My name is Kat Rogan. I'm from the United States. And I love languages.
I have been a professional language trainer for over 14 years. I have been traveling around the world and meeting people from just about every country I can think of.
I started teaching English in China in 2006 and have traveled all over the place since that time. And the biggest thing I can say I have learned about myself is, I really love languages and cultures.
I spend a lot of time practicing Chinese; and I totally love it. I also love Spanish. Born and raised in the United States, Spanish is my second language. I studied Spanish in high school and university, but I know I need to improve. Though I can understand most what is being said in Spanish, my speaking does need some practice. That's why I know how important it is to keep practicing my speaking ability. Or I could lose it.
Though I am not too bad at speaking languages, I do know the feeling of not being able to speak at the level I would like. So I keep trying to learn new methods and systems of learning. And I really like to learn more about people, and their cultures. This is why I love learning languages. And this is also why I really love my job.
Qualifications & Experience
My education encompasses a long career as a news reporter and journalist as a Mass Communication student from the University of Utah. I also have a degree in Business Management from Weber State University. My master's education is in Multi-Media Film, MFA. I specialize in all forms of professional communication in business, interviewing, writing, examinations, basic conversation, and kid's phonics training. And I am TEFL certified to teach children.
Having been a language trainer and learner for 14 years, I have taught thousands of students from around the world.
In my experience, I have developed dedicated lesson planning systems, specifically designed for the student depending on their needs.
Interestingly, I have found many ESL students with difficulties reaching their true potential. I have also found traditional models of learning to be rather rigid and outdated for progressive thought in the high-paced technologically-driven communication world we live in today.
These issues are very important when it comes to speaking at high levels or high-pressure situations. My system brings together the best learning programs into one comprehensive lesson planning system and is adjustable to each specific need and goal of the learner.
Some of my classes have helped my students to pass entry exams, get great jobs, get into great universities, succeed at all levels of speaking, writing, and communication for professional and interpersonal use all while having fun. My classes are fun, and I really love teaching that's why I still do it after all these years.
1. BS Business Management/Finance
2. BS Mass Communication/Journalism
3. MFA Film and Computer Imagery
4. C-TEFL 120 hour
5. Over 10 years of teaching experience in Asia
6. Over 5 years of working internationally as a language trainer with video calls, conferencing, and correspondence.
Areas of focus
7. Specialize in pronunciation correction
8. Specialize in writing instruction at all levels
9. Great with kids
10. Overall fun teacher
Focus on writing, public speaking, editing and multi media.
2006 - 2010
Public Speaking Instructor
Dalian Maritime University - China
Taught public speaking and interpersonal communication to college level law, nautical and English majors. Most of the classes were specifically designed to target specific trouble areas in communication and writing depending on the needs of each class or student.
2011 - 2010
Language Trainer - Test Preperation
Babel English - Shanghai - China
Instructed corporate level students and professional learners how to pass entrance and evaluation exams into the United States. Exams covered a number of levels and needs of the student. Basic skills also included writing and spoken English. learning action plans, level testing and evaluations and highly specialized courses designed for each student's needs.
2009 - 2010
Writing and Journalism Instructor
Dalian University of Foreign Languages - China
Taught advanced creative writing and journalism to English majors. Most of the classes were specifically designed to target specific trouble areas in communication and writing depending on the needs of each class or student, while also engaging in a large classroom setting.
2003 - 2006
The Daily Chronicle - Utah
Full Time Staff Writer for the university daily publication. I specialized in political news reporting. I also interned with this this office, receiving highly specialized programs from some of the best news reporters in the nation.
2016 - 0
Freelance - Online
Develop and instruct dealied, trackable, language training methodology to English learners using video calling around the world.
2009 - 2009
i to i - China
Grammar methodology, phonology, classroom management, activities, practice many text book, practice working with ESL audio visual aids and materials, Introduction to international exam series or one business English textbook series.