UCLA International Management Fellows Program. 1994-2001. ... Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. University of California, Los Angeles.
JAMES F. VALENTINE, JR. 950 West Jefferson Blvd, Ste 206 Los Angeles, CA 90089-1292 (213)-740-0098 e-mail: [email protected]
University of California, Los Angeles 2003 Ph.D. in Education (Psychological Studies in Education) with cognate in Applied Linguistics/TESL
Dissertation: Motivation, Culture, and Instructional Design in Modern Language Education: An Ethnographic Case Study of an International M.B.A. Program Chair: Frederick Erickson Committee Members: Russell Campbell, Jeannie Oakes, and Merlin Wittrock
University of California, Los Angeles 1989 M.A., in Educational Psychology. Advisor: Aimee Dorr
Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire 1986 B.A., summa cum laude, in French and Spanish
Director, American Language Institute 2003-present Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
Chair the department responsible for all supplemental English language instruction for matriculated international students and international teaching assistants (ITAs). Oversee course scheduling, coordination and curriculum development as well as the administration of the university’s International Student English (ISE) and ITA oral interview exams, Manage the hiring and professional development of approximately 15 full-time and 10-15 part-time faculty members as well as four full-time staff members and approximately 70 student workers. Liaise with high-level administrators within the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences as well as schools and administrative units across the university on matters relating to English language instruction and international students.
Language Coordinator, UCLA International Management Fellows Program 1994-2001 Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) Anderson Graduate School of Management, University of California, Los Angeles
Language Coordinator, UCLA International Management Fellows Program (cont.)
Coordinated the hiring and training of Mandarin Chinese, French, Japanese and Spanish language instructors; materials development; program evaluation, and entrance testing for the Anderson School’s intermediate-advanced International Management Fellows Program. Created and implemented introductory business language programs in Mandarin, Japanese, and Spanish for general MBA program.
Program Assistant, UCLA Language Resource Program, 1991-1994 University of California, Los Angeles
Working with Dr. Russell Campbell of UCLA’s Applied Linguistics/TESL program, organized and coordinated national conferences and local symposia related to modern language education (e.g. national conferences establishing research priorities agendas in Heritage Language Education and Business Language Education and local symposia on content-based instruction , technology in language education, and language testing)
International Advisor, UCLA Office of International Students and Scholars, 1989-1990 University of California, Los Angeles
Responsible for orientation of international students on matters of ESL development, housing, academic coursework, and university culture.
Research Assistant, Behavioral Sciences Division, 1986-1987 The Rand Corporation, Santa Monica, CA
Conducted survey research on U.S. drug use and criminal justice system.
Senior Lecturer, American Language Institute 2004-present College of Letters, Arts and Sciences University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA
Taught advanced graduate level English for Academic purposes courses focused on the development of oral skills and the training of international teaching assistants (ITAs).
Lecturer, Education across Cultures (ANTHRO 421/ LING 425) Spring 2003 Department of Linguistics California State University, Long Beach, CA
Taught undergraduate linguistics and anthropology course focused on comparative educational systems and ethnographic research methodologies.
Trainer, Workplace English Program Summer-Fall 2002 American Language Center University of California, Los Angeles
Taught vocational English as a second language (VESL) and Continued Process Improvement (CPI) strategies to employees of a textile factory in East Los Angeles and the parts division of TRW Automotive (Carson, CA)
Teaching Assistant, Qualitative Data Analysis and Reporting (ED222C) Spring, 2002 Graduate School of Education and Information Studies University of California, Los Angeles
Working with the renowned educational anthropologist, Dr. Frederick Erickson, guided graduate students in education in the development of strategies for the analysis of qualitative data and the effective reporting of ethnographic research in educational settings.
Teaching Fellow, Supervised Teaching: English as a Second Language (TESL 380) Spring, 1996 M.A. Program in TESL/Applied Linguistics, University of California, Los Angeles
Under the direction of Donna Brinton, Director of UCLA’s ESL Service Courses, observed teacher trainees in elementary, secondary, university extension and adult ESL community classrooms, conferenced with teacher trainees after observations, and assisted in classroom instruction on ESL and general language teaching methods.
ESL Instructor, Advanced English Program, Summer, 1991 University of California, Los Angeles
Taught adjunct ESL section of an undergraduate psychology course in an innovative content-based language program for international students.
ESL Instructor, English Language Center, Los Angeles, CA Summer, 1990
Using own authentic-language curriculum (maps, guidebooks, articles, videos/movies), oriented international students to Los Angeles while teaching them English at a private language school.
