Lex Michael L. Guiritan

Field of Study / Research: English as a Second Language / Teaching Tagalog

Program: Fulbright - Foreign Language Teaching Assistants (FLTA) Program

Profile

Philippine Affiliation: Agusan National High School, Butuan City

U.S. Affiliation: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Biography
Lex Michael is a graduate of Master of Arts in Teaching English at Father Saturnino Urios University. He earned his Degree in Bachelor of Secondary Education Major in English at Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan. Prior to his education degree, he studied Bachelor of Music at Silliman University College of Performing Arts in Dumaguete City and at the University of Santo Tomas Conservatory of Music in Manila. He is connected with the Department of Education – Agusan National High School Senior High School Department. Lex is also a scriptwriter to various events in the city such as the Mutya Hong Butuan, the Balik-Butuanon (BBY2k) and etc. He is a former Theater Arts Facilitator at the Special Program in the Arts and has recently presented his paper on language studies and the performing arts during the Doing of Research in Applied Linguistics 3 / 19th English in South-east Asia Conference (DRAL3/19th ESEA) held at King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi in Bangkok, Thailand. Currently, he is a candidate to the degree, Doctor of Philosophy in Education Major in Applied Linguistics at the University of the Immaculate Conception in Davao City.

Other areas of interest: Music, Theater and Performing Arts, and Research Singing, Scriptwriting, Playwriting, Directing and Stage Management
Educational Background
Post – Graduate School:
  • Completed Academic Requirements (CAR)
    Doctor of Philosophy in Education (Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics)
    Major in Applied Linguistics
    University of the Immaculate Conception
    Father Selga St., Davao City
    November 2016 to present
Graduate School:
  • Master of Arts in Teaching English (MATEng)
    Butuan City
    March 2016
    Thesis Title: The Artistic Interests, Learning Styles and Preferred English Teaching Strategies of the Students in the Special Program in the Arts (SPA)
College:
  • Bachelor of Secondary Education (English)
    Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan
    Cagayan de Oro City
    March 2013
Training & Leadership Workshops
Participant
SANAYGURO 2016 Masterclasses for Drama
National Specialized Arts Skills Training for SPA Teachers
University of the Philippines
Los Banos, Laguna

Participant, Theater Arts
SANAYGURO 2015
National Specialized Arts Skills Training for SPA
Davao City

Participant
ARTS MANAGEMENT INTENSIVES
Xavier University Little Theater
June 2015

Participant and Presenter
First Regional Center Workshop of Philippine Choral Directors’ Association CARAGA
October 2014

Participant
In-service Training for Teachers of English
Division Training Center
DepEd Butuan City Division
October 20 – 22, 2014

Participant
Proper Citation Seminar
Father Saturnino Urios University
September 13 to 14, 2014

Participant
MALIKHAING GURO
1st International Culture-based Education Conference
Los Banos, Laguna
July 2014

Participant
National Training of Trainers for Grade 9 MAPEH
DepEd Ecotech, Lahug, Cebu City
April 2014

Participant
Qualitative Research Forum
November 24, 2013

Participant
CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT TRAINING
Father Saturnino Urios University
May 2013

Participant
Action Research Seminar
Father Saturnino Urios University
August 2014

Participant
Research Forum
Father Saturnino Urios University
May 4, 2013
Awards
Leadership Certificate
President
School of Education Literary and Communication Society
Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan

Most Proficient in English Language
In-Campus Internship
Xavier University High School

COACH, Champion
Student Teacher Tandem Variety Show Contest
2016 World Teachers’ Day Celebration
Butuan City

COACH, Champion
1st BCWD Variety Show Competition
Robinsons Atrium
Butuan City

COACH, Champion
Panrehiyong Patimpalak sa Pag-awit ng Kundiman
Caraga State University
Butuan City

COACH, 1st runner-up
26th BCWD Local Oratorical Contest
LJ Mega Convention Center
Butuan City