I’ve been teaching ESL and EFL since 1996. After earning my MA in Applied English Linguistics, I taught in Japan at the university level for eight years. I returned to the UW in 2008, where I’ve been teaching academic and intensive ESL, as well as teacher training courses. I enjoy teaching writing and presentation skills, and I believe vocabulary is an important part of language learning. I’m also interested in how emerging technologies and social media can enhance the language learning experience. When I’m not working, I enjoy cycling, skiing, and other outdoor activities throughout the year.