Jason R. Levine

Jason R. Levine

Ambassador and Knowledge Entertainer at WizIQ

Location
Greater New York City Area
Industry
Education Management

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Jason R. Levine's Overview

Current
Past
  • Academic Director at CAMPUS Education
  • Instructor at Montclair Child Development Center
  • Professor and Teacher Trainer at Bloomfield College
  • Co-founder and Vice-President at Encaré English
  • Academic Director at Bloomfield College
  • Adjunct Professor at Bergen Community College
  • Director of Curriculum Development at Embassy CES
  • Teacher Trainer at Embassy CES
  • Adjunct Professor at Long Island University
  • Instructor at Embassy CES
  • Instructor at UCEDA Institute
Education
Connections

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Jason R. Levine's Summary

Teach, train, and develop materials and curriculum in the U.S. and overseas for WizIQ, Oxford University Press, the U.S. Department of State and other institutions and programs.

Creator of ELT Techniques, the first MOOC for continuing professional development in English language teaching.

Write original music (ColloTunes) for learners of all ages and cultures in English language arts, ESL, EFL, ELT training, social studies, science, mathematics, and standardized test preparation.

Make YouTube videos and perform ColloTunes as Fluency MC. Maintain the Fluency MC and ELTV pages on Facebook (Facebook.com/fluencymc) (Facebook.com/englishlanguageteachingvideo). Admin of several Facebook groups, including How to Improve Your English (Facebook.com/groups/improvespoken) and Innovative Teachers of English (https://www.facebook.com/groups/InnovativeToE)

Specialties: All things ESL and EFL, K-12 curriculum and materials design, adult education curriculum and materials design, curriculum and materials for TOEFL, TOEIC, IELTS, CAE, FCE, GED, SAT, GRE, and GMAT, educational music (ColloTunes), educational card games (ColloCards)

Jason R. Levine's Experience

Ambassador and Knowledge Entertainer

WizIQ

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

April 2013Present (1 year 6 months) Worldwide

Promote WizIQ's online teaching and learning platform. Creator of ELT Techniques, the first MOOC for continuing professional development in English language teaching. Recruit students, instructors, and institutions. Provide training and mentoring on how to design and market courses, especially in ESL-EFL.

English Specialist

U.S. Department of State

Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; International Affairs industry

August 2012Present (2 years 2 months)

Conduct teacher training and development programs through U.S. Embassies worldwide.

Adjunct Professor, MA TESOL Program

The New School

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

September 2012Present (2 years 1 month)

Teach methods and skills courses in the online degree program.

Nonprofit; 5001-10,000 employees; Publishing industry

March 2011Present (3 years 7 months)

Author of chants and music for the 2014 edition of the Oxford Picture Dictionary for Kids.

Founder

ELTV: English Language Teaching Video

March 2012Present (2 years 7 months) worldwide

Creator of the first ESL/EFL channel for Facebook. ELTV features weekly schedules, daily programs, and real-time chats between teachers and students.

Founder

ColloLearn

October 2009Present (5 years)

Create and market original educational music for English language arts, ESL, social studies, science, mathematics, and standardized test preparation. Train instructors, conduct workshops, and give performances as Fluency MC. Learn more at youtube.com/collolearn and www.colloandspark.com

Academic Director

CAMPUS Education

January 2011March 2013 (2 years 3 months) Greater New York City Area

Oversaw academic programs, curriculum development, and teacher training at CAMPUS centers in the U.S. and abroad.

Instructor

Montclair Child Development Center

2008December 2010 (2 years)

Designed curriculum, taught courses, and conducted training sessions in ESL and GED for staff, parents, and children at Head Start schools in Montclair and Orange, New Jersey. Established the ColloLearn Library in Orange with over 2,000 books and other media.

Professor and Teacher Trainer

Bloomfield College

Educational Institution; 201-500 employees; Higher Education industry

October 2001December 2010 (9 years 3 months)

Trained English teachers from Korea and China in English language teaching methodology. Prepared trainees for student teaching positions in public schools in New York and New Jersey. Designed and taught English courses for second language learners, including English for Medical Professions, English for Internet Technology, TOEFL preparation and courses in pronunciation, grammar, reading, writing, and oral communication skills.

Co-founder and Vice-President

Encaré English

June 2002March 2008 (5 years 10 months)

Established a private English language school in Manhattan, New York for international students and business professionals. Designed curricula from original materials for courses and private lessons in TOEFL, IELTS, and GMAT preparation, grammar and writing, and oral communication skills. Created an I-20 issuing program for full-time students through a partnership with Bloomfield College. Responsible for hiring and training instructors, managing schedules, updating syllabi, counseling students, and overseeing the daily operation of the school.

