2015

08/2009 to 10/2010
Assistant
Orisirisi African Folklore Orlando, Florida
Helped family-owned performance company in promoting African culture and folklore throughout Florida.
Monitored and updated web pages.
Collected and cataloged all media coverage of Orisirisi African Folklore artists in Florida newspapers.

Education
Master of Arts: Applied Linguistics
Teachers College, Columbia University - New York, NY
Applied Linguistics
Recipient of Teachers College Scholarship
Recipient of The Arthur Zankel Urban Fellowship
Bachelor of Arts: International Studies Asian Studies Japanese language and culture

Current

May 2010

University of South Florida - Tampa, FL


International Studies Asian Studies Japanese language and culture
Certificate of Asian Studies :
Kansai Gaidai University - Osaka

Certifications
Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) N2 certified.

2008