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Vit Vanicek

Academic Services Chair

Pronouns: He/Him/His


Building & Room:

Addams Hall, Room 105


830 S. Halsted St.

Office Phone:



I’ve taught English for over 20 years and worked as an IEP instructor in the U.S. for over a decade. I've been teaching at TIE since 2010, and I am still as passionate about my students' improvement as the day I started. I enjoy teaching all levels of proficiency, but my strength lies in teaching academic reading and writing skills. When not on the UIC campus, I enjoy cooking for my family, writing fiction, drawing illustrations, working with wood, distance running, and target archery.

Professional Leadership

Convention Proposal Reviewer 2015-2020, TESOL International


M.A. Cultural Studies, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
Ph.D. English Linguistics: Anglo-American Literary Studies, Charles University, Czech Republic

Licensures and Certifications

CEA Site Reviewer

Professional Memberships

TESOL International

Illinois TESOL/Bilingual English (ITBE)

Selected Presentations

  • Extensive Practice Logs: Beating Routine and Increasing Complexity, Poster Presentation (co-presenter) (2019)
  • The Power of Visualizing in Academic Reading and Writing. (2012)