Academic Director

Bloomfield College

Educational Institution; 201-500 employees; Higher Education industry

May 2006January 2008 (1 year 9 months)

Oversaw the academic direction of a full-time intensive English program for international students. Responsibilities included teaching ESL courses, developing ESL curriculum, conducting testing and placement of students, advising students, teacher training and development, selecting and ordering materials, scheduling classes, hiring instructors, evaluating instructors, and assisting in the development of marketing materials.

Adjunct Professor

Bergen Community College

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Education Management industry

January 2002January 2003 (1 year 1 month)

Paramus, New Jersey
Taught courses in pronunciation and oral communication skills. Met with students for
academic counseling.

Director of Curriculum Development

Embassy CES

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Education Management industry

September 2000December 2001 (1 year 4 months)

Head of curriculum design at an English language school with centers in five U.S. cities. Responsible for making final decisions on all curriculum-related matters, including syllabus design and revision, materials selection, student assessment and evaluation, and teacher training. Chaired monthly meetings of the Product Management Group, conducted teacher development workshops and arranged workshops with guest speakers. Supervised the conversion to a new level system and created new objectives and syllabi for each level. Assisted in applying for re-accreditation with ACCET.

Teacher Trainer

Embassy CES

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Education Management industry

July 2000December 2001 (1 year 6 months)

Designed curriculum and taught teacher development courses to groups of English language instructors from South America, Asia, and Europe.

Adjunct Professor

Long Island University

Educational Institution; 501-1000 employees; Higher Education industry

May 2000December 2001 (1 year 8 months)

Modern Language Center, Brooklyn, New York
Taught full-time in an intensive English program for university students and students matriculating into North American universities.

Instructor

Embassy CES

Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Education Management industry

August 1998April 2000 (1 year 9 months)

New York, New York
Taught integrated skills and communication classes at all proficiency levels, including writing courses and preparation courses for the TOEFL and Cambridge examinations.

Instructor

UCEDA Institute

October 1997January 1998 (4 months)

Brooklyn, New York
Taught beginner and intermediate level classes to students from Central and South America. Worked with the school to develop curriculum and materials.

Jason R. Levine's Projects

  • Student Workshop "Rhyme On Time"

    • June 2014 to May 2015

    Rhyme On Time, a workshop specially dedicated to primary and secondary school students. This workshop introduces a new approach to studying English in a fun and stimulating way.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlQqIbb3oIk

Jason R. Levine's Publications

  • Rhyme-On-Time!

    • January 1, 2012
    Authors: Jason R. Levine

    An activity book + songs package for the English learning classroom.

Jason R. Levine's Skills & Expertise

  1. Curriculum design
  2. Educational programs
  3. Teacher Training
  4. ESL
  5. Test Preparation
  6. Teaching
  7. Teaching English
  8. Language Teaching
  9. Language
  10. Languages
  11. Language Skills
  12. Language Arts
  13. Foreign Languages
  14. English
  15. English grammar
  16. Business English
  17. Education
  18. Adult Education
  19. Education Management
  20. School Administration
  21. School Management
  22. SAT
  23. IELTS
  24. TOEIC
  25. FCE
  26. CAE
  27. GMAT
  28. Curriculum Development
  29. E-learning
  30. TESOL
  31. Tutoring
  32. Higher Education
  33. Editing
  34. Writing
  35. Grammar
  36. TOEFL
  37. Classroom Instruction
  38. International Education
  39. Educational Technology
  40. Lesson Planning
  41. Intercultural Communication
  42. Public Speaking
  43. Distance Learning
  44. Staff Development
  45. Language Development
  46. Teaching English as a Second Language
  47. E-Learning
  48. Classroom
  49. Curriculum Design
  50. Educational Leadership

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Jason R. Levine's Languages

  • English

    (Native or bilingual proficiency)
  • French

    (Professional working proficiency)
  • Spanish

    (Limited working proficiency)

Jason R. Levine's Education

City University of New York-Hunter College

MA, TESOL

19992001

Awarded general and departmental honors

Activities and Societies: President, Club TESOL

University of Cambridge/RSA Examination Board

CELTA, English language teaching

19981998

Awarded Grade A

Vassar College

BA, Psychology and education

19881992

Awarded general and departmental honors

Jason R. Levine's Additional Information

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Interests:

Second language acquisition theory, collocation and the Lexical Approach, corpus linguistics, dialectical varieties of American English, literacy development in native and non-native speakers

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