Chris Koelbleitner: Instructional Designer

Curriculum Developer and Elearning Specialist


Multimedia & Web Development         University of British Columbia                   Vancouver       In progress

M.A. in English Literature                       Concordia University                                     Montreal                     1999

CELTA                                                            Concordia University                                     Montreal                     1996

B.A. in English Literature                         York University                                               Toronto                        1992



Photoshop          InDesign          Illustrator          Camtasia          Audacity          Adobe Connect          Articulate Storyline

Word          Excel          PowerPoint          Dreamweaver          Adobe Captivate

Work Experience

Manager of Instructional Products and Programs: Paragon Testing Enterprises - Vancouver Nov. 2013--Present
  • Developed and delivered synchronous online courses and workshops for CELPIP and CAEL test takers using Adobe Connect and PowerPoint:The CELPIP Listening Test
  • Developed asynchronous elearning programs using Thinkific platform and Camtasia: CELPIP Accelerate LS Here’s a sample: An Introduction to the Writing Process
  • Developed 72-hour instructor-led classroom program (CELPIP Prep Program) used by over 15 schools across Canada
  • Developed and delivered online instructor training for the CELPIP Prep Program
  • Work closely with IT department to update and maintain online products
  • Write product descriptions and marketing copy
  • Work closely with psychometricians and other subject matter experts to ensure integrity of instructional products

Scores Coordinator: Paragon Testing Enterprises - Vancouver May 2013 - Oct. 2013
  • Hiring, training, evaluation, and general management of 70+ CELPIP raters
  • Administration of the test results of approximately 1500 test takers per month
  • Work closely with IT and customer services to identify and resolve problems related to test results
  • Maintain compliance with regulations set out by Citizenship and Immigration Canada
  • Maintain accurate records in a database
  • Assist in test item development

Academic Director: Brighton College - Vancouver - Jan. 2012- Apr. 2013
  • Hiring, training, evaluation and dismissal of administrative and teaching staff
  • Scheduling classes
  • Developing curriculum
  • Overseeing student placement
  • Advising students
  • Developing promotional material
  • Establishing and maintaining articulation agreements with partner institutions
  • Managed successful application for the school’s membership with Languages Canada

ESL/EAP Instructor: Various Positions - Vancouver 2008-2012

Alexander College (January 2011 – December 2012)

EAP Instructor

  • Developing promotional material
  • Teaching English 099 (emphasis on essay writing)
  • Developing placement testing procedures


Dorset College  (May 2009-  December 2010)

EAP  Instructor

  • Teaching EAP, Business Communications, Aviation English


English Language and Culture, Simon Fraser University (January 2009-  March 2009)

EAP  Instructor

  • Teaching IELTS prep, Academic Reading and Writing, Business Composition, Canadian studies


English Language Institute, University of British Columbia (July 2008-  December 2008)

ESL Instructor

  • Teaching academic writing, listening, speaking, and teacher training for Chinese and Japanese high school teachers


Langara College (June  2008 – July 2008) 

ESL  Instructor

  • Teaching in the Explore program

EFL Instructor: Various Positions - Japan 1999-2008


Aoyama Gakuin University (April 2006- March 2008)

Sagamihara, Japan

EFL Instructor

  • Teaching Academic Writing, Oral English, Cross-Cultural Issues


Kanto Gakuin University (April 2006- March 2008)

Yokohama, Japan

EFL Instructor

  • Teaching Oral Communication and International Culture


Meiji Gakuin University (April 2007- March 2008)

Yokohama, Japan

EFL Instructor

  • Teaching Oral Communication


Tokyo Christian Women’s University (April 2006- January 2007)

Tokyo, Japan

EFL Instructor

  • Teaching Communication Skills Discussion Skills, Listening and Presentation Skills


Kanagawa Prefectural College of Foreign Studies  (April 2006- January 2007)

Yokohama, Japan

EFL Instructor

  • Teaching English literature, Oral Communication, and Writing


Asia University  (April 2001- March 2006)

Tokyo, Japan

EFL Instructor

  • Teaching Freshman English, Literature, Business Communications
  • Developing curriculum
  • Carrying out duties as Chair of the Assessment Committee, including:
  • Overseeing the level placement of 1500 Freshmen
  • Implementing the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI)


Language Institute of Japan  (September 1999- March 2001)

Odawara, Japan

EFL Instructor

  • Teaching children and adults
  • Teaching Business English
  • Developing curriculum
  • Conducting teacher training seminars at annual LIOJ summer workshop

Director of Studies/ESL Instructor: Western Town College - Vancouver Oct. 1997- Aug. 1999
  • Hiring, training, evaluation and dismissal of teaching staff
  • Developing curriculum
  • Developing and implementing TESL for non-native speakers program
  • Planning extra-curricular activities for students
  • Organizing professional development seminars for teachers