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  • Ann Makikalli
  • Lecturer
  • 1-303-871-6488
  • B.A. Film Writing, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
  • M.A. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Monterey Institute of International Studies, Monterey, California

A native of California, I have lived in Denver since 2000.  I began teaching English in 1990 at the University of California, Santa Cruz & Berkeley.  I lived in beautiful Finland for many years, first teaching English at a private language school and later at the University of Turku.  Additionally, I taught in Japan for two years at a private college.  Here in sunny Colorado, I have taught at the University of Colorado, Denver; and at Spring International.


My favorite part of teaching is meeting students from many different countries and learning about their fascinating cultures.  I have traveled to many wonderful countries in Europe and Asia.  I speak English and Finnish fluently, and can understand some Japanese and French.


In addition to teaching, I have also written several textbooks for teaching English to non-native speakers.  My favorite subject to teach is writing!


I love teaching at the ELC and look forward to meeting many new students.