Jason Packman

International Affairs Specialist

Name Jason Packman
Residence Sagamihara, Kanagawa
Hometown San Mateo, California
Languages English (native)
Japanese (business)
Curriculum
Vitae
Resume
履歴書
Writing
Contact email:jason(at)packman(dot)me
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Visiting Korea

On my first trip to Okinawa I met a local official who, when he found out I was an English teacher, said to me that even those who are opposed to globalization must communicate in English.

My aim as a professional educator is to help individuals and organizations to be able to engage with global society on their own terms.

Personally, I like observing how people communicate with each other in spite of (or perhaps because of) linguistic and cultural differences and trying to understand what is actually happening when people do so.

I also just like wandering around the mountains and valleys where I live as well as watching this guy's movies.

Administration/Management Experience

2015-present

Deputy Chief of English Services, Project Genius

Intereview new recruits, observe and provide feedback and advice to current teachers, assist in other company initiatives, for example high school writing programs and social media presence

University Teaching Experience

2012-2015

Tokyo Metropolitian Univeristy (Berlitz Japan)

Teach English communication and presentation skills in required first year, second year, and remedial classes

2009-2010

Deparment of Rhetoric and Writing Studies, San Diego State

Assisted students as the class tutor in two remedial English classes for both ELL and non-ELL students

2009-2010

Department of Linguistics, San Diego State

Taught two college writing courses designed for ELL students

2007

Department of International Studies, UC San Diego

Teaching Assistant for Prof Christena Turner's INTL 101 class on globalization and culture.

Senior High School Teaching Experience

2015

Iwakura High School

Teach English as a Foreign Language classes to high school students

Junior High School Teaching Experience

2015-present

Eimeikan Junior and Senior High School (Project Genius)

Teach English as a Foreign Language classes to first and second year junior high school students

1998-2001

Ojiya City Board of Education (JET Programme)

Taught English and cross-cultural communication skills at three public junior high schools

Elementary School Teaching Experience

2005-2006

Arakawa Ward Board of Education (IEC)

Taught English at three schools a week.

2002-2005

Meguro Ward Board of Education (IEC)

Taught English at two to three elementary schools a week.

1998-2001

Ojiya City Board of Education (JET Programme)

Visited one of thirteen public elementary schools one afternoon a week, teaching English and cross-cultural communication from classes of over a hundred to schools that had not more than ten students total.

2009~2011

San Diego State University

Advanced TESOL Certificate

2006~2008

UC San Digeo IR/PS

Master of Pacific International Affairs

1994~1997

UCLA

B.A. in East Asian Studies