Valentine, J.F., Jr. & Repath-Martos, L. (1997). How relevant is relevance? In Snow, M.A. & Brinton, D.M. (Eds.), The Content-Based Classroom: Perspectives on integrating language and content (pp. 233- 247). New York: Longman.
Londe, Z.C., Valentine, J.F., Jr., Filback, R. (September, 2012). Pre- Admission ITA On-Line Oral Interview. ITAIS (ITA Interest Section) Newsletter.
“On-Line vs. Traditional ESL Placement Tests – A Reliability Comparison" With Z.. Londe, American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL). Portland, OR, March 2014.
“Intra-Rater Reliability of an On-Line Oral Assessment Instrument” With Z. Londe. American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Dallas, TX, March 2013.
“Pre-Admission Online Video Interview – An ITA Oral Assessment Tool” With Z. Londe and R. Filback. Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Philadelphia, PA, March 2012.
“ESL in Higher Education: Graduation Credit or ‘Institutional’ Credit at a Private Research University” Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), New Orleans, LA, March 2011.
“Undergraduate mentors providing TLC (Teaching, Language, Culture) to ITAs” With L. Aarsen and G. Burgess. California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (CATESOL), Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, April 2007.
“Going beyond culture and conversation: Undergraduate mentoring of ITAs” With L. Aarsen and G. Burgess. California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (CATESOL), Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, April 2006.
“Seven principles of highly effective TESOL leaders.” With G. Anderson, M.A. Christison, J. Haynes, and A Tzoytzoyrakos. Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), San Antonio, TX, March 2005
“Motivation, culture, and development in adult foreign language education: A case study of an international MBA program.” American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, April 1998.
“Teasing, ‘mothering,’ and MBA’s: Affect and interaction in the foreign language classroom.” With G. Kamei. American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Annual Conference, Seattle, WA, March 1998.
"Institutional culture: Impact of and on language assessment." With G. Kamei. American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, March 1997.
"Reconceptualizing motivation and culture in university foreign language education: The importance of social context." American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA, November 1996.
"A motivational theory of instructional design for adult second language learners: A sociocultural approach." American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, April 1995.
"Motivation and culture in the international MBA program: An ethnographic study." Annual Conference for Languages and Communication for World Business and the Professions, Ypsilanti, MI, April 1995.
"Ethnography and testing: A case study of a test development partnership in a language for business purposes program." With G. Kamei. Language Testing Research Colloquium (LTRC), Long Beach, CA,. March 1995.
"An ethnographic case study of motivation and culture in second language education." Annual Conference on Qualitative Research in Education (QUIG), University of Georgia, Athens, GA, January 1995.
"Effects of task and ego-focused instructions on levels of processing in adolescents". With S. Lane, M. Sullivan and E. Williams. American Psychological Society (APS), San Diego, CA. June 1992.
"How relevant is relevance?: Authenticity, motivation, and relevance in content-based instruction." With L. Repath-Martos. Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. March 1992.
REVIEWS OF PUBLICATIONS
At invitation of authors, reviewed pre-publication drafts of Christison M. and Murray, D.E. (2009) Leadership in English Language Education: Theoretical Foundations and Practical Skills for Changing Times. New York: Routledge.
American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL) American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Association of International Educators (NAFSA) Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Motivation, Affect, and Human Development Educational (and Organizational) Psychology Instructional Design Modern Language Education (Foreign Language and ESL) Language Teaching Methods & Materials Development Second Language Acquisition & Education Language Testing Qualitative and Ethnographic Research Methods Program Evaluation
Spanish: advanced oral and written skills French: advanced oral and written skills Japanese: intermediate-low oral and written skills Mandarin Chinese: introductory (organized in-house Mandarin lessons for self and ALI faculty)
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION/ EXPERIENCES ABROAD
Latin/ South America
Evaluation of UCLA's Spanish for business purposes Summer 1994 summer intensive language program at la Universidad de Guadalajara, Guadalajara, Mexico.
Personal travel/study in Colombia (Bogotá, Boyacá, Cartagena, Girardot) 1992-1995 with partner and his Colombian family
Participation in the Dartmouth College upper-division Fall 1985 Foreign Study Program at La Universidad de Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain. Courses included Spanish language and literature, history, and art and architecture. Students were housed with local families.
Participation in the Dartmouth College upper-division Winter 1984 Foreign Study Program at La Université de Toulouse, Toulouse, France. Courses included French politics, literature, and art and architecture. Students were housed with local families.
