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  • Staff Profile – Chad Schempp – ALI Recruiting Director
    where he still had visions of teaching tennis on a full time basis But a technicality prevented him from getting a work visa teaching tennis so he taught English to obtain his work visa and taught tennis in the evenings and on weekends I started to enjoy teaching English more than tennis said Schempp who worked as an associate professor at a Japanese junior college teaching and advising students who desired to study abroad After that he was recruited to help create and teach at an in house language school for 2 000 General Electric employees in Japan From there it was back to San Diego County as director of an international student program at Mira Costa College in Oceanside Around that time he married his wife who is from Japan so they decided to move to Hawaii in order to be halfway between their two families While there he worked as director of graduate admissions for Hawaii Pacific University The Schempps then decided to move back from Hawaii five months ago to be closer to his entire family that lives in San Diego And speaking of family Chad said there is nothing like the family atmosphere at the ALI People here are unbelievably friendly he said I m impressed and surprised by how long people have worked here on average When I went to the SDSU staff awards luncheon I was surrounded by fellow employees who had been here 20 years or more People obviously enjoy it which is great Comments Closed Comments are closed You will not be able to post a comment in this post ALI Program Blogs Semester SDSU Posts English for Academic Purposes Posts Intensive English for Communication Posts Business English for Global Practices Posts Social Entrepreneurship Posts Student Profiles ALI Student Profile Sofia Rodriguez

    Original URL path: http://ali.sdsu.edu/blog/2015/02/staff-profile-chad-schempp-ali-recruiting-director/ (2015-06-03)
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  • Staff Profile – Michael Castronuovo Jr. – ALI Homestay Coordinator
    a break after high school and then straight to his master s degree program without taking a break after graduating from college And to top it all off he started working for the ALI just nine days after finishing his master s program at USD The whole application process was nerve wracking said Castronuovo who also applied for several other jobs I graduated from USD on Saturday May 24 I began working for ALI on Monday June 2 The ALI welcomes students from all over the world which appeals to Castronuovo After all he is somewhat of a world traveler himself having visited countries such as Australia France Italy and Malta following his sophomore and junior years of high school Traveling internationally while in high school opened the door to a lot of new experiences he said Nowadays he literally helps open doors for ALI students His job is to line up host families that will invite ALI students to live with them during the school year It s an exhausting process on both ends From prospective students he constantly answers questions concerning such aspects of SDSU as the local weather and the trolley system He also keeps the line of communication open with over175 host families for the ALI students Hands down this is my favorite job he said Everyone is so supportive in ALI and the College of Extended Studies This is not something I have experienced in previous positions We have great communication and everybody is working together for what we stand for since everything here is tied in together Comments Closed Comments are closed You will not be able to post a comment in this post ALI Program Blogs Semester SDSU Posts English for Academic Purposes Posts Intensive English for Communication Posts Business English for Global

    Original URL path: http://ali.sdsu.edu/blog/2014/10/staff-profile-michael-castronuovo-jr-ali-homestay-coordinator/ (2015-06-03)
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  • Staff Profile – Raquel Munoz Ruiz– ALI Student Ambassador
    to take Intensive English Communications IEC Raquel went from there to Grossmont College then came back to SDSU to attend classes on the main campus This fall she will graduate with a recreation and tourism management degree with an emphasis in sustainable tourism From there She would like to continue working with international students Study abroad is one of my passions she said It opens your mind and gives you a lot of opportunities no matter where you are from or your background I didn t speak the language or know the culture when I came here but it has been awesome I tell students that if you like to travel go for it Another one of her passions is being a herpetologist working with snakes Her parents worked with snakes for 25 years so it runs in the family Sports are yet another passion of hers She enjoys playing tennis volleyball soccer and surfing And of course she followed this summer s World Cup soccer matches in Brazil Born in Venezuela her family moved to Bolivia when she was seven years old because of better job opportunities for her parents She lived there until coming to SDSU I have had such a great time here she said If you want to improve your English and are willing to take the time and effort it will happen Tags American Language Institute Raquel Munoz Ruiz Comments Closed Comments are closed You will not be able to post a comment in this post ALI Program Blogs Semester SDSU Posts English for Academic Purposes Posts Intensive English for Communication Posts Business English for Global Practices Posts Social Entrepreneurship Posts Student Profiles ALI Student Profile Sofia Rodriguez 11 February 2015 11 54 PM No Comments Read More ALI Student Profile Tomomi Aoki 30 October

