Ask Professor iEnglish®
Hi. My name is Grace Wang, and I’m “Professor iEnglish”. I have taught English as a foreign language for more than 20 years at top universities in Korea and Thailand. During this time, my passion has been focused on achieving one goal: to raise the English language proficiencies of my students. I’ve now retired from teaching at university, but that passion hasn’t gone away. So I will pour it into helping you achieve your goals as an English language learner, teacher or MA TESOL student. Become a registered user of this website and let me know how I can help you. And if you are a Christian learner or teacher, I have a special section on this website devoted to sharing special materials for Christian learners and teachers of English as a second or foreign language. So let me help you on your English language learning and teaching journey!
English Language Learners
The best way to improve your English on your own is by reading and listening to A LOT of English. And of course, communicating with English-speaking friends through speaking and writing in English is also very important.
At this website, I will help you on your journey to become a fluent English language user by giving you lots of interesting materials to read and listen to. Most of these materials will help you to improve your skills in other areas, as well, e.g. writing academic essays, using English grammar knowledge to improve your writing and editing skills, presentation skills, and career development skills. These are materials that I used to help my students raise their English proficiency levels over the past 20 years. And they will all be made available to you here at this website. So register and let me help you as I did my many students.
English Language Teachers
English language teaching has been an immensely fulfilling career of 20+ years for me. And a part of the thrill has been the constantly learning. Having been an active member of the Korea TESOL association for more than 10 years, tutored and mentored MA students of the Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics at the University of Birmingham, U.K., written articles and given many presentations on TESOL topics at conferences, opportunities have been endless for constantly learning and growing in the field.
I would like to invite you to join in the thrill of learning in the ELT field as I have. At this website, I will compile the resources that have been helpful to me and organize the best nuggets of information into helpful articles. In addition, I will polish and publish the video lessons that I used to micro-flip the classroom, a technique you’ll be hearing more from me about, and how it can help you to spend less time in the classroom talking and explaining, and more time engaging your students in the doing.
MA TESOL Students
Congratulations on making the decision to complete an MA degree or post-graduate certificate program in TESOL or applied linguistics! Your decision shows how serious you are about becoming an ELT professional, and it’s really admirable.
Pursuing an MA degree or post-graduate certificate takes a lot of hard work, needless to say. I know, also, that at times it can get very frustrating. But I’m a current associate of the University of Birmingham’s Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics, and my job is to help and mentor students just like yourself. So I know what you’re going through. At this website, my goal is make resources available that will help you on your difficult but rewarding journey. So get registered and let me know how I can help you!
Christian Learners & Teachers
The Christian English Language Educators Association (CELEA) at www.celea.net is an international association for Christians in TESOL. It is the association that first helped me to see that ELT professionals who are Christians can add special value to their teaching practice because they are Christian.
As a result, I plan to devote a special part of this website for English language learners and teachers who are Christians. I will share Bible-based materials and resources that may be used for both English language learning and teaching. I will also write articles and invite discussions on what it means to be both an English language learner or teacher and a Christian.
Lastly, 90% of all net proceeds from this website will be donated to Christian ministries.
Grace H. Wang, M.A. (TEFL/TESL)
Founder of iEnglish® Language and Research Center, Author of iEnglish® Books
Grace H. Wang has had over 20 years of English language teaching experience, during which time, she taught at top universities in Korea as well as Thailand.
She has also taught at the United Nations in Bangkok and developed the UN English Recruitment examinations. She retired as an assistant professor at Yonsei University, Seoul, in 2018, and now spends her spare time maintaining this website and publishing her iEnglish® series of books.
She is currently an associate of the Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics (ELALMA) at the University of Birmingham, UK, and remains very active in the Korea TESOL association as the Chair of the 2019 Korea TESOL International Conference.
Grace is also a Reformed-Baptist Christian and is committed to donating 90% of this website’s net proceeds to Christian ministries.