Джошуа А. Вентз / Joshua A. Wentz


2017-2018: Master of Arts, Liberal Studies in American Culture, The University of Michigan, Flint, MI, USA

2015: TEFL/TESL/TESOL Specialization in Teaching English to Children, Oxford Seminars

2011: TEFL/TESL/TESOL Certification, Oxford Seminars, Lansing, MI, USA

1999-2003: Bachelor of Arts Degree, Advertising Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, USA “Chick” Evans Memorial Scholarship recipient

Relevant Employment

September 2018-August 2019:

English Teacher at King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia

  • Provided English as a second language instruction in all four skills to students in their 1st year of university.
  • Created weekly lesson plans to provide English as a second-language instruction to those university students.

September 2016-April 2018:

Graduate Student Research Assistant at University of Michigan-Flint, Flint, MI, USA

  • Assist Dr. Emily Fuerherm with research for TESOL department at the University of Michigan-Flint.  Studies include: community-based ESL in Genesee County, MI and the effectiveness of the Bridge Program (EAP/Pathways) for international students at the university.  The Bridge Program study will be published in the Journal of Language, Identity and Education in 2018.

July 2016-August 2017:

English Teacher, VIPKid, HK Ltd., online

  • Teach English as a foreign language to students in China using the company’s web-based learning platform.  Lessons based on common core criteria and adapted for language instruction.

2008-2012, 2016:

Guest Teacher, Professional Education Services Group, LLC MI, USA

  • Responsible for teaching the lesson plans in the regular teacher’s absence to students aged 5-18
  • In some cases, was required to create related activities to keep the students engaged.

January 2015-March 2016:

English Teacher at Guangzhou New Oriental School, Guangzhou, China

  • Created lesson plans using McGraw-Hill textbook in English, Math, and Science subject matter.
  • Taught English to young learners aged 6-12.
  • Once a month, would provide an English-based Science lab for students.
  • Taught special culture courses such as: St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, etc.
  • During holidays, would teach special intensive reading or mathematics courses for primary students.
  • Provided demonstration reading or science lessons at Sun-Yat Sen Children’s Library.
  • Taught TOEFL Writing Preparation at Weiming International School in Guangzhou for secondary students in preparation for study-abroad.
  • Provided English instruction at Lonza Pharmaceutical Corporation in Nansha, Guangzhou for adult learners.
  • Provided monthly teacher training seminars for the local lead teachers and teaching assistants.

March 2013- January 2015:

ESL Instructor at Guangdong Peizheng College, Guangzhou, China

  • Provided English as a second language instruction to students in their 1st or 2nd year of university.
  • Created weekly lesson plans to provide English as a second-language instruction to university students.
  • Ran weekly English club.
  • Participated in other extracurricular activities with students, using English as the mode of communication.

March 2012- December 31, 2012:

Volunteer English Teacher, Teach and Learn in Georgia, Kobuleti, Adjara, Georgia

  • Worked with local English teachers to provide English as a second-language instruction to students from the 1st thorough the 6th
  • Created weekly lesson plans and submitted monthly reports to the TLG Program.
  • Ran weekly after school English club for the more advanced student to develop further English skills and as a cultural exchange opportunity.
  • Provided individual tutoring lessons to members of my host family.

March-June 2010:

Multimedia Lab/Computer Literacy Teacher at Holton High School, Holton MI, USA

  • Implemented curriculum in basic computer use and advertising-based Adobe software programs: Flash, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, inDesign to grades 9-12.
  • Taught Senior Consumer Problems, a life skills course, to grade 12 students.
  • Created weekly lesson plans and submitted to administrator.

Provided after school tutoring sessions when requested by students struggling with the material.


Foreign Languages: Spanish (basic), French (basic), Mandarin Chinese (basic)

Traveled to: Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom, Georgia, Turkey, Poland, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Saudi Arabia


E-mail: wentzjoshua@gmail.com

Phone number: (0512) 76-55-87

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