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Amity’s English Course

20 Mar 2019

Name : Michael Miller

Mission 

  • To ensure each student has a positive, successful learning experience in English

Teaching Philosophy

  • Research suggests that the most reliable indicator of success in learning a foreign language is motivation. When students know why they are studying, enjoy their classes, and feel like they are making progress, motivation is strengthened. Michael’s strong academic grounding in languages and linguistics, his experience in working with different people and living in several countries, and his compassion for fellow humans have combined to give him the ability to offer students a professional and at the same time enjoyable language learning experience.

Profile

  • Michael Miller is the Head Of English and also a senior lecturer for the English Programme at Amity
  • With over nearly decades’ experience in education, Michael has taught English and German in four countries in Asia and Europe. In addition to general and intensive courses in English and German, he has taught English for Academic Purposes, English For Special Purposes and Business English, as well as professional writing and preparation courses for the IELTS, TOEFL and TOEIC exams
  • Alongside teaching, Michael earlier followed a parallel career in social services. He served as a counsellor to and advocate for homeless and mentally ill people in the United States and for refugees in Germany. These experiences provided new perspectives and both broadened and deepened his love of working with and helping people of diverse backgrounds. 
  • Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in Language Arts degree from Georgetown University’s School of Languages and Linguistics in the United States and a Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics from the National Institute of Education at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. 
  • Michael’s interests include exploring literature, the world and, not surprisingly, foreign languages.
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