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Christopher Collins

Lecturer in Language

Christopher W. Collins has been teaching in the American Language Program (ALP) since 2013, and he has also taught in Japan and the Czech Republic. In addition to teaching in the Intensive English Program (IEP), Collins also teaches some of the specialized courses offered by the ALP, including Academic Writing for International Students, English for International and Public Affairs, and English for Professional Purposes: Law. Collins regularly presents at academic conferences locally (NYS TESOL), nationally (TESOL), and internationally (ANUPI, JALT); he also co-chairs the annual ALP Winter Conference. Most recently, he co-taught a teacher training seminar on English Medium Instruction (EMI) for professors at Universidad Panamericana in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Collins is currently pursuing an Ed.M. in Applied Linguistics (Second Language Acquisition track) at Teachers College, Columbia University. His pedagogical and research interests include vocabulary acquisition, reading skills, writing skills and the interconnected relationship between these three competencies.  

Education

  • M.A. in TESOL, The New School
  • B.A., Drexel University