Participation in Japanese summer intensive language program Summer 1995 at the Japanese Language School at Middlebury College, Middlebury Summer Language Programs, Middlebury, Vermont
Participant-observation and evaluation of UCLA's Japanese for 1992-1993 business purposes programs at International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan and participation in the UCLA Sakai City Study Tour (near Osaka, Japan)
Pray Modern Language Prize (French & Spanish) 1986 Dartmouth College
Phi Beta Kappa 1985 Dartmouth College
Daniel Webster Scholar 1982 Dartmouth College
National Merit Scholarship Finalist 1982 Dartmouth College
AWARDS & FELLOWSHIPS
Dissertation Research Grant 1998-2000 Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) University of California, Los Angeles
New Researcher Travel Grant 1995 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Special Interest Group on Motivation in Education
National Resource (Title VI) Foreign Language and Area Studies Summer Fellowship 1995 Japanese Language School, Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont
International Studies and Overseas Program (ISOP) Graduate Fieldwork Fellowship 1993 University of California, Los Angeles
California State and University Fellowships 1989-1992 University of California, Los Angeles
Certificated participation in Testing and Assessment for Language Teachers Fall 2011 Webinar Series sponsored by LARC (Language Acquisition Resource Center) and CALPER (Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research). Specific Topic: Beyond Accountability: Using Formative Assessment to Improve Learning
Certificate in Leadership Development in TESOL 2010-2011 (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Boston Conference)
Certification as Dialogfirst Coach (Workplace Communication) Spring 2010 Imago Relationships International
USC Professional Development Program 2004-2009
Behavioral Interviewing: Improving New Employee Selection Correcting Performance Problems Handling Emotions Under Pressure Managing Conflict Meetings Management Conducting a Collaborative Performance Review Team Building for Leaders Basic Principles for a Collaborative Workplace Discovering Emotional Intelligence Understanding Psychological Type as a Means to Improve Workplace Relationships (MBTI) Team Leadership The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
SERVICE TO THE UNIVERSITY
|Establishment of ALI online courses/program for pre-arrival|2012-2013 | |English language support for incoming matriculated | | |international students and international students | | |participating in USC’s online and distance master’s | | |programs (“USCNow”). | | |Created 1 unit versions of ALI “core” courses so that |2012-2013 | |master’s students with remaining ALI course requirements | | |could complete those requirements while remaining in | | |compliance with the university’s newly implemented English | | |language policies in which master’s students could not be | | |required to personally pay for more than 4 units of English| | |language support courses. | | |Created and facilitated faculty applied research teams |2009-2010 | |(e.g. testing, writing, international teaching assistant | | |(ITA)) aimed at curricular and faculty development. | | |Spearheaded and oversaw revision of ALI departmental |2008-2009 | |curricula and course sequencing so as to allow more | | |individualized placement of international students needing | | |supplemental English language support for academic and | | |professional success. | |
|Oversaw and facilitated the promotions of six ALI faculty |2012-2013 | |members, three of whom “jumped” rank from Lecturer to | | |Master Lecturer increasing the overall number of ranked | | |faculty in the department to 9 out of 12 (75%) | | | | | |Recruited nationally known TESOL expert Donna Brinton to |Spring 2010 | |the ALI to help coordinate faculty professional | | |development. | | |Organized faculty workshop with two outside experts on the |Spring 2009 | |teaching of English pronunciation to international | | |students. | | |Organized and co-facilitated faculty workshop on strengths |Spring 2008 | |based approach to work and collaboration. | |
|Supported ALI Faculty member serving as Conference Chair |2012-2013 | |for the Los Angeles Regional CATESOL Conference as well as | | |11 other ALI faculty members holding organizing positions | | |or presenting at the conference. Conference was held at | | |the University of Southern California in March 2013. | | |Facilitated organization and implementation of ITA Language|2009-2013 | |Institute, a weeklong intensive language program for | | |International Teaching Assistants (ITAs) liaising between | | |Center for Excellence in Teaching (CET) and ITA program | | |coordinators | | |Served as faculty interviewer/ panelist for Fulbright |2010-2013 | |English Teaching Assistant applicants. | | |Served as faculty interviewer for candidates for USC |2008-2013 | |President's and Trustee's Scholars. | | |Co-organized and facilitated (with the university's Office |2008-2012 | |of International Services) a pronunciation workshop open to| | |all international students. | | |Organizing member/panelist of CET event on Challenges of |Fall 2010 | |Cross-Cultural Communication between TA's and | | |undergraduates (w/ Vice Provost of Graduate Programs Sarah | | |Pratt). | |
|Served as policy advisor to Vice Provost for Graduate |2010-2013 | |Programs regarding English language proficiency | | |recommendations for the university's international graduate| | |population. | | |Organized and facilitated correlational study of the |2010-2011 | |university's International Student English (ISE) exam and | | |the international English admissions test TOEFL (Test of | | |English as a Foreign Language). | |