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  • History
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Accomplished historian and ESL writing instructor prepared to troubleshoot in these subjects

Methodology

I am firm believer and practitioner in student centered teaching. While having been teaching English writing skills at the university level, I have developed an approach by which students can be presented with a theoretical approach to one way communication, and practice applying it accordingly.

Background

I am an associate professor in the field of ESL and accomplished historian. In addition to publishing in the fields of history, international relations and ESL, I have taught history and English writing skills for many years, and have a great deal of experience with identifying students' shortcomings.

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Rate for online lessons : $18/h
Lessons offered by Andrew
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
webcam
Taught subjects
  • History
Levels
  • Sophomore
  • Advanced Technical Certificate
  • College
  • Adult Education

Andrew's resume

Dr. Andrew Szanajda

Education

1991 – 1997: Ph.D. in History
McGill University
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Major Field: Germany, 1848-1949
First Minor Field: Russia and the Soviet Union, 1855-1956
Second Minor Field: Civil-Military Relations in the Twentieth Century
Dissertation: “The Restoration of Justice in Hesse, 1945-1949”

1989 – 1991: M.A. in History
McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Thesis: “From Cooperation to Alternative Settlement: The Allies and
the ‘German Problem’”

1986 – 1989: B.A. Honours in History
Concordia University
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Awards

National Science Council Research Grant
August 2007- August 2011

Overseas Chinese Institute of Technology Research Grant
May 2008

Certificate of Appreciation; Earthquake 9/21/1999
awarded by The Canadian Trade Office in Taipei

Doctoral Research Fellowship
Institute for European History
Mainz-am-Rhein, Germany
November 1993-May 1994

Language Scholarship for Canadian Germanists
Albert-Ludwigs University
Freiburg-im-Breisgau, Germany
June-July 1990

Work Experience

Instructor for TOEFL/IELTS
AAEC
Taichung, Taiwan
December 2010 - Present

Associate Professor
Overseas Chinese University
Taichung, Taiwan
February 2008 – Present

Editor
Fen Cia University Writing Centre
Taichung, Taiwan
September 2014 – October 2016

Assistant Professor
Overseas Chinese University
Taichung, Taiwan
August 2003 – February 2008

IELTS/TOEIC Instructor
Dell Language School
Taichung, Taiwan
March-May 2010

IELTS/TOEIC Instructor
Merica Language School
September 2004 – June 2006

Assistant Professor
Hsiuping Institute of Technology
Dali, Taiwan
August 2002 – July 2003

Administrator
Academic Exchange Department
Hsiuping Institute of Technology
Dali, Taiwan
August 2002 – July 2003

Assistant Professor
Taichung Healthcare and Management University
Wu-Feng Taiwan
February 2002 – July 2002

Chung-Hsing University
Lecturer
Oral Training for Juniors
February 2001—June 2001

English Teacher and Teacher Trainer
ELSI Taiwan
Taichung, Taiwan
February 1998 – February 2002
English Teacher

Teaching Assistant
European History
McGill University
September 1995 – December 1995

Teaching Assistant
European History
McGill University
September 1994 – May 1995

Teaching Assistant
European History
McGill University
September 1992 – May 1993

Teaching Assistant
European History
McGill University
January 1992 – May 1992

Other Activities

Editorial Board Member
Journal of Contemporary Eastern Asia (ISSN 1684-629X)
September 2005 – Present
Editorial consultant. The Tree Conservation Society of Taiwan (台 灣 愛 樹 保 育 協 會)
September 2011 - Present

Emergency Warden for Canadians in Taichung, Taiwan,
appointed by the Canadian Trade Office in Taipei
September 1999 – Present

Assistant Fencing Coach. Fencing Club. Hsiuping Institute of Technlogy.
September 2002 - May 2003

Publications

“Hans Oster”. Modern Germany: An Encyclopedia of History, People and Culture, 1871-1990. Hamden: Garland Publishing, 1998.

The Restoration of Justice in Postwar Hesse: 1945-1949. Lanham: Lexington Press, 2007.

Indirect Perpetrators: The Prosecution of Informers in Germany, 1945-1965. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2009.

