Academic Appointment & Experience

Language Teaching Experience (this page)

Other Relevant Experience

My career as a language teacher did not begin as a career. It began as a reason to live overseas for a year, which became four years in Czechia and Serbia. During that time I discovered that loved learning language, could tolerate teaching an additional language better than most people, and had a great deal to learn about linguistics, language, and pedagogical approaches before I could get any better at it. That is why I went into the MA in Applied Linguistics program at Georgia State University as soon as I returned home to the Atlanta area. From the beginning of my MA, teaching courses in the Intensive English Program paid for my tuition and stipend, and that continued until I moved on to teaching content courses in applied linguistics during my PhD.

Instructor of English as a Second or Foreign Language:

Georgia State University (matriculated students):

English Composition I (Fall 2012)

Emory University Goizueta Business School:

Reading for Case-Based Discussions (Summer 2012)

Writing for Business Courses (Summer 2012)

Intensive English Program, Georgia State University (Fall 2006-Summer 2009):

Academic Writing for University Exams (2 semesters)

Reading and Listening for Academic Purposes (3 semesters)

Oral Communication for Academic Purposes (2 semesters)

Extensive Reading (3 semesters)  

University of Ostrava, Czech Republic (Fall 2004-2006)

Communicative English Language for majors, non-majors, and graduate students

Theatre Seminar in English

Kontext Language School, Belgrade, Serbia      Feb 2006-May 2006                                   

EFL Instructor and Teacher Trainer

Fishnet Language School, Ostrava, Czech Republic           Aug  2002-Jan 2006

EFL Instructor

Testing, Translating, and Directing Theatre

Educational Testing Service

Rater, TOEFL iBT Writing                           2007- 2009

University of Baghdad-Georgia State University Linkages Project

Teacher Trainer/Collaborator          Spring 2013

Georgia State University GSTEP Examination        

Written Examination Rater           2008-2013

Oral Interview Examiner/Rater Fall 2012

Translator – Czech to English

City of Rychvald, Czech Republic         2005

Language Institute of Atlanta       2007-2008

English Language Theatre of Ostrava, Czech Republic     

Director, 2004-2006