For over a decade, I have provided services in language instruction. I am a member of TESOL International Association. I own my own business which provides consulting services for training in areas of language arts and specialized safety training. As a language instructor, I have participated in TESOL International conferences and taught English (ESL) sessions in China, Thailand and USA. I have a company that provides consulting services for IT network design, on-site environmental power qua... [more]
My undergraduate major in Foreign Language includes German and Spanish. As part of my undergraduate work, I studied "Hoch-deutsch intensive Kurs" in Berlin and submitted papers on the experience and culture of the city. I have also returned to Germany many times for engineering assignments. In 2007 I completed a capstone project involving research of works on German printmakers, as well as translation work on 15th Century German writings. In addition to scholarly research work, I have worked on power system site audits for several German Companies which involved communicating with non-English speaking Engineers.
I have a Masters Degree in Education specializing in TESOL from Framingham State University class of 2011, and have an undergraduate degree in Foreign Languages, German and Spanish. I have studied, lived and worked in Latin America, Spain and Germany. I also have advanced certificates in Spanish and German from GLS Sprachenzentrum, Berlin, and Escuela Montalban, Granada, Spain.
My experience in teaching ESL goes back over a decade. While in graduate school, I volunteered with other students to teach English to immigrants through a program at a church in Milford, MA. The students