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  • Phone:

    +966 13 849 9216

  • Email:

    kosborne@pmu.edu.sa

  • Office No:

    G018

  • Krista Marie Osborne

  • Job Title :

    English Instructor

  • College :

    Preparatory Program


  • Department :

    Preparatory Program


Living in the Ann Arbor, Michigan area, in close proximity to the University of Michigan, renowned for research in fields too numerous to delineate, cultural variety abounded.  Having received a BA in communication and having been a student of French and Farsi, assisting second language learners appeared a natural progression to the course of life I had traversed to this point.  The marvelous experience of successfully homeschooling three children, undergirded the churning ebb and flow of learning and teaching, an endless continuum.  After presiding over Krista’s Language Connection, servicing advanced degree students, visiting international scholars, and professors associated with the University of Michigan and Wayne State University with editing and presentation needs, the opportunity to pursue an MA in TESOL at Eastern Michigan University presented itself.  In 2010, I completed my degree requirements face-to-face and subsequently taught ESL at Wayne State University, Eastern Michigan University, Princess Nora University, and am now engaged in the learning, teaching, mentoring environment at Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia. 

MA Research Proposal:  Feedback, Motivation, and e-Journaling

EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY, Ypsilanti, MI

MA TESOL Graduate, Cum Laude

SÜLEYMAN DEMIREL UNIVERSITY, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Summer Practicum, GPA 4.0, Summer 2010

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, Ann Arbor, MI

Non-Degree Student, Persian Language, GPA 4.0

Unofficial Audit, Persian Language Student

WASHTENAW COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Ann Arbor, MI

French I, GPA, 4.0, Fall 1997; French II, GPA, 4.0, Winter 1998

WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY, Kalamazoo, MI

B.A. in Communication, Arts, & Sciences, Cum Laude

OVERSEAS’ PRACTICUM

  • First EMU MA TESOL student to complete an overseas’ practicum (curriculum development). Project funding through a technology grant offered by Provost Kay. EFL teaching at Suleyman Demirel University, Almaty, Kazakhstan Practicum e-Journal:  www.miraclejourneys.weebly.com. Student Website:  www.upper4a.weebly.com                                                                                       July & August 2010     

 

 

PRESENTATIONS

  • PMU Video Documentary for Maple 2020 Conference: Presenter on PMU History February 2020
  • BBC Video Documentary on mid-sized universities in the Middle East: lead presenter (Fall 2019)
  • PMU New Faculty Orientation Motivational Speaker (Fall 2018); PMU Advising and Learning Enrichment Services Department Orientation for New Faculty (Fall 2018); Preparatory Teacher Professional Development sessions on Typing.com and Website development in the classroom (Spring 2017)
  • PNU Motivational Conference Presenter (2015) on two topic sessions:  Keeping Teachers Motivated & Engaged and Organizational Strategies for Administrative Work:  Using the KISS Approach
  • Professional Development Training Team Pilot Launch Member:  One of 5 members launching “Brown Bag Lunch” professional development seminars for teachers at Princess Nora University, the largest women’s university in the world
  • TESOL Graduate Student Forum Presenter: Building Bridges - World Englishes Internships - EMU/SDU, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 2011
  • MITESOL Presenter:  Using E-Tools to Teach Vocabulary Skills:                                  October 2010
  • MITESOL Poster Designer:  ESL at the Crossroads:  MITESOL 2010                           October 2010
  • EMU Graduate Forum Poster Presentation Title: Emersion Pathways:  Willingness to Communicate, the Right to Speak, the Spiral of Silence and Bridging Cultural Moorings   

      Spring 2010

 

TRANSLATIONS

Les yeux et la lumière; mystère à six voix, by Vercors, consigned book translation from French into English by an independent French businessman, Jean Pierre Renzi, 1999 – 2000

      Search for Truth II (Home Bible Study) translation from English to French, 1998 – 1999

      Weekly French Broadcast, Washtenaw Community College, Orchard Radio, 1999 – 2001

 

TESOL

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Mayoral Proclamation for ESL volunteer service in the Ann Arbor, MI area (Washtenaw County), 2013

            Nations United International Coordinator, 2011 – 2012

  • Educational Speaker, ESL Korean University Student Initiative, Wayne State University, 2011

 

Google Scholar

https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=lmiskMsAAAAJ&hl=en

ACTIVITIES

Founder:  Eastern Michigan University, World Languages Grad Team T.E.S.O.L. Organization,

     Fall 2010

Volunteer Tutor:  ESL to multi-lingual personal and group Bible study participants/international   students at the University of Michigan, Washtenaw Community College, and Eastern Michigan University, 1999 – present

Founder: Apostolic Internationals of Washtenaw Community College, Bible study translation club, grant recipient from the American Bible Society for translating multi-language materials, 1999 – 2001

Founder:  Les Nations du Washtenaw Community College, organizing weekly campus and off-campus French conversation groups, 1998 – 2001

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University (PMU), Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia   August 29, 2017 - Present

  • Blind and Visually Impaired EFL Language Program: Curriculum Designer and English Language Instructor for new initiative launched in September, 2019
  • Study Skills Pre-Beginner Course Design Team Leader, Spring 2019
  • College Bridging Program:  Written Communication CORE instructor, Al Hussan High School, Dammam, SA, Spring 2019
  • ESL Instructor, Female Preparatory Department:  High Advanced Written and Oral Communication Courses
  • Supervisor – Advising and Learning Enrichment Services Pilot:  Proposal Writer; Advisors and Learning Center Coordinators’ Trainer; Team job description writer; Team assessment developer; Student data and follow up organizer; Database Coordinator August 2017 – September 2018
  • Bridging Program:  Consultant; PMU High School Visitation committee member; PMU Advising and Learning Enrichment Services Community Representative August 2017 – September 2018
  • ESL Instructor, Female Preparatory Department:  Instruction of all four skills,  Advanced Level ESL Learners
  • Multi-Cultural Outing Initiatives for PMU Faculty: Dammam East Coast Pearl Heritage Festival, April 2018; Al Jowhara and Al Felwah Museum Tour, Dammam; Saudi Summer Festival Dammam 2017

