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Courtney Lanute, MA, MBA

Fort Myers, FL 33919


(618) 203-9368
lanute@mail.com
PROFESSIONAL STATEMENT
o Skilled foreign language professor of French, Spanish, and English as a Second Language at
the post-secondary level.
o Advanced traveler with experience in living, working, and visiting overseas, willing to take
FSW students on their learning adventure.
o Up-to-date on language pedagogies both in the classroom and online.
EDUCATION
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
MA French (TESOL specialization) 2005
Thesis: Lancer son Organisme Amricain en France
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
BA French (8/2000), Spanish (8/2006)
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale
MBA International Marketing 2006
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
French, Spanish, SLS, and ESOL (EAP), faculty
Edison State College / Florida SouthWestern State College
Fort Myers, FL
06/2010- Present

Six years teaching introductory and intermediate college French and Spanish

Use immersive methods to teach speaking, writing, listening, and reading

Ensure communicative activities are infused into every lesson

Canvas proficient and certified

Spanish and French Teacher, IB level


Lee County School District
Fort Myers, FL
08/2013- 05/2014
Instructed International BaccalaureateIB levels of French / Spanish including written,
oral proficiency, grammar, vocabulary building, and reading comprehension.

Emphasizedsis on writing and reading in the target language.


, thus authenticIncorporated authentic reading incorporated into curriculum.

ESOL and Spanish faculty


Southwest Florida College
Fort Myers, FL
10/2007- 10/2009
Initiated effective materials for college reading, writing skills, lecture listening strategies,
and advanced level grammar to speakers of other languages.
Taught conversational Spanish through oral repetition pronunciation and oral
examinations.
Developed a medical Spanish class that is currently part of the curriculum for all Allied
Health students.
Trilingual Customer Service Representative
Black and Decker/ Porter Cable
Jackson, TN
7/2006 9/2007
Assisted Canadian customers in French / English with warranty, general, troubleshooting
and service issues.
Assisted American customers who only speak Spanish on an as-needed basis.
Initiated the gathering data to more recent retailers so that the market was better served.
Assistant Teacher of French and Spanish
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL
8/2002 05/2006
Instructed elementary and intermediate French / Spanish oral and written expression.
Prepared tests and quizzes that evaluatedevaluations of written, spoken, listening,
grammatical and cultural abilities of students.
First to participate in a pilot digital French class similar to a current blended class.
Interpreter
White House Communication Agency and Secret Service
Normandy, France (various locations)
5/2002 - 5/2002
Chosen from other eligible American candidates residing in Normandy by American
Ambassadors.
Prepared and translated written contracts, emergency procedures, and technical
procedures for Presidential visit.
Utilized spoken on-the-spot translation abilities.
Facilitated relations between American and French authorities.
Assistant Teacher of English

Universit de Caen
Caen, France
8/2000 - 7/2002
Taught conversational English, written expression, grammar, translation of English
language and American cultural awareness to French university students.

Taught Degree and Masters level courses, in disciplines such as law, business,
economics, biology, and chemistry.

Prepared classes resulting in great flexibility of various media, audiovisual, and diverse
written materials.
PUBLICATIONS

Title of Publication: Lancer Son Organisme Amricain en France


Place of Publication: Southern Illinois University, Morris Library
Date: 8/2004
Title of Publication: Oro deslustrado en el siglo de oro: Violencia y crueldad en Mara de Zayas
Place of Presentation: Cincinnati Romance Languages and Literatures Conference
Date: May 2006
MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
Pi Delta Phi (French Honors Society)
Student (lifetime membership), also served as President 1999-2000
Since 1997
American Association of Teachers of French
Professional
Since 2009
Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish Honors Society).
Professional
Since 1999