State University of New York at Cortland (TESOL and French)
Having gone to intensive language schools for French and Dutch language learning myself, I understand and can completely identify with a foreign language learning process. I have traveled extensively throughout Europe. I've taught English to French, Dutch, Guatemalan, Dominican, Venezuelan, Chinese, Kurdish, Iranian, Iraqi, Afghan, and Haitian students.
I received a second degree and teaching certification in TESOL and French from SUNY Cortland. My cumulative G.P.A. within the ESL major was a 3.9. While at SUNY Cortland, I took extensive coursework in second language acquisition theory and research in which I am well versed. Having been a student at six intensive language schools for French and Dutch language training, I am acutely aware of what encourages growth and leads to language acquisition.
I want to help my students experience the world in a radically life changing way, just as others have helped me. I want to teach English not for the sake of increasing my students’ language proficiency, but to increase their proficiency as a means to increasing their ability to engage the world. In addition to my English teaching experience, I also have a breath of other experience across different sectors ranging from non-profit, government, politics, recruiting, education, and social work from New York to North Carolina, Washington, D.C. to Alaska. I can integrate these experiences into lessons, using it for meaningful learning within the content of instruction.
Looking forward to hearing from you and how I can help you attain your English language learning goals! Having gone to intensive language schools for French and Dutch language learning myself, I understand and can completely identify with a … Read more
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