Assistant translator. Beyond Valkyrie: German Resistance to Hitler. Documents, ed. Peter Hoffmann. Montreal/Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2011.

“The Adjudication of Informers in Western Germany.” Hsuang Chuang Law Journal No. 16 December 2011: 77-111.

"Prosecuting Indirect Perpetrators in Eastern Germany, 1945-1951." International History Review. Vol. 34, Issue 1. 29 March 2012: 139-160.

Making Sense in History: Historical Writing in Practice. 2nd edition. Montreal: Biting Duck Press, 2012.

Fanie Herman and Andrew Szanajda. “The Role of the Chinese Media in Establishing Common Ground between Sino-African Philosophical Traditions: A Case Study on Peacekeeping Operations.” Chinese Studies. Volume 2 No.1 2013, 43-49.

Christian Schafferer and Andrew Szanajda. “Bullying in Higher Education in Taiwan: The Taiwan Higher Education Faculty Survey (THEFS).” Journal of Contemporary Eastern Asia. Volume 12, No.1: 81-93.

Fanie Herman and Andrew Szanajda. “The Dimensions and Influence of China’s African Power: Applying Theoretical Considerations in Practice.” Fudan Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Volume 6, No. 2, June 2013: 1-22.

“Prosecuting Indirect Perpetrators of Crimes against Humanity in Eastern Germany.” Journal of National Development Studies. Volume 12 No. 2 June 2013: 231-274.

“Restoring Administrations of Justice in Early Practice: American-Occupied Germany, 1945-1949.” Amsterdam Law Forum. Volume 6 No. 1 2014: 34-59.

“Anti-fascist organizations under the American Military Government Occupation of Postwar Germany.” Journal of History Studies Volume 6 Issue 1. January 2014:161-173.

“Prosecuting Indirect Perpetrators of Crimes against Humanity in Western Germany.” Journal on History of European Law. Volume 5 No. 1 2014: 69-78.

The Allies and the German Problem, 1941-1949: From Cooperation to Alternative Settlement. London: Palgrave Pivot, 2015.

Wei-Yu Chang and Andrew Szanajda. “A Pilot Study on the Research Instruments in the Integration of Blogs and Process/Genre Approach Writing Classrooms.” The 10th Annual Conference on Applied English at CYUT: Innovations in Language Teaching and Business Communication: 129-139. 29 May 2015.
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Andrew Szanajda and Wei-Yu Chang. “Encouraging Student Engagement in ESL Writing Classes in Asian Classrooms: Recommendations for Actions to be Taken.” Journal of Linguistics and Language Teaching. Vol. 6 2016, Issue 2.

Wei-Yu Chang and Andrew Szanajda. “How Computer Technology Transforms Writing Performance: An Integration of the Process/Genre. Approach and Blogs in EFL Writing Courses.” International Journal for Twenty-first Century Education. Special Issue: Language Learning and Teaching. June 2016: 169-185.

Andrew Szanajda and Fang-Chun Ou. “A Simulation-Based Model for Teaching Business Writing: Exploration and Applications.” International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research Vol. 16, No. 2, February 2017: 35-47.

Andrew Szanajda and David A. Messenger. “The German Secret State Police in Spain: Extending the Reach of National Socialism.” International History Review. 31 March 2017: 1-19

Andrew Szanajda and Wei-Yu Chang. “A Narrative Literature Review on ESL Business English Instruction.” International Journal on Studies in English Language and Literature (IJSELL). Volume 5, Issue 6, May 2017: 4-9.

Research Papers Presented

“The Reconstruction of Justice in Hesse: 1945-1949”
Institut für Europäische Geschichte, Mainz-am-Rhein, Germany
17 March 1994

“The Restoration of Justice in Postwar Germany: The Case of Hesse”
Congress of the Canadian Historical Association, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
30 August 1995

“Writing an Historical Research Paper – Doing Research, Reading and Note-taking, and Writing”
International Conference on Teacher Professional Development
Ming-Tao Institute of Technology
9 December 2006

“Prosecuting Indirect Perpetrators: The Adjudication of Informers in post WWII Germany”
Academia Sinica
Institute of History and Philology
22 December 2010

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