    Original URL path: http://ali.sdsu.edu/blog/2014/07/staff-profile-raquel-munoz-ruiz-ali-student-ambassador/ (2015-06-03)
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  • From Talk Show Host to ALI Instructor: Bringing Diverse Experience to the Classroom
    was with her friend having dinner at the Marriot hotel The mayor of Saltzburg Austria was seated next to us and he was pushing tourism He was accompanied by their champion skiers and publicist My friend told them Oh you have to go on Elizabeth s talk show To my surprise they agreed At this time I didn t actually have a show she says The interview was set up and took place in Osmun s third floor walkup apartment where her cats watched and her friend became the camera man They all showed up in three piece dress suits thinking that this was the biggest talk show in the world They were mortified when they walked in The interview went well but when they all got up to leave they were all covered in cat fur she adds After that interview Osmun started to get sponsors to continue her talk show Word spread and many others agreed to be guests She interviewed individuals like Broadway stars Grammy award winners comics and even a moon astronaut This is when she moved her show from her apartment to Tavern on the Green the famous Central Park restaurant located in Manhattan s Upper West Side The show lasted 11 years I didn t become Oprah Winfrey and I became burnt out so I decided to move to California Osmun says In San Diego she began substitute teaching and earned her credential as an elementary teacher and master s degree in education at SDSU however her life took a turn when she became an insurance salesperson for five years Osmun says I realized I m not a great salesperson and I wanted to teach college level students so I enrolled in an amTEFL certificate program now known as the TESL TEFL certificate program at San Diego State University Since earning her certificate with an impressive 100 percent on the final test Van Hillier the director of the program offered her an opportunity to facilitate classes at the American Language Institute ALI I started out in the Intensive English for Communication program for the first term then I went over to the English for Academic Purposes program That was four years ago Today she is a full time instructor where she says I not only teach students the English language but also teach them how to study and prepare them to attend an American university I also learn so much from my students and working here is a very positive environment To me I am always growing Staff and instructors here are always trying to improve to make it better for students The teachers are top notch There is so much cultural exchange and learning here one can t help but enjoy the environment and absorb the experience Comments Closed Comments are closed You will not be able to post a comment in this post ALI Program Blogs Semester SDSU Posts English for Academic Purposes Posts Intensive English for Communication Posts Business English for

    Original URL path: http://ali.sdsu.edu/blog/2013/12/from-talk-show-host-to-ali-instructor-bringing-diverse-experience-to-the-classroom/ (2015-06-03)
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  • Staff Profile – Melissa Deal – EAP Program Coordinator
    took a class at Cal Poly After eight short months I decided to move back to beautiful San Diego At that time the ALI was hiring for an EAP program assistant I applied interviewed and got the job I was back at the ALI I worked full time while completing my bachelor s degree at SDSU Deal says Deal has worked as the EAP program coordinator for the last 13 5 years She adds The ALI is a wonderful place to work We get to meet students from all over the world In my current position I don t get much direct interaction with the students but I enjoy the interaction I do get Also the staff at the ALI is so diverse It is a wonderful group of people to work with I ve made many friendships Comments Closed Comments are closed You will not be able to post a comment in this post ALI Program Blogs Semester SDSU Posts English for Academic Purposes Posts Intensive English for Communication Posts Business English for Global Practices Posts Social Entrepreneurship Posts Student Profiles ALI Student Profile Sofia Rodriguez 11 February 2015 11 54 PM No Comments Read More ALI Student Profile Tomomi Aoki 30 October 2014 4 38 PM No Comments Read More ALI Student Profile Valeria Garcia Alvarez 21 July 2014 3 42 PM No Comments Read More ALI Student Finds Multinational Success Yutaka Matsuda 28 January 2014 7 28 PM No Comments Read More Student Spotlight Zabella Demirtshyan Pre MBA and Pre Master s Program 16 October 2013 10 30 PM No Comments Read More Instructor Profiles ALI Instructor Profile Renee Merrill 27 February 2015 8 24 PM No Comments Read More ALI Instructor Profile Glen Clabaugh 11 November 2014 12 23 AM No Comments Read More ALI Instructor

