John McClain


John McClain, BA in Philosophy (UC Berkeley) and MA in Comparative Literature (SFSU), has taught TESOL and English (composition, reading, and literature) since the mid-1980’s. He lived and taught in Japan for eight and a half years. In California, he has been a teacher at Cañada College, in downtown San Francisco, and at Imperial Valley College. He currently teaches at College of the Desert. Long active in publishing and teachers’ professional organizations, Mr. McClain chaired a regional ESL conference for CATESOL, and he has presented on techniques in grammar instruction statewide, writing reviews of Japanese literature (in translation). Other interests include world travel and theories of scientific and critical thinking.