Faculty & Staff
Dr. Michael Hydak


  • Ph.D., French (Spanish Minor), The University of Texas at Austin
  • M.A., French (Spanish Minor), Middlebury College
  • M.A.T., French/Education, Yale University
  • B.S., History (Philosophy Minor), Fordham College

Teaching Experience

  • English as a Second Language (ESL), Texas Intensive English Program, Austin, Texas, 2011-present
  • ESL, French, and Spanish Tutor, Austin Community College, Austin, Texas, 2015-present
  • French and Spanish (all levels), Austin Community College, 1989-present
  • French, Secondary Education, The University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, 1975-1982
  • French, English, History, Public and Private Schools in Connecticut, 1965-1982
  • English as a Foreign Language, Lycee Moulay Rachid (Kasba Tadla, Morocco), 2005 (Fulbright)
  • English as a Foreign Language, Escuela Normal Superior (Mexico City, Mexico), 2001 (Fulbright)
  • English as a Foreign Language, Lycee Rodin (Paris, France), 1973-1974
  • English as a Foreign Language, La Femme Secretaire (Paris, France), 1963-1964

Related Experience

  • Director, Languages Other Than English, Texas Education Agency, Austin, Texas, 2009-2011
  • Instructional Coordinator, Second Languages and Journalism, Austin Independent School District, 1982-2009
  • Curriculum Committee, AP Table Leader, AP Reader, French, The College Board (New York, NY), 1989-2009
  • Chief Reader, Texas Oral Proficiency Exam (TOPT) in French, Oak Hill Technology (Austin, Texas), 2006-2010
  • Teacher Interviewer, Chinese and Arabic Teachers, The College Board and American Councils Various

Professional Activity

  • Member, Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  • Member, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
  • Member and Former Vice-President, Texas Foreign Language Association (TFLA)
  • Member and Former President, Texas Association for Language Supervision
  • Member and Former Chapter President, American Association of Teachers of French (AATF)
  • Member and Former Chapter Secretary, American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP)
  • Author of over 35 Book Reviews and over 15 Professional Articles
  • Participant, National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar
  • Recipient, Various Scholarships from the French Government and from the AATF for Summer Study Abroad