teaching

NB: for training courses of ENGin program which I teach (i.e., initial evaluator training aka “Intro to Language Assessment”, interviewer/interlocutor training for ENGin SSPA, and professional development courses), please reach out directly to me at daniil@engingprogram.org or to our Chief Evaluator Soe Young Lee. The syllabi and materials for those classes are confidential since they use recordings of ENGin students and volunteers.

Relevant teaching qualifications: TKT M1, TKT M2, Cambridge Assessment English C2 Proficiency (A/229)

Taught in the past

American Literature (2020-2021)

Description: seniors in this year-long survey course will take a brief look at American literature and engage with pieces of writing in a thoughtful and analytical manner. Throughout the year, students will be exposed to a variety of writers, including both canonical and modern ones. Both poetry and prose will be studied; however, the short story form as well as poetry will be emphasized most. Students will be introduced to basics of analytical writing as well as to basics of elements of literary theory (Heidegger, Gadamer, Iser, Barthes). See Course Expectations and Syllabus. Taught at Collegium 16 Fall-Spring 2020-21 (four sections: 11A-1, 11A-2, 11B-1, 11B-2).

British Literature (2020-2021)

Description: juniors in this survey course will take a brief look at British literature backwards: from modern day back to Shakespeare and beyond. Everybody will engage with pieces of writing in a variety of manners: from reader-response to close reading and literary criticism. Throughout the year, students will be exposed to a variety of writers, including both canonical and modern ones. Both poetry and prose will be studied; however, the short story form as well as poetry will be emphasized most. NB: in the second edition of the textbook, I took out lectures on Beowulf, Cronin’s Hatter’s Castle, Galsworthy’s The Forsyte Saga, Golding’s Lord of the Flies. I also plan to devote more time to modern writing and thus sacrifice Defoe. See Course Expectations and Syllabus. Taught at Collegium 16 Fall-Spring 2020-21 (four sections: 10A-1, 10A-2, 10B-1, 10B-2).