Richard Johns

Educational Background

Graduate Certificate in Technical and Professional Writing. (2016). Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, USA.

MA in Applied Linguistics/TESOL. (1990). Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA.

BA in English. (1986). Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA.


Rick hails from Dayton, Ohio in the American Midwest but grew up in Indiana, one of Ohio’s neighboring states. He received his education from Indiana University. He began his teaching career as a volunteer tutor working with the international population in Bloomington, Indiana. Because he enjoyed it so much, he decided to turn it into a career. He has been teaching English to international students for over twenty-five years from the Midwestern Plains to the forests of Sweden to the deserts of Arabia and now here in Wenzhou. He has worked in the areas of technical communication, program administration, assessment, and teacher training. He enjoys long walks, old films, live theatre, reading about history, and traveling. He has appeared in over a dozen plays in Iowa and Ohio in the US and in Dubai.


ENG 3090 & 3091

ENG 1300

ENG 4817