Advanced Literature and Language Teacher

 
Amjad Majid is a literature teacher, art critic, and writer. He was born in Kashmir, India, and in 2007, he obtained an M.A. from Washington University in St. Louis in Spanish Language and Literature. He also received the 2004 Western Michigan University Jorge Luis Borges Award for Academic Excellence in literary studies. Hailing from a family of diplomats and educators, he was raised in Buenos Aires, Argentina where he attended the Lincoln American International School. He has lived in Madrid, Spain where he attended the American School of Madrid, completing certificates in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program and the Advanced Placement (AP) program. He has been the recipient of summer research scholarships from the University of Complutense of Madrid in 1999 and 2007.
 
In addition, Amjad was awarded a teaching fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis, where he taught oral communication, literature and Spanish as a second language from 2004 to 2006. At the same time he acquired formal training in pedagogy, communicative language teaching, literary theory and literary criticism. He has experience tutoring young adults in English as a second language since 2007 and has worked as a Language Consultant for the Embassy of India in Madrid, Spanish National Television, and the Ministry of Agriculture of Spain. In his free time, Amjad writes poetry and publishes articles in art journals and magazines. His writings have been featured in ArtSlant Magazine, the Yishu Journal of Chinese Contemporary Art as well as several art catalogues. In 2012 he relocated to Beijing and is now tackling his sixth language, Mandarin.