    Original URL path: http://ali.sdsu.edu/blog/2013/10/deal/ (2015-06-03)
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  • SDSU College of Extended Studies
    Haiti Honduras Hong Kong Hungary Iceland India Indonesia Iran Iraq Ireland Isle of Man Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Jersey Jordan Kazakhstan Kenya Kiribati Korea North Korea South Kuwait Kyrgyzstan Laos Latvia Lebanon Lesotho Liberia Libya Liechtenstein Lithuania Luxembourg Macau Macedonia Madagascar Malawi Malaysia Maldives Mali Malta Marshall Islands Martinique Mauritania Mauritius Mayotte Mexico Micronesia Federated States of Moldova Monaco Mongolia Montserrat Morocco Mozambique Namibia Nauru Nepal Netherlands Netherlands Antilles New Caledonia New Zealand Nicaragua Niger Nigeria Niue Northern Mariana Islands Norway Oman Pakistan Palau Panama Papua New Guinea Paraguay Peru Philippines Poland Portugal Puerto Rico Qatar Romania Russia Rwanda Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Lucia Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Samoa San Marino Sao Tome and Principe Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia and Montenegro Seychelles Sierra Leone Singapore Slovakia Slovenia Solomon Islands Somalia South Africa Spain Sri Lanka Sudan Suriname Swaziland Sweden Switzerland Syria Taiwan Tajikistan Tanzania Thailand Timor Leste Togo Tonga Trinidad and Tobago Tunisia Turkey Turkmenistan Turks and Caicos Islands Uganda Ukraine United Arab Emirates United Kingdom United States Uruguay Uzbekistan Vanuatu Venezuela Vietnam Virgin Islands West Bank Western Sahara Yemen Zambia Zimbabwe Submit Native Language Arabic Chinese English French German Japanese Korean Spanish Portuguese Turkish Source Advertisement Returning

    Original URL path: http://ali.sdsu.edu/Client/ali/iw/forms/site/iec.html (2015-06-03)
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  • American Language Institute Blog
    Veterans Day Holiday ALI Office is Closed Nov 18 Spring 2014 Semester at SDSU General Courses Application Period more Continue Reading ALI Instructor Profile Brian Smith Posted on October 18 2013 No Comments Brian Smith was born and raised in the Appalachian mountains on his granddaddy s small 30 acre family farm in East Tennessee He was the stereotypical mountain boy tree climbing creek wading hymn whistling more Continue Reading Student Spotlight Zabella Demirtshyan Pre MBA and Pre Master s Program Posted on October 16 2013 No Comments Zabella Demirtshyan is originally from Armenia but lives in Moscow she was 11 years old when her family moved to Moscow She came to the U S to study in the Pre MBA more Continue Reading Staff Profile Melissa Deal EAP Program Coordinator Posted on October 16 2013 No Comments Melissa Deal was born in Burbank California grew up in Van Nuys and worked at Universal Studios during high school After she graduated from high school she moved to San more Continue Reading Neighborhood Spotlight Old Town Posted on October 10 2013 No Comments Known as the birthplace of California Old Town San Diego is where Father Junipero Serra created the first of the Spanish missions of California It was the first Spanish settlement more Continue Reading The Intensive English Communications IEC Program Posted on October 10 2013 No Comments The IEC program at the American Language Institute ALI at San Diego State University SDSU has the greatest diversity of any program within the ALI The program has students from more Continue Reading Older Entries ALI Program Blogs Semester SDSU Posts English for Academic Purposes Posts Intensive English for Communication Posts Business English for Global Practices Posts Social Entrepreneurship Posts Student Profiles ALI Student Profile Sofia Rodriguez 11 February 2015 11 54

    Original URL path: http://ali.sdsu.edu/blog/author/colleen/ (2015-06-03)
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  • Category Archives: American Language Institute
    Entry Date March 30 Apr 3 Spring Break no classes for students March 31 more Continue Reading San Diego Events Calendar March to May 2015 Posted on January 30 2015 No Comments March 14 St Patrick s Day Parade Festival The annual St Patrick s Day Parade in Hillcrest will have more than 120 entries and be followed by an Irish festival with more Continue Reading ALI Students Give Back to the Community Posted on November 15 2014 No Comments Students at the American Language Institute ALI come to San Diego State University to improve their English language skills and prepare themselves for success in the future Before returning home more Continue Reading Program Spotlight Business English Certificates Posted on November 13 2014 No Comments The Intensive English for Communication IEC program through the American Language Institute at SDSU will offer two content based English language programs during the spring semester designed for students and professionals more Continue Reading Executive Director s Corner Posted on November 13 2014 No Comments Greetings from San Diego State University s American Language Institute After a long hot summer it s finally begun to cool off somewhat in San Diego and we even get to experience more Continue Reading ALI Instructor Profile Glen Clabaugh Posted on November 11 2014 No Comments When a family friend told Glen Clabaugh he would be great at teaching English as a Second Language it turned out to be sound advice Alicia Wszelaki had traveled all more Continue Reading Older Entries ALI Program Blogs Semester SDSU Posts English for Academic Purposes Posts Intensive English for Communication Posts Business English for Global Practices Posts Social Entrepreneurship Posts Student Profiles ALI Student Profile Sofia Rodriguez 11 February 2015 11 54 PM No Comments Read More ALI Student Profile Tomomi Aoki 30

    Original URL path: http://ali.sdsu.edu/blog/category/ali/ (2015-06-03)
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