dennis_wilkinson

Improving your life and world by craft, art, worship and volunteering your expertise to others. MA in TESOLwith 20+ years experience adult & college level, now operating Artisan Bakery in Nagasaki, Japan, ordained minister performing weddings, & bi-polar.

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I have expertise in TESL, artisan baking, bi-lingual, bi-cultural living in England, Germany, India, China, Japan, Samoa, & Costa Rica, with most extensively last 30 years in Japan. More details of my educational background:
Postgraduate:
Hawaii ’79 TESOL, Journalism, Psychology, Ethnomethodology
Columbia ’80 Post Graduate Research, Community Language Learning, The Silent Way by Caleb Gattegno
Universities:
Hawaii ’74 Psychology, Philosophy of Yoga, Balinese Musicology
Benaras Hindu University – Beneras, India ’69 Flute Ragas, Ethnomethodological Field Work, Hindu Roots of Buddhism Work Study
Taught at: M.H.I, Nagasaki & Siebold Universities, & several Junior Colleges.
Example of my publications: (http://iteslj.org/Techniques/Ogawa-StudentsTeach.html)
Now:
Will Pan: Position Apprentice since February 2007 – See video of our artisan bakery (http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=100636936630554)
My therapy began by personally coping with bi-polar & continues by ministry, work, Kosen Rufu (Gongyo)

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Education and Work
Universities (postgraduate):

  • Hawaii ’79 TESOL, Journalism, Psychology, Ethnomethodology
  • Columbia ’80 Post Graduate Research, Community Language Learning, The Silent Way – Caleb Gattegno
    Universities:
  • Hawaii ’74 Psychology, Philosophy of Yoga, Balinese Musicology
  • Benaras Hindu University – Beneras, India ’69 Flute Ragas, Ethnomethodological Field Work, Hindu Roots of Buddhism Work Study
    Secondary schools:
  • Phillips Academy (Andover,MA) ’61
  • Maury High (Norfolk, VA) ’61
    Employer:
  • Will Pan (Artisan Bakery)
    Position:
  • Apprentice
    Length of time:
  • February 2007 – Present
    Location:
  • Nagasaki, Japan
    Description:
  • Assisting my wife in our family hobby cum business cum applied love affair and testimony of the Lotus Sutra’s value in every day life.
    Employer:
    *Tokyo Music Company
    Position:
    *Wedding Conductor
    Length of time:
  • June 2004 – Present
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Employer:
Will Pan
Position:
Apprentice
Length of time:
February 2007 – Present
Location:
Nagasaki, Japan
Description:
Assisting my wife in our family hobby cum business cum applied love affair and testimony of the Lotus Sutra’s value in every day life.


Employer:
Tokyo Music Company
Position:
Wedding Conductor
Length of time:
June 2004 – Present
Location:
Nagasaki, Japan
Description:
Perform Weddings as Rev. Wilkinson with license from ULC in Modesto, CA ordained by Brother Dan Zimmerman on May 3rd 1994


Employer:
Siebold University of Nagasaki
Position:
English Teacher
Location:
Nagasaki, Japan
Description:
Taught classes in Composition and Conversation


Employer:
Nagasaki University
Position:
Communication Teacher
Length of time:
April 1996 – March 2004
Location:
Nagasaki, Japan
Description:
Taught classes in various faculties (Departments of Education, Engineering, Medicine, Economy, etc.) focusing on English and communication skills, e.g., reading, writing, conversation, rhetoric, body language, internet (web-site construction, finding e-mail pen pals & basic HTML coding and resources such as Web Monkey, ftp protocol, etc.) Ah, and the old publish or perish game. :D I had great fun writing papers like, “Challenging your Students to Teach the Class” What a blast that was! :D Gotta search out some of those I posted on line…. Later … Time, time. Never enough, eh? Well, here’s one example. You can see the Ogawa, who was my boss at Prefectural Women’s Junior College, Nagasaki, Japan, which later morphed into Siebold U. is listed as the lead author, even though I wrote every word. That’ how the academic game is played, but it did help get me jobs at Nagasaki & Siebold universities, which couldn’t hire me without a record of publications. If you’re into tongue-in-cheek academic writing, check out:
http://iteslj.org/Techniques/Ogawa-StudentsTeach.html


Employer:
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd
Position:
English Teacher
Length of time:
June 1980 – June 1995
Location:
Nagasaki, Japan
Description:
Teach all new company employees, night classes for older workers, proof read technical papers translated from Japanese to English

Favorite Quotations:
Let your mind be a graveyard for bad ideas.

That’s my flip-side version of the Golden Rule, which is the heart of both the Lotus Sutra and New Testament.

About me:
Just a regular guy with bi-polar like ca 1.5% of the human race including other blessed/cursed individuals such as Napoleon Bonaparte, Sir Isaac Newton. Saint Teresa, and numerous others you may or may not have head of. :D

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Languages: English & Japanese (fluently) Several others are a bit rusty. (Use 'em or lose 'em.)

Media: Audio Call, Video Call

Local Time: (GMT-05:00) May 20, 2018, 07:13PM

Location: Nagasaki, Japan  (Find on Google Maps)

Last seen: more than a month ago

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