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Jim Valentine

Senior Lecturer

Contact Information
E-mail: jvalenti@email.usc.edu
Phone: (213) 740-0098
Office: PSD 106L

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Biographical Sketch

Jim Valentine, director of the American Language Institute, received his doctorate from the University of California, Los Angeles specializing in Psychological Studies in Education with a cognate in TESL/Applied Linguistics. He also holds a B.A. in French and Spanish from Dartmouth College. For seven years prior to his arrival at the University of Southern California, he served as language coordinator for the international business programs at the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) at UCLA’s Anderson Graduate School of Management. His principal applied research interests are human motivation, the instructional design of language programs, organizational psychology, and educational anthropology.
 

Education

Ph.D. Education, University of California, Los Angeles, 3/2003
M.A. Education, University of California, Los Angeles, 6/1989
B.A. French and Spanish, Dartmouth College, 6/1986
 

Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

Director and Senior Lecturer, American Language Institute, 2003-  
 

Description of Research

Summary Statement of Research Interests

 

 

Conferences and Other Presentations

Conference Presentations

"University Faculty Adoption and Use of Instructional Technologies: A Department Chair's (& Educational Anthropologist's) Perspective", Centerfor Scholarly Technology Faculty Forum, Roundtable/Panel, University of Southern California, Invited, 2014-2015   
"On-Line vs. Traditional ESL Placement Tests - A Reliability Comparison", American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Roundtable/Panel, Refereed Portland, OR, 2013-2014   
"Intra-Rater Reliability of an Online Oral Assessment Instrument ", American Association of Applied Linguistics, Roundtable/Panel, Dallas, TX, 2012-2013   
"Pre-Admission Online Video Interview – An ITA Oral Assessment Tool", TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages), Talk/Oral Presentation, Philadelphia, PA, 2011-2012   
"ESL in Higher Education: Graduation Credit or "Institutional" Credit at a Private Research University", TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages), Roundtable/Panel, New Orleans, LA, Invited, 2010-2011   
"Undergraduate mentors providing TLC (Teaching, Language, Culture) to ITAs", CATESOL (California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages , Talk/Oral Presentation, Refereed San Diego, CA, 2006-2007   
"Going beyond culture and conversation: Undergraduates mentoring of ITAs", CATESOL (California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages , Talk/Oral Presentation, Refereed San Francisco, CA, 2005-2006   
"Seven Principles of Highly Effective TESOL Leaders", TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages), Talk/Oral Presentation, Refereed San Antonio, TX, 2004-2005   
 

Publications

Book Chapter

Valentine Jr., J. F., Martos, L. R. (1997). How relevant is relevance? in The content-based classroom: Perspectives on integrating language and content. pp. 233-247. New York: Longman.
 

Service to the Profession

Professional Memberships

American Council of Teaching of Foreign Languages, 2008-  
Association of International Educators (NAFSA), 2004-  
California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (CATESOL), 2004-  
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), 2003-  
 

Other Service to the Profession

Management Development Program Certificate from NAFSA: Association of International Educators, 05/25/2014-05/27/2014  
Certificatied participation in Testing and Assessment for Language Teachers Webinar Series sponsored by LARC (Language Acquisition Resource Center) and CALPER (Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research). Specific Topic: Beyond Accountability: Using Formative Assessment to Improve Learning, Fall 2011   
Certification in Dialogfirst - Communication Skills for the Workplace, Spring 2011   
 
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