Mr. Modesto Corderi
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--- WORK EXPERIENCE---

2016 – present. The University of the Basque Country. Spain. Ph. D. Researcher in Language Acquisition in multilingual settings.

Aug 2015 – Dec 2015. The George Washington University. Washington D.C. USA. Language instructor and education researcher in Curriculum and Instruction.

March 2015 – June 2015. Tsinghua University. Beijing. China. Teacher of Chinese to Speakers of other languages.

Sep 2014 - Jan 2015. Beijing Language and Culture University. Training Teacher of Chinese to Speakers of other languages.

May 2007 - July 2012. Instituto Cervantes Beijing. Spanish cultural center. Spanish teacher, all levels, official DELE examiner. In charge of organizing "DiaE" 2012 cultural activity.

Nov 2010 - April 2012. Embassy of Spain in the People's Republic of China. Spanish Foreign Service. Administrative official. Secretary of the Minister Counselor. Interpreter, translator, coordinating with Chinese and foreign government agencies and organizing bilateral meetings.

Nov 2008 - May 2013. Spanish teacher in several High Schools and Universities in Beijing, China.

BFSU - Beijing Foreign Languages and Studies University. June 2012 - July 2013

Gucheng High school Beijing. Sep 2012 - May 2013

N 109 High school Beijing. Oct 2012 - June 2013

Tsinghua University. Sep 2009 - Jan 2010.

BIT- Beijing Institute of Technology. Feb 2009 - July 2009.

BLCU - Beijing Language and Culture University. Nov 2008 - May 2009

Beijing Jiaotong University. July 2013

Jun 2009 – Dec 2012. Corporate Training for Chinese and Spanish companies in China.

Design tailor-made programs and teach Spanish language, corporate culture and protocol to high level managers of several Fortune 500 companies, such as:

China National Petroleum Corporation , Sinopec, Chinese Ministry of Public Security , Telefónica Asia Beijing - China Unicom.

BBVA Bank Asia Office, ICBC (Industrial and Commercial Bank of China).

Stanford University in San Francisco, California, USA. Bookstore. (July-August 2001)

---HIGHER EDUCATION---

2016. Ph D student. Language Acquisition in multilingual settings. The University of the Basque Country UPV/EHU. Spain.

Aug – Dec 2015. Several doctoral courses, Ed.D. in Curriculum and instruction. The George Washington University. GPA: 3.85/4. Washington D.C., USA.

Sep 2013 - July 2015. MTCSOL (Master in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages). BLCU (Beijing Language and Culture University). GPA: 93.5/100. CHINA.

Sep 2007 – Jan 2011. B.A. Chinese Mandarin Language applied to International Business. BLCU (Beijing Language and Culture University). GPA: 88.91 /100 Graduated with honors. CHINA.

2006. TESOL (Teaching of English as a Second Language) Certificate. University of New South Wales. Sydney. Graduated with High Distinction (A+) AUSTRALIA.

2000–2006. B.Sc. Computer Engineering Degree. University of Vigo. SPAIN.

---- LANGUAGES ---

1. Spanish and Galician. Native from Spain with standard accent.

2. Chinese (Mandarin). Fluent. HSK Test Level 6 (Highest). (May 2014) Score: 236

3. English. Fluent.
TOEFL iBT test score 109 (Nov 2014). IELTS Academic Test Score 8 (Nov 2014). TESOL certificate UNSW Sydney, Australia. Cambridge University Certificate of Proficiency in English. Trinity College of London Spoken English certificate level 12. T.O.E.I.C. grade 915/990

4. French. Upper intermediate level.

5. Portuguese, Italian. Intermediate level.

Research Interests:

Language pedagogy and the use of new teaching methods in the language classroom.

--- CONFERENCES ---

Princeton University. Chinese Pedagogy. Presented a paper about the use of Drama Based Instruction in language teaching. 30 April 2016.

Notre Dame University. Chinese Teaching material development. Participated in the workshop with a conference about pedagogy. 9-10 April 2016.

University of Maryland-College Park. American Chinese Language Teachers Association Conference. CLTA S2 Presented a paper about language teaching pedagogy. USA. 1-3 April 2016.

“VI Young researchers from abroad conference”. A Coruña. Galicia. Spain. 29 Dec 2015.

“2015 ACTFL American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages annual conference”. San Diego Convention Center. San Diego. California. USA. 20 -22 November 2015.

“2015 CLTA-NCR Fall Workshop on Teaching Chinese Language and Culture with Technology”. University of Maryland-College Park. USA. 14 Nov 2015.

“Cross cultural communication: China and the Spanish speaking world”. NOVA Northern Virginia Community College, Virginia, USA. 29 Oct 2015.

“STARTALK Annual Conference”. Orlando. Florida. USA. 16 -17 Oct 2015.

“Research about the Use of Movies and Educational Drama in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language” Confucius Institute at the University of South Carolina. USA 19 Sep 2015

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"Traditional Chinese games and their application to language teaching" Confucius Institute in University of Valencia. Spain. 30 Jan 2014.

"The Chinese New Year: cultural background" Museum of history of Valencia. Spain .29 Jan 2014. Escuela Oficial de Idiomas de Ourense. Spain. 7 Feb 2014.

“Chinese stories: how to use them in the language classroom”. Confucius Institute in University of Valencia. Spain. 4 Feb 2013. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TT6yFhOTTQE

“China and Spain: cultural contrasts, business culture and protocol". CEO .Ourense. Spain. 29 Jan 2013

“Research study about Chinese translations of several Spanish brands in China”. Paper presented at the Confucius Institute in University of Valencia. Spain. 8 Sep 2011.

Member of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL),Chinese Language Teachers Association, USA (CLTA), American Mandarin Society, International Society for Chinese language teaching (Confucius Institute / HANBAN), National Geographic Society.

“Best teaching activity award” American Chinese Language Teachers Association Conference. CLTA S2 University of Maryland-College Park. USA. 1-3 April 2016.

Top 1 student. Graduation with honors award. MTCSOL (Master in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages). Beijing Language and Culture University. BLCU. Beijing. CHINA. June 2015

Projects:
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Journal
  1. Modesto Corderi Novoa (2015). FROM PROFESSORS TO ASSESSORS? ANALYSIS OF THE SPANISH CURRICULUM GENTE AND THE IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY. Revista Internacional de Investigación e Innovación en Didáctica de las Humanidades y las Ciencias  2: 171-186.Abstract||PDF

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Modesto Corderi's publications

Journal
  1. Modesto Corderi Novoa ( 2015 ). FROM PROFESSORS TO ASSESSORS? ANALYSIS OF THE SPANISH CURRICULUM GENTE AND THE IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY . Revista Internacional de Investigación e Innovación en Didáctica de las Humanidades y las Ciencias    2 : 171 - 186 .Abstract||PDF


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