University of South Florida (Mass Communications)
Georgia State University (Master's)
As an English language instructor, I aim to put the learner’s needs first by creating a learner-centered, communicative classroom.
I have also learned more about effective pedagogy through teaching intensive English program students at Mercer University in Atlanta and rising sophomore undergraduates at Tsinghua University in Beijing. Through teaching at Tsinghua University and through the U.S. Department of State English Language Fellowship in collaboration with Georgetown University, I was able to meet other skilled teachers and develop my skills in collaboration with these teachers. I hope to develop further skills of collaboration wherever I am placed.
Additionally, I have conducted various embassy-sponsored teacher trainings across China for the U.S. Embassy on topics related to effective teaching and learning – for students and teachers. These presentations are instrumental in helping me be an effective teacher. I also believe my love of languages led to majoring in applied linguistics, which has allowed me to develop a rigorous and intensive knowledge about language that helps me to effectively diagnose and address language issues in the classroom. In particular, I concern myself with effective needs in the classroom, which are the ways in which the emotional climate of a classroom can affect learning. In order to maximize this effectiveness, I have become very aware of culture and motivational issues in the classroom.
In terms of my own professional development, I have participated in conferences and lectures, such as a GA TESOL intensive English Program mini-conference at Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta (Georgia Tech) and a sociolinguistics mini-conference at Emory University in Decatur, Georgia as well as a conference at Jinan University in Guangzhou, China. I have also given three presentations, “Comparing the Writing Tasks of TOEFL, IELTS, and GSTEP” in April 2014 at the Instructional Innovation Conference at Georgia State University, “Pedagogical benefits of Text X-ray, a visual text analyzer computer program” a discussion given at the 2015 GATESOL convention at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, and Methods of Assessment for the Teaching of English as a Second Language,“ a teaching training presentation that I led in April 2014.
I hope to hear from you! As an English language instructor, I aim to put the learner’s needs first by creating a learner-centered, communicative classroom.
I have also learned more about effective pedagogy through teaching intensive English program students at Mercer University in Atlanta and rising sophomore undergraduates at Tsinghua University in Beijing.
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I have worked for multiple universities as an IEP teacher. These universities include Georgia Tech, Georgia State, as well as the U.S. Department of State as an English fellow. I gave a presentations on "Comparing the writing tasks of TOEFL, IELTS, and GSTEP" at the Instructional Innovation Conference at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia and have a special knowledge of IELTS.