Jason McAtee

Communication Studies, Foreign Languages, and Performing Arts Department
College of Arts, Communications, Humanities and Social Sciences

Office: 74J Harvey Hall
Phone: 715-232-2522
Email: mcateej@uwstout.edu

Brief Biography

Recognize the structure and objectives of foreign language curriculum, from beginning to advanced levels. Excellent communication skills; readily establishes rapport with students and colleagues. Familiar with the "Natural Language Approach" to learning a foreign language. Formally trained in Applied Linguistics with native professors.. Respect the definition of language barrier through personal, professional, and travel experiences. (Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Panamá, México, Perú, Spain, and the U.S.) Informatics literate; experience with Macintosh/PC language learning software. Interests: Life, learning, sharing knowledge, traveling, foreign languages, music, turntablism, telemark skiing, and mountain biking.

Education

    • Máster: "La Enseñanza de Español como Lengua Extranjera" (M.E.L.E.) "The Teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language"
      University of Salamanca
      Salamanca, Spain, 2007
    • BA Spanish
      University of Wisconsin -- LaCrosse
      LaCrosse, WI, United States, 1997
    • Liberal Arts coursework
      Milwaukee Area Technical College
      Milwaukee, WI, United States, 1994
    • Spanish coursework
      University of Wisconsin -- Milwaukee
      Milwaukee, WI, United States, 1994
    • Spanish coursework
      Colegio de España
      Salamanca, Spain, 1993

    • South Milwaukee Senior High School
      South Milwaukee, WI, United States, 1987

Work Experience

    Industry

      • Brooklyn Bridge
        English Instructor
        October 2013 - December 2013
      • Incompany
        English Instructor
        October 2013 - December 2013
      • The Trane Company
        Corporate Consultant/ESL Instructor
        January 2000 - January 2001
      • Midwest Products and Engineering, Inc.
        ESL Instructor
        September 1997 - May 1998

    Academic - Post-Secondary

      • Western Technical College
        Spanish Instructor
        January 2011 - December 2012
      • Viterbo University
        Spanish Instructor
        August 2010 - December 2012
      • University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse
        Spanish Instructor
        August 2010 - December 2010
      • Montana State University
        Spanish Instructor
        August 2007 - May 2009
      • English Academy -- Bola de Oro
        English Instructor
        January 2006 - June 2006
      • Front Range Community College
        Spanish Instructor
        January 2005 - May 2005
      • Red Rocks Community College
        Spanish Instructor
        September 2004 - May 2005
      • University of Salamanca
        Spanish Instructor
        July 2004 - August 2004
      • Western Wisconsin Technical College
        Spanish Instructor
        June 1998 - October 2000
      • Milwaukee Area Technical College
        ESL Tutor
        September 1993 - May 1994

    Academic - P-12

      • Clear Creek School District
        Foreign Language Teacher
        March 2001 - June 2002
      • Black River Falls School District
        Spanish Teacher
        August 2000 - February 2001
      • Black River Falls School District
        Spanish Teacher/English Tutor
        April 1999 - June 1999
      • South Milwaukee School District
        ESL Teacher's Aide
        September 1997 - June 1998

    Military

      • United States Marine Corps

        September 1987 - September 1991