I have my own unique curiosity-driven, discovery-based, student-paced transformative education approach to American English ESL and Academic English. I like to work with the unique interests of my students. I enjoy listening, reading, writing, speaking and overall comprehension.
ESL Teacher - Linguist - Academic Educator - Author - Publisher - Environmental Health Educator - Dancer -- with a PhD in Education in Linguistics. I've taught American Academic English to native and ESL students for over 20 years.
Abbreviated ESL/American Academic English Curriculum Vita
BA - University of Washington, Seattle, WA - 6/70 Major in Chemistry/Minor in World Literature.
MPH - University of California, Berkeley, CA - 6/77 Major in Maternal and Child Health
MD - Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA - 9/73 Emphasis on clinical psychiatry, psychology, pediatrics, preventive health and environmental medicine.
PhD - Bircham International University, Madrid, Espana, European Union - 8/03 in Education in Linguistics
Other Postdoctoral Training
U. S. National Research Council on Assignment to NASA - Johnson Space Center and NASA - Ames Research Center - 1/85 to 12/87 Human Habitation Factors in Space
American and International Dancesport, Albert Franz Studio, Honolulu, HI
Argosy University Honolulu - 05 to 18 Instructor in Liberal Arts
Hawaii Pacific University - 06 to 08 Adjunct Professor of Writing
Upper Iowa University - 06 to 10 Adjunct Prof of English and ESL
Intercultural Communications College - 98 to 10 Director of American Academic English Programs (incl TOEFL, College Prep, English for Health Professions
OTHER WORK EXPERIENCE
Savant Books and Publications LLC/Aignos Publishing - 08 to 18 Owner/Editor
Daniel S. Janik - 73 to 18 Author and Poet with 60+ academic and literatry publications
Los Angeles Book Festival Award, Los Angeles, CA (2014)
Pacific Rim Book Festival Award, Honolulu, HI (2014)
Paris Book Festival Award, Paris, France (2014)
Animals, Animals, Animals Book Festival Award (2013)
London Book Festival Award, London England (2011, 2013, 2014)
Hollywood Book Festival Award, Hollywood, CA (2011)
International Poet Fellow, 2007-8, Noble House Publishers, UK (2009)
Editor’s Choice Award, Poetry.Com Open Poetry Contest (2007/2008/2009)
Swathmore Who’s Who, (2004/2005/2006)
New Millenium Writer’s Contest, Honorary Mention for Nonfiction Short Story (2005)
Eric Hoffer Award x2 (2003)
America’s Top Physicians (2003/2010/2014) listed in "Guide to America's Top Physicians"
Mayor's Award for Outstanding Environmental Educator (1996)
2nd, 3rd and 6th places in International Standard and Latin Adult Dancsport Competition,
Japan Danceport Hokkaido CompetitionJ Hokkaido, Japan (2016)
1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th places in International Standard and Latin Adult Dancesport Competitions, Categories A and B. University of Hawaii at Manoa Dancesport Challenge, Aloha State Games, Hawaii Star Ball, Honolulu, HI, and Embassy Ball, Los Angeles CA, 98-07
1st , 2nd, 3rd and 5th places in American Smooth and Rhythm Adult Dancesport Competition, Categories A and B. University of Hawaii Dancesport Challenge, Aloha State Games, Honolulu, HI, 95-98
Dancesport Council of Japan member
USA Dance Hawaii member
International Ballroom Dance Inc member and instructor
Pan-Pacific Ballroom Dance Association member
Ilima Dance Club member
Former National Dance Council of America Amateur Dancesport Competitor
Former Organizer of Dancesport Challenge, University of Hawaii Manoa, Honolulu HI
Former Faculty Advisor to DanceSport Club at University of Hawaii Manoa, Honolulu HI
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