To expand my teaching skills and enhance my understanding of the various issues involved with second language acquisition for non-native English speakers.


B.A., Applied Linguistics 2002 Portland State University, Oregon

TESL Certificate 2002 Portland State University, Oregon
Coursework: Structure of the English Language

Teaching Grammar for TESOL

TESOL Methods

Second Language Acquisition Theory and Application


  • More than 14 years as an English teacher to all age groups, experienced with living overseas and adapting to new cultures and customs.
  • Ability to integrate theoretical concepts and practical ideas, applying them to actual classroom situations.
  • Fully immersed in ESL/EFL teaching methodologies, incorporating Direct (Berlitz) Method, Krashen’s Theories and Communicative Method (CLT)
  • Approaching teaching and learning as a progressive and reciprocal process with an importance on student-teacher relationship


2015 – Present Liaoning University Shenyang, PRC

2014 – 2015 Hyundai Motor Company Ulsan, ROK

2013 – 2014 Guardian English Education Ulsan, ROK

2011 – 2013 GnB Language Academy Ulsan, ROK

2006 – 2010 Songhwa Elementary School Paju, ROK
2005 – 2006 I-Top Language Academy Bucheon, ROK

2004 – 2005 Sindong Elementary School Seoul, ROK

2003 – 2004 Hanslang Language Institute Incheon, ROK

2002 Lutheran Family Services Portland,OR, USA


  • As a foreign classroom instructor, created an atmosphere conducive to learning by sharing similarities and differences between cultures.
  • Primarily focused on natural meaningful conversation relevant to students’ testing criteria, interests, or professional goals.
  • Integrated regular testing to assess student proficiency in pronunciation, dictation, listening comprehension and topical improvised conversation.
  • Excelled at teaching all ages from preschool to adult, and all levels of language learning.
  • Created a classroom environment using humor and team-building activities to help students strengthen their skills in English.
  • Developed curricula and designed materials to assist the students in achieving their intended goals.


Dr. Mingyi Xie 24-6260-2051
Associate Dean, Sun Wah International Business School
Liaoning University, Shenyang, Liaoning Province, PRC

Minh Phuong 157-0244-0814
English Coordinator, Sun Wah International Business School
Liaoning University, Shenyang, Liaoning Province, PRC

Wook-seong Jeong 00-82-10-5789-5023
General Manager, Education Division, Hyundai Motors, Ulsan, ROK


  • Business Teaching
  • English Teaching
  • ESL Teaching