English Language Program Faculty

Harvey Duncan II, MS TESOL
Program Manager, Washington Academy of Languages

Harvey has been teaching English language since 2008 after earning his TEFL certificate from UCSD. After teaching abroad in Taiwan and Turkey for 8 years, Harvey returned to the U.S to continue his education, earning a M.S in TESOL. Harvey also holds a B.A in History, with minors in the German language and aviation. In his free time, Harvey enjoys exploring the Pacific Northwest with his wife, and SCUBA diving around the world.

Hideki Aikoh, BA TESOL

Hideki specializes in working with beginning English language learners in the Intensive English Program.  He completed his graduate work in TESOL at the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont where he also taught.  He has been teaching since 1991.

Elinora (Jane) Cater, MA

Having lived many years as a foreigner herself, Jane is acutely interested in helping others fill in the gaps that often affect those who have finished formal language training and are beginning to study, work, and live in their second language. She is pleased to be working at WAL and with City University’s MBA program where her business, teaching, and performing backgrounds can contribute to that purpose.

Ewa Krawczyk, PhD, Bilingual Education/TESOL and MA, Applied Linguistics

Ewa joined WAL at CityU in summer of 2019. Originally from Poland, she moved to the US twenty years ago and obtained a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies and Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics, both from the University of Massachusetts in Boston. She also holds PhD from New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. Ewa’s interests include multiculturalism, diversity, and social justice issues.  She has focused on immigration issues and policies, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, and second language acquisition. Ewa has worked in a variety of locations where most recently she taught developmental English at the College of the Marshall Islands in Majuro, the capital of the Republic of Marshall Islands, South Pacific and English to immigrants and refugees at Literacy Source in Seattle.

Kalie Adams, MA

A long-time PNW resident, Kalie Adams holds a BA in Linguistics and a TESOL certificate from Western Washington University, and an MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from the University of Washington. She has worked in language education for eight years, with experience ranging from absolute beginners to TOEFL courses to English for medical professionals. She lives in Seattle with her fiancé, a cat, a pet snail, and one very big dog. Her ultimate dream is to own a cow that lives in her backyard.

Christopher Ardagna, MA

Christopher grew up near Detroit, Michigan where he studied Elementary Education and English at Wayne State University. After graduation, he became a member of the United States Peace Corps and was stationed in the country of Samoa. In the Peace Corps, he developed skills as a teacher of English as a second language, and since his service in that country, he has lived and worked in several others including China, Turkey, and Argentina. He completed his MA in TESOL at Arkansas Tech University and is now happily employed at the City University of Seattle. He has an extraordinary passion for language as well as a profound love for the art of scuba diving. In 2020 he became a father, and his world has felt complete ever since. he is proficient in several languages, and has a sincere interest to continue learning about other cultures.