Expert Instruction from Highly Qualified Teachers
Instructors at Campus English Academy are highly skilled in the field of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). Instructors and Senior Instructors hold Master’s degrees in TESOL or the equivalent. Instructors are experienced in teaching English to non-native speakers and work under the guidance of experts who hold Doctoral degrees in the field of Applied Linguistics.
Our Academic Team
Luke Plonsky (Ph.D., Michigan State University) serves as Director of Studies and comes to Campus English Academy with nearly 20 years of experience in the fields of TESOL and Applied Linguistics. Dr. Plonsky’s research expertise falls in three main areas: second language acquisition, language teaching, and research methodology. His work in these and other areas has appeared in over 80 articles, book chapters, and books. Luke is Senior Associate Editor of Studies in Second Language Acquisition, Managing Editor of Foreign Language Annals, Co-Editor of de Gruyter Mouton’s Series on Language Acquisition, and Co-Director of the IRIS Database (iris-database.org). Luke has taught in Japan, The Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Puerto Rico, the UK, and the US.
Jihye Shin serves as Associate Academic Advisor for Campus English Academy. She holds a Ph.D. in applied linguistics from Northern Arizona University. Jihye’s areas of research include second language literacy development, TESOL, psycholinguistics, language assessment, and research methods. Jihye has over 10 years of teaching experience in a variety of settings. She has worked with primary and secondary school students in Korea, international students in an intensive English program, and university students in the US and China. She consults on second language research, conducts teacher training, and develops curriculum assessment materials. In her free time, Jihye enjoys playing racquetball, running, and crocheting.
Michael Robert is Operations Policy Advisor for Campus English Academy. He holds a Master of Science in Teaching (MST) degree with a specialization in Education from Fordham University, a Bachelor’s degree in English from Drew University, and is completing his dissertation for a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of South Carolina. He is Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) certified and holds a School Director License, School Agent License and Teacher License for the State of New York. He has taught English and Film Studies and worked for five years in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) implementing the New School Model of Education in Abu Dhabi’s schools. He enjoys reading classical literature, movies, and philosophy.
Alana Roth is Senior English Instructor at Campus English Academy. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from California State Polytechnic University Pomona and a Bachelor’s in Spanish Language, Culture and Literature from University of Puget Sound. She is a TESOL Certified instructor and has taught children and adults in China and California.
Charles Omer has a Master of Arts in English for Teachers from Western New England University, a Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) certificate from Arizona State University, and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from National University. In addition to teaching English as a Second Language, he is an aspiring poet. One of his poems is forthcoming in Plough Quarterly magazine.
Jessica Camacho-Jeong holds a Master of Arts degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from Hunter College in New York. She is an experienced English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher to adults. In addition to her teaching experience, she has experience in Japan as an administrative assistant working with foreign nationals at the Bank of Fukuoka, and is proficient in the Korean language.
Michelle Kuramochi began learning Japanese when she was 15 years old in high school and it soon became her passion to speak Japanese fluently. She moved to Japan to follow her dreams and lived in Japan for four years, teaching English Conversation. Michelle loves Japanese culture and food. She returned to Australia in 1999 to become an International Flight Attendant with Qantas, where she continues to work. During this time, she has traveled the world and experienced many cultures and languages.
Katie Lewis is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. She has been working in arts education and entertainment for the last five years in Los Angeles, Boston, and London. She discovered her love for teaching English while working on a cruise ship, and working alongside many nationalities.