Erica Bailey – Lecturer

An articulate native English speaker who is able to effectively communicate with students from diverse backgrounds or varying degrees of ability. A committed and dedicated professional with a proven ability to mentor, motivate and direct students to maximum performance by encouraging a positive and energetic learning environment. My goal is to help the language learner be able to communicate effectively in the real world.

Education and Certificates


December 2016 M.A. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

  • Instruction included five key domains:
    • Language, as it relates to teaching the grammatical features of English
    • Culture
    • Planning, implementation, and managing instruction
    • Assessment
    • Professionalism
  • My personal focus has been to concentrate on the needs of adult language learners, which allows me to recognize strengths and develop methods for overcoming learning barriers.


 April 2006 B.A. English Literature

April 2006 Certificate in Editing & Publishing

Taught Course(s)

  • Academic Writing
  • Anthropology
  • English to Speakers of Other Languages

Relevant Work Experience

February 2017 – Present Lecturer at Catholic University in Erbil

Practicum ESL Teacher

May 2016 — August 2016 LAKEVIEW LEARNING CENTER, TRUMAN COLLEGE, Chicago, Illinois

  • Created and taught relevant English lessons focusing on building fluency for 5 – 12 ESL adults of multiple language backgrounds.
  • The assessed progress of students to ensure the success of language program.
  • Developed reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills in students. Collaborated with a classroom teacher to support students and create lessons to meet individual needs.
  • Introduced innovative lesson plans and teaching tools that increased student participation.

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