Passionate about language learning, teaching, and research
As a language teaching professional, I am unconditionally committed to my students’ success. My duty and pleasure is to inspire my students so that they revel in learning. I have over 10 years of teaching experience, spanning content-based undergraduate-level classes in the field of linguistics as well as college and university-level ESL classes. I teach in both face-to-face and online environments.
In addition to my teaching-related skills in curriculum and syllabus design, I also contribute to larger-scale educational publishing:
- Become. Field-Related English Skills (Pearson, 2015) offers college and university-level students a personalized, critical-thinking approach to studying field-specific English.
- An Introduction to Language. Student Workbook (Thomson/Nelson, 2009) helps undergraduate students in applied linguistics gain insight in key theories and concepts.
As a linguist, my interdisciplinary research - drawing on lexicology, critical discourse analysis (CDA), and social theory - focuses on the discursive construction and expression of conflicting national and regional identities.
Finally, I turn my expertise in discourse analysis and linguistics into accessible and usable tools that improve the effectiveness of people and organisations by changing the ways in which they use and conceptualise language.
I welcome opportunities in academic as well as corporate settings, involving research, teaching or consultancy. I can be reached through LinkedIn or the email form on this website.