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PATRICK BICKFORD
(BIOGRAPHY)
 
  • 2009-10 Phonics curriculum: created an original Phonics curriculum tailored directly for Japanese students.
  • 2009-01 Volunteer: I attended a seminar in Sendai city, Miyagi prefecture (Topic: How to Teach English in English Class)
  • 2008-05 Presenter: ES seminar for Japanese ES teachers (Topic: Phonics in the English Classroom) (conducted in Japanese, article featured below)
  • 2008-03 Host on MES-English's ESL Teacher Talk radio internet show
  • 2008-01 Presenter: JET Program mid-year seminar, Niigata prefecture (Topic: What is Phonics?)
  • 2008-01 Presenter: JET Program mid-year seminar, Niigata prefecture (Topic: How to Teach Phonics in JHS?)
  • 2007-02 Founder: Created the Englipedia website
  • 2007-01 Presenter: JET Program mid-year seminar, Niigata prefecture (Topic: Phonics: What Is It? Why Is It Important? How to Teach It?)
  • 2006-08 Presenter: ES teacher seminar, Joetsu city (Niigata) (Topic: Romaji, Katakana and Phonics)
  • 2005-08 Presenter: JET-sponsored 5-day summer seminar, Niigata prefecture (Topic: Basics of Debate)
  • 2005-08 Presenter: JET Program orientation seminar, Niigata prefecture (Topic: ES & JHS Teaching)
  • 2005-01 Presenter: JET Program mid-year seminarNiigata prefecture JET mid-year training presenter (Topic: How to Keep Warm During The Winter)
  • 2004-2007 Volunteer: Niigata Charity Musical. This is a charity organization that raises money to build schools for children in Papa New Guinea.
    Volunteered three consecutive years as tech member, co-tech director and finally tech director.
  • 2004-2006 English advisor: Kashiwazaki City Community Plaza. I was an English editor for a variety of travel brochures, tourist maps, important documents and letters for the international division of the plaza.
  • 2004-06 Presenter: Kashiwazaki City English Kid's Camp. I taught a 2-day English camp for elementary school children.
  • 2003-06 Assistant Language Teacher: JET Programme, Niigata prefecture
  • 2003-06 Volunteer: JHS homestay. Taught three 2-hour immersion classes to prepare homestay students from Kariwa Junior High School to live aboad for two weeks in the U.S.
  • 2003-06 Volunteer: Kariwa Village Summer Kid's Camp. Taught children how to make balloon animals.

Featured in the Niigata Shimbun Newspaper, May 2008

Featured in TOSS Newsletter, Jan 2009

 

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