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  • Michael G Otto

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    English Instructor

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    Preparatory Program

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    Preparatory Program

Making Making mistakes is an essential part of the learning process. That's why creating a supportive learning enviornment is so important.

I encouI encourage students to engage English by making learning fun & interesting. I seek to build upon existent kknowledge so that learning

is easier and retained longer. I really enjoy teaching grammar, developing students' writing, teaching vocabulary acquistion skills, & expanding

students' knowledge.

MA TESOL, (Teaching of English as a Second or Other Language), Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, USA 2016

BA Spanish, Portand State University, Portland Oregon USA 2013.

BA History & International Relations, California State University at Chico, Chico, California USA 1994

English Teacher: Prince Mohammed Bin Fahad University: Khobar, Saudi Arabia                     8/22-Present

    1-year (As of May 2023) Saudi Preparatory Year Courses.

    Teach PMU Advanced English Communications, Writing, Study Skills, & Enhanced Learning

    21 students. 20 hours a week, by 32 weeks = 640 teaching hours.


English Teacher: King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals: Khobar, Saudi Arabia               1/21-1/22

    1-year English for Academic Purposes: Taught 8 English classes  

    Taught all KFUPM Academic English writing courses: English 101,102 & 214.

    25 students. 12 hours a week, by 32 weeks = 384 teaching hours.


English Teacher: King Faisal University: Hofuf, Al-Ahsa, Saudi Arabia                                          1/19-5/20

    1.5 Years Saudi Preparatory Year: Taught 20 English classes.

    Taught all 4 Preparatory English classes offered at King Faisal University.

    17 students. 20 hours a week, by 28 weeks = 560 teaching hours.


English Teacher: Universidad Tecnológico de la Mixteca: Huajuapan de León, Oaxaca, México   10/17-9/18

    1 year Mexico Preparatory Year: Taught 10 English classes.

    Taught introductory level classes, comparable to first 2 terms of Saudi Preparatory Year.

    30 students. 20 hours a week, by 30 weeks = 600 teaching hours.


  Institute English Teacher (Taegu): Freelance English Teacher (Seoul) South Korea                 8/95-2/98

      2.5 years Freelance & Institute English Teacher. Taught kindergarteners to adults.

      Taught basic to intermediate English with emphasis on pronunciation & conversation skills.                                                                   

                6 students. 8 hours a week by 128 weeks = 1,024 teaching hours.


In PMU's Preparatory Year I teach Advanced Writing, Advanced Communation, Study Skills, & Advanced Enhanced Learning.

For information on my English teaching experience please see work experience above. 

In my free time, I'm currently learning about the Etymology of the English language. I am fascinated by the history of words and how words change over time.