Teaching Experience

Community College of Aurora - Department of World Languages and ESL

Course: Advanced Composition (ESL053)

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This course reviews paragraph organization and helps students develop the skill of writing essays using selected rhetorical modes. This class emphasizes accurate use of advanced grammatical structures and includes summarizing, paraphrasing, and research writing. Within a framework of weekly reading, guided writing workshops, and instructor feedback, students practice the kinds of reading and writing necessary to be a critical reader and writer. At the end of the semester, students present an online portfolio of their best work.


Pace University - Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Department of English

Course: Critical Writing (ENG120)

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This course is designed to build on the writing skills and strategies students learned in English 110 or previous writing courses they have taken. Whereas English 110 is an introduction to academic writing and argument, English 120 focuses more on advanced strategies for argumentation and research. Within a framework of weekly reading, guided writing workshops, and instructor feedback, students practice the kinds of reading and writing necessary to be a critical reader and writer. 

Course: First-Year Composition (ENG110)

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This course emphasizes critical reading, writing, and thinking. Students learn to approach the writing, revising, and editing of well-organized and coherent analytical essays as a series of tasks and learn to develop strategies for effectively accomplishing each stage of the writing process. In addition, students learn basic research skills, including methods of documentation and the use of library and Internet resources. 


Pace University - English Language Institute

 Graduate Academic Skills - Spring 2015

Course: Graduate Academic Skills (GP084)

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This course is a 14-week intensive, skill-oriented program of study designed to prepare international graduate students for the demands of graduate-level course work in an American university. The major assessments were an annotated bibliography, literature review, and a primary research project with data commentary.

Course: Pre-Graduate Academic Reading (GP091)

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This 14-week intensive course is for ESL students preparing for study in or already studying at an English-speaking college or university needing to improve reading, writing and critical thinking skills. The focus of this course is on reading and high order critical thinking skills with a minor emphasis on writing as a measure of assessment.


 Intensive TOEFL - Spring 2017

Baruch College, Continuing & Professional Studies

Course: Intensive TOEFL Preparation (Speaking & Listening)

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The TOEFL measures the proficiency level of non-native speakers of English. Colleges and universities, as part of the admission requirement, require English language proficiency. This course focuses on effective techniques and strategies for the Listening and Speaking sections of the TOEFL. Students will learn a variety of listening and speaking skills useful in academic and social contexts. Grammar, vocabulary building, idiomatic expressions and pronunciation will also be emphasized with the purpose to give students the ability to produce language pragmatically.


 Advanced EAP - Spring 2016

The City College of New York, English Language Institute

Course: Advanced English for Academic Purposes

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This 15-week intensive, skill-oriented program of study is designed to prepare international undergraduate and graduate students for the demands of studying in an American university. Students complete a variety of assignments such as research papers, book reviews, debates, individual presentations, as well as group business proposals and pitches.

Throughout the course, my students also learn how to create and manage an E-Portfolio to showcase their work.

Student E-Portfolio Examples:

Chrys                    Anne                    Nhi


 Level 2 Semi-Intensive ESL - Spring 2015

Westchester Community College, English Language Institute

Course: Level 2 Semi-Intensive ESL

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For my Level 2 Semi-Intensive ESL course, I utilized an integrated-skills, communicative language approach. Students were encouraged to collaborate in task-based learning activities in the classroom as well as interact online outside of class on a class blog. In addition to traditional assessments, students were asked to keep a writing portfolio to showcase their improvement throughout the semester. 

The English Language Institute (ELI) at Westchester Community College offers ten levels of instruction and services over 5,000 ESL students. ELI courses range from beginning level English to preparation for TOEFL and English for academic purposes. ELI students come from all over the world to work and study in New York. 


 Intermediate 4 - Fall 2014

Columbia University, Community English Program

Course: Level 4, Intermediate ESL

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Course: Advanced Studies

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The Community English Program (CEP) is a unique and integral part of the TESOL and Applied Linguistics Programs at Teachers College, Columbia University. It provides English as a second language and foreign language instruction to adult learners of diverse nationalities and backgrounds. In addition, the CEP serves as an on- site language education lab in which TESOL and Applied Linguistics faculty and students enrolled in the programs teach the courses and use the CEP as a setting for empirical inquiry. Teachers College believes that observation and classroom research are the best way to learn about teaching and gain insights into how teaching might take place. Thus, observation and classroom research are encouraged and teachers should use it as a tool for learning. Ongoing assessment and program evaluation contribute to make the CEP a better program. -- Adapted from the CEP Website


 Academic Speaking and Writing - Spring 2012

University of Science and Technology Beijing

Course: Academic Speaking and Writing

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Course: Business English

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The University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB) was founded in 1952. It is considered one of the most influential key national universities sponsored by the Chinese Ministry of Education. USTB is renowned for its study of metallurgy and materials science. Its main focus is on engineering; at the same time it maintains a balanced program of science, management, humanities, economics and law. All students are required to pass the College English Test as a prerequisite graduation. - Adapted from the USTB website


 Adult Beginning English - Spring 2012

Zigen Migrant Center

Course: Adult Beginning English

Course: After School English Program for 7 to 10-year-olds

Zigen (滋根) is a Chinese NGO with branches in Hong Kong, Taiwan and the U.S., though most of its international efforts are oriented toward work in mainland China. Zigen has offices in a half dozen provinces and primarily works with issues affecting rural villagers, women’s education, and migrant workers. The primary goals of the Beijing branch are to increase society’s respect for migrants living in Beijing, to promote a positive, productive dialogue between migrants and non-migrants, and to increase communication between the two communities. They do this through various activities, such as operating a lending library, offering English classes and scholarships to local students, holding movie nights and chess tournaments.