Meet the Faculty and Staff
- Ann Makikalli
- 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.