Princess Noura University (PNU), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia                November 1, 2013 – May 2016

  • Academic Coordinator, Level 2, Preparatory Year Program:  Manager of 30 lecturers & approximately 900 students, teacher observations, administrative records, professional development for team                                                                Winter 2015 – Spring 2016
  • Professional Development Presenter:  Motivation & Effective Use of Textbooks; K.I.S.S. Administration Made Simple 
  • Professional Development:  Part of startup PD design lead team and presenter on Teacher Motivation & Effective Use of Textbooks
  • Teacher Mentor for incoming English lecturers/teachers
  • Administrative Tools Designer:  Attendance accountability & accuracy teacher tools system
  • English Language Lecturer for beginning level university students at the world's largest female university

KLCCommunication (Borderless Communication) President/Owner, Ypsilanti, MI  Winter 2001 – Present

  • iConjugate acrylic dry erase board for teachers and students
  • iWrite poster and manual for student writing and teacher training
  • Business management, marketing, advertising, and liaison between engineering businesses and language translation contractors
  • ESL editing: engineering, medical, scientific, and communication research papers for undergraduate/graduate students, professors, visiting scholars, and MBAs associated with the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and Dearborn Campuses and Wayne State University
  • ESL preliminary and qualifying exam preparation
  • ESL conversation instruction
  • French tutor                                                                                    Winter 1999 – Spring 2003

Eastern Michigan University (EMU), Ypsilanti, MI                             September 2012 – August 2013

  • Adjunct Lecturer, World Languages ESL Department
  • Curriculum Development
  • English instruction in all levels of reading, writing, speaking, & listening, with a concentration on research level papers
  • Co-founder of Global Cultural Mission:  http://www.facebook.com/#!/EmuSaturdayGathering

Wayne State University (WSU), Detroit, MI                                              September 2011 – July 2012

  • ESL Adjunct Lecturer, English Language Institute (ELI)
  • Paper Based TOEFL (PBT) Rater

Cheney Academy, Willow Run Schools, Ypsilanti, MI                                May 2011 – October 2011

  • ESL/French language instruction to three French speaking students from the Congo

R & E Automated Systems, Sterling Heights, MI                                 August 2011 – September 2011

  • Data management system trainer to salespersons, department heads, and project managers at Lee Industrial Contracting, Pontiac, MI,

21st Century Program, ACCESS, Summer Program, Dearborn, MI                  June 2011 – July 2011

  • English language instruction to Middle Eastern High School Students

21st Century Program, ACCESS, Fordson High School, Dearborn, MI     February 2011 – June 2011

  • Curriculum development
  • English language instruction to Middle Eastern (Yemen, Iraq, & Saudi) High School Students

AMIDEAST, Washington DC                                                                 January 2011 – February 2011

  • ESL instruction to MA TESOL Fulbright Scholar preparing for the MELAB                 Summer 2010

EMU World Languages Department

  • ESL International Student Resource Center Senior Consultant            Winter 2009 – Fall 2010
  • French Department Tutor; created high school recruiting database     Winter 2010 – Fall 2010
  • ESL Adjunct Lecturer                                                                                      Spring & Fall 2009

Ann Arbor Art Fair Concession Stand Manager (Seasonal)                                 July 2002 – July 2014

  • Train and recruit student and adult workers for event’s top selling concession booth
  • Manage cash flow, supplies, sales and approximately 25 service team members

Lingua Technics, Ann Arbor, MI                                                                                                Fall 2001

  • French language adult class instructor
  • Private French tutor for Pfizer executive transferring from Ann Arbor, MI to France
  • Private English tutor for Human Resource Personnel from Brazil, L.G. Phillips

 

 

ESL:  All levels of Written and Oral Communication

Research Writing

TOEFL Instructor and Writing Rater

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT (Achievements, Awards, Certificates, Honors, Projects)

  • The Eighth Bahrain ELT Conference: Learner Engagement, British Council sponsored attendee, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Bahran, Saturday, 2nd November, 2019
  • KLC Communication: Creation of conjugation boards and iWrite charts and manual for sighted and blind/visually impaired students
  • PMU:  Yearly certificates for onsite professional development seminars
  • Cambridge University Professional Development Modules (May 2016):  Supervision; Observation and Mentoring; Train the Trainer
  • Blackboard:  The Learning Management System (PNU 2015)
  • TESOL Arabia 2016, Dubai:  Princess Noura University and Cambridge sponsored conference trip to acquire novel teaching methods to incorporate in the PNU classrooms.
  • Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti, Michigan
  • 2011 Buckheister Award: presenter at the 2011 TESOL Convention, New Orleans, LA
  • Graduate Assistant, Eastern Michigan University TESOL Department, Winter 2009 – Fall 2010
  • Graduate Assistant, Eastern Michigan University French Department, Winter 2010 & Fall 2010
  • Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Dean’s List; Freshman Honor Sorority, Alpha Lambda Delta
  • Assistant Resident Floor Advisor in an ethnically diverse dormitory
  • Teaching Assistant in Interpersonal Communications Class while an undergraduate student
  • Saline High School, Saline, Michigan
  • Saline Parks & Recreation Site Supervisor; Saline Kiwanis Scholarship; Saline High School Senior Homecoming Representative; Cheerleader; Female lead in Guys and Dolls Musical; Female lead in Junior Play