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Micah Park

Deputy Director

Personal profile

Personal profile

When I was 11, my parents took my brother and I on a tour of Turkey, Israel, and Jordan. It was then that I realized my love for travel and other cultures. I had the chance to study abroad in Egypt for a semester when I was an undergraduate. After I obtained my BA, I lived abroad for two years working in cram schools as an English teacher. I wanted to improve my job prospects, so I returned to Oregon in 2008 to work on an MA in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) at Portland State University. My thesis concerned tutoring international students in their pronunciation, asking if reading aloud might be an appropriate technique for focused intonation practice. I also worked as a teaching assistant and instructor for Portland Community College teaching English to young adult immigrants while I worked on my MA. As a result of connections I made while working as a tour guide of sorts for visiting student groups from abroad while at Portland State, I landed a job working at an elementary school in the Xiangcheng district of Suzhou. After two years working there, I felt my on-the-job learning had plateaued, so I sought out a more challenging teaching environment in XJTLU. I am proud to be a part of a growing international university. I enjoy imparting knowledge and wisdom to my students as I continue to reflect on and refine my teaching. I currently serve as a Deputy Director and the Head of Policy and Governance in the English Language Centre (ELC).


Deputy Director and Head of Policy and Governance of the English Language Centre, (September 2023 to present)

Year 2-4 Deputy Director of the English Language Centre, (September 2020 to August 2023)

E-learning Coordinator for the Language Cluster, (Semester 2, 2019-20)

EAP Policy and Planning Manager, (June 2019 to August 2020)

Acting Year 1 EAP Manager, (Semester 2, 2018-2019)

LC Documents and Policies Coordinator, (2018)

Module Convenor, Year 1 EAP for Industrial Technology, (2016-2018)

English Instructor, Portland Community College – Multicultural Academic Program, (2011 - 2011)

English Instructor, Suzhou Experimental Elementary School, Xiangcheng Campus, (2012 - 2014)


EAP103: Year 2 English for Academic Purposes for Science

Postgraduate English (writing modules)

Continuing Support for Years 2-4, English Language Centre

EAP023: Year 1 Semester 1 EAP (Foundation Pathway)

EAP011 008: English Language and Study Skills I II for Industrial Technology

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of the Arts in International Studies, George Fox University, Newberg, Oregon, USA (2006)

Master of the Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Portland State University, Portland, Oregon, USA (2011)

Person Types

  • Staff