Christopher Collins has been teaching English for more than a decade and in the American Language Program since 2013. He has also taught in Japan and the Czech Republic. He received his M.A. in TESOL with a concentration in Curriculum Development from The New School in 2011 and has a B.A. in Literature from Drexel University. In addition to teaching in the Intensive English Program (IEP), Christopher also teaches some of the specialized courses offered by the ALP, including English for Professional Purposes: Law, English for International and Public Affairs, Academic Writing for International Students, and Advanced Academic Preparation (AAP). Christopher regularly presents at academic conferences and he has presented at conferences locally (NYS TESOL), nationally (TESOL), and internationally (ANUPI, JALT); he also co-chairs the annual ALP Winter Conference. His professional interests include vocabulary acquisition, using technology to facilitate language learning and teaching, the relationship between reading and writing, and English as a lingua franca.