I have nearly fifteen years teaching experience. I began my career teaching in the Florida public school system. I've been abroad for the last ten years, teaching in language schools in Indonesia, and teaching a variety of levels in Korea- including elementary, middle school, and university. I've spent the last six years teaching at the university level in South Korea. I've taught EFL, academic reading, expository writing, interview and business English, economic development, and organizational behavior.
I believe in a student-centered approach to learning that values the unique insights and experiences of a diverse student population. I believe strongly in the potential of technology to reshape education for today's students. My research interests include flipped learning, teacher training, and academic writing for non-native English speakers.
Recipient of Daegu University Outstanding Instructor Award: Spring 2012, Fall 2015, Fall 2016 Nominated for Sara Elizabeth Cajamarca Award for Outstanding Research in MA Thesis: Hamline University Fall 2011 Semester Nominated for Daegu University Outstanding Professor Award: Fall 2013, Spring 2016, Fall 2016
Education Specialist in Educational Leadership with a focus in Instructional Technology, Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas Master of Arts in English as a Second Language (K-12), Hamline University, St. Paul, Minnesota Master of Professional Accounting, Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia Master of Business Administration Saint Leo University, Saint Leo, Florida BA in Economics from the University of Hawaii at Manoa
Publications Riley, J., Gaskell, L., Travers, P., (2017). Practical English 3. Daegu University Press, Daegu, Korea. Riley, J., Gaskell, L., Travers, P., (2016). Practical English 2. Daegu University Press, Daegu, Korea. Riley, J., Gaskell, L., Travers, P., (2015). Practical English 1. Wego Works Publishing, Seoul, Korea. The English Connection (A publication of Korea TESOL) Teaching the Impact of Culture on Academic Writing in Korean Secondary Schools Spring 2014 Issue Riley, James, J. (2019) Speak Easy: Beginner Level Activity Book. One World Media, LLC. Available on TpT Riley, James, J. (2020) Teaching English Online: Leave Home, Live Rich, Retire Early. One World Media, LLC. Available on Amazon
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Specialty, Science, Biology, Environment, EFL - ESL - ELD, English, Foreign Languages, Literature, Professional Development, Employment, ESL / ELL / EFL, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Test Preparation