Timothy R. Janda

Position: Lecturer III
Department: Programs in English as a Second Language
Campus Address: 231 Pound Hall
Email: tjanda@unl.edu

Tim began his teaching career as a writing tutor and freshman composition instructor at Navajo Community College on the Navajo Indian Reservation.  After studying Spanish in southern Spain, he returned to the US to get a Master’s degree in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) from the University of Arizona in Tucson. While there he taught freshman composition courses as a graduate teaching assistant. He also taught adult ESL classes in Tucson through the Pima County Adult Education Program.  After several years in Tucson, he relocated back to Spain where he taught EFL classes at the Asociación Cultural Hispano-Norte Americano (ACHNA) and at the University of Carlos III in Madrid, Spain.  Four years later, he returned to the place where he grew up, Lincoln, Nebraska, and began teaching at UNL in the Intensive English Program (IEP) as well as in the Credit English as a Second Language (CESL) Program, both of which are housed under Programs in English as a Second Language (PIESL) Department.  He also teaches in the Institute for International Teaching Assistants (ITA) through the Graduate Studies Department helping newly appointed international teaching assistants to better their English and teaching skills as they prepare to teach introductory courses in an American university.  Additionally, he acts as the Activities Coordinator for the IEP.  In his free time, he enjoys making music through playing guitar, harmonica and percussion instruments with friends and engaging in outdoor activities such as fishing, camping and kayaking.


Tim teaches all skills and levels in the PIESL.  He especially enjoys teaching oral presentation and research writing skills to undergraduate and graduate students.

Areas of expertise

Research writing and oral presentation skills.

Degrees and Universities

BA in University Studies, University of Nebraska--Lincoln

Master’s in TESL, University of Arizona

Professional Organizations


TESOL International Association