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Fernando Javier  González Lesniak

Fernando Javier González Lesniak

Language Instructor (ELL & Spanish)
St. Michael
Summary

Experienced ELL and Spanish Teacher with a demonstrated history of working in diverse educational settings. Skilled in Spanish and English language, linguistics, and language education methodology. Strong educational background and currently pursuing a PhD focusing in Second Language Education at the University of Minnesota.

Overview
3
3
Languages
17
17
years of post-secondary education
8
8
years of professional experience
Work History

Graduate Instructor

University of Minnesota
2020-09 - Current
  • Prepared lessons according to course outline to convey all required material and deepen student understanding of subject matter.
  • Streamed classes online and uploaded videos for later viewing by distance and absent students.
  • Courses instructed: CI-5645 (Teaching English Language Learners in the Elementary Classroom) and CI-3610 (Linguistics for Teachers)

Spanish Teacher

Middle & High School
2020-08 - Current
  • Helped students develop important learning skills and good study habits useful in trade school or college education.
  • Employed diverse teaching approaches to help students of all abilities understand material.
  • Explored and implemented innovative use of technology in language education.

Elementary Teacher

EL
2016-08 - 2020-09
  • Developed and taught ESL curriculum to improve students' conversational abilities.
  • Improved instruction methods by using various assessment tools and strategies.
  • Employed diverse teaching approaches to help students of all abilities understand material.
  • Facilitated positive learning environment by using enthusiastic and energetic instructional strategies and consistent classroom management.

High School Spanish Teacher

Becker ISD 726
2016-01 - 2016-07
  • Helped students develop important learning skills and good study habits useful in trade school or college education.
  • Employed diverse teaching approaches to help students of all abilities understand material.

Student Teacher

Saint Cloud State University
2015-08 - 2015-12
  • Worked with cooperating teachers to design and deliver lesson plans.
  • Schools: Apollo High School, Saint Cloud, MN (ELL 9-12) Talahi Community School, Saint Cloud, MN (ELL K-5) Monticello High School, Monticello, MN (Spanish)

Volunteer ESL Tutor

Intensive English Center - SCSU
2013-08 - 2013-12
  • Tutored college students who were at various level English classes.
  • Helped students with writing assignments and homework.

Spanish as a Second Language Professor

HablaYa Spanish School
2011-08 - 2013-02
  • Spanish professor to foreigners who were visiting or living in Panama.
  • Created lesson plan for classes including flashcards, games, exercises, among others.
  • Utilized office equipment to create learning material for students.

English as a Foreign Language Teacher

Ingles Tec, S.A.
2012-03 - 2012-08
  • English professor to Panamanian residents
  • Managed front desk, greeted customer, and gave general information about classes to prospective costumers
Education

Ph.D. Curriculum And Instruction

University Of Minnesota - Twin Cities
2019-08 - Current

Master of Arts Teaching English as a Second Language

Saint Cloud State University
2017-06 - 2020-05

Undergraduate Certificate Language Interpretation And Translation

University Of Minnesota - Twin Cities
2016-06 - 2018-05

Bachelor of Science Spanish

Saint Cloud State University
2010-08 - 2015-12

Bachelor of Arts Linguistics

Saint Cloud State University
2010-08 - 2015-12
Skills

Microsoft Office

MAC

Differentiated instruction

Leadership

Cultural awareness

Group and individual instruction

Teacher collaboration

Lesson Planning

Curriculum Development

Good listening skills

Training & Development

Publications & Conferences
  • MELEd Conference 2019 Presenter – “Using the Teaching and Learning Cycle to Scaffold Multilingual Learners' Writing”
  • “A Longitudinal Acoustic Phonetic Study of English Vowels by a Panamanian Speaker”, Saint Cloud State University Linguistic Portfolios, 2019. Found at: https://repository.stcloudstate.edu/stcloud_ling/vol8/iss1/5
  • “Back Channeling: Function of Back Channeling and L1 Effects on Back Channeling in L2”, Saint Cloud State University Linguistic Portfolios, 2013. Found at: https://repository.stcloudstate.edu/stcloud_ling/vol2/iss1/9/
Languages

English

Spanish

French

Work Availability
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Additional Information
  • Order of The Sphinx - July 2015: Recognizes undergraduate leaders of Delta Sigma Phi who have contributed significantly to their campus, chapter, and to the Fraternity on a national level.
  • McKee Scholarship - September 2014/August 2017: The Scholarship is available to active undergraduate and alumni members of Delta Sigma Phi for outstanding academic achievement and service.
  • Dean’s List - Spring 2014: Named to Dean’s List for high academic achievement
  • Global UGRAD Scholarship - August 2010 - May 2011: Sponsored by the US Department of State, administered by World Learning. Scholarship awarded to students for academic excellence, leadership potential, and commitment to their communities for students to complete 1 academic year in the United States of America
Quote
"It is not worth it if you don't have to fight for it"
Anonymous
Timeline

Graduate Instructor

University of Minnesota
2020-09 - Current

Spanish Teacher

Middle & High School
2020-08 - Current

Ph.D. Curriculum And Instruction

University Of Minnesota - Twin Cities
2019-08 - Current

Master of Arts Teaching English as a Second Language

Saint Cloud State University
2017-06 - 2020-05

Elementary Teacher

EL
2016-08 - 2020-09

Undergraduate Certificate Language Interpretation And Translation

University Of Minnesota - Twin Cities
2016-06 - 2018-05

High School Spanish Teacher

Becker ISD 726
2016-01 - 2016-07

Student Teacher

Saint Cloud State University
2015-08 - 2015-12

Volunteer ESL Tutor

Intensive English Center - SCSU
2013-08 - 2013-12

English as a Foreign Language Teacher

Ingles Tec, S.A.
2012-03 - 2012-08

Spanish as a Second Language Professor

HablaYa Spanish School
2011-08 - 2013-02

Bachelor of Science Spanish

Saint Cloud State University
2010-08 - 2015-12

Bachelor of Arts Linguistics

Saint Cloud State University
2010-08 - 2015-12