John Pugh

Instructor, English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)

Research and Teaching Interests

John Pugh is an instructor of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL). John's teaching experiences are various in terms of their locations and subject matter, ranging from teaching English for Academic Purposes (EAP) in Shanghai, China to teaching grammar and writing in Taipei, Taiwan. He also taught at West Virginia University's Intensive English program and has collaborated with SUNY Cobleskill to create and implement curriculum for students in China. Currently, he teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses in the ESOL program at Syracuse University. John's experiences traveling and living abroad have assisted him in dealing with students who come to Syracuse from all over the world. Being an advisor in the College of Arts and Sciences for freshman international students and creating language exchange events are some of the ways that travel has enriched and improved his professional acumen. 


ENL 201-Intermediate English for Non-native Speakers

ENL 202-Intermediate English for Non-native Speakers

ENL 211-Composition for Non-native Speakers of English

ENL 610-Oral Communication in Teaching


M.A. TESOL, West Virginia University 
B.A. International Studies, West Virginia University 
B.A. Chinese Studies, West Virginia University 


Instructor, ESOL, Syracuse University, 2013 - present.
Instructor, TESOL, SUNY Cobleskill (Shanghai), Summer 2015.
Instructor, IEP, West Virginia University, Summer 2014, Summer 2013.
Graduate Assistant and Instructor, IEP, WVU, 2011-2013.
Instructor, Private School, Marion Language Company (Taiwan), 2010-2011.