Michael Paulus MA

Michael Paulus

EAP Teaching Fellow

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My academic career has specifically been focused on the English language. Although it began with a focus on writing and literature, the international experience in South Korea convinced me that TESOL was my passion.


  • BA English
  • IELTS Examiner


Michael Paulus completed his undergraduate degree in English at Tabor College. He subsequently began his teaching career in South Korea where he spent 3 years teaching before returning to complete his MA in TESOL from Azusa Pacific University. He then spent time in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia working with the foundation program at Al Imam University and for the Saudi Arabian National Guard.

In 2011, Michael moved to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), initially joining the Institute of Applied Technology - Abu Dhabi. Later, he accepted a position at UAE University, where he served as the coordinator in the University Foundation Program. Before joining the University of Birmingham, Michael contributed his expertise as an English language specialist at the Barakah Nuclear Power Plant.


EAP Foundation


I am interested in the adaptation of technology in both ESAP and EGAP classrooms, particularly in the area of AI integration.

In addition, I am interested in aligning specific purpose language assessment in academic contexts.

Finally, I am researching the use of corpus linguistics within the domain of ESP and ESAP.