Ian Baecht

Educational Background

BA Comparative Literature, University of California, Santa Cruz

MA Applied Linguistics, San Diego State University


Ian Baecht worked as an English instructor at the secondary and tertiary level in Japan and California for a decade, before moving to Chongqing in 2017 as an English Language Fellow for the U. S. State Department. As a Fellow, he had the opportunity to lead teacher training workshops across China. He has presented at TESOL and second language teaching skills development and research conferences in Japan, California, China, Thailand, the Philippines, and Mongolia, and has been teaching at WKU since 2019.


Academic Oral and Written Discourse (ESL)

Composition I & II

The Structure and Origins of English

Writing for Digital Spaces

Cultural Rhetorics and Writing

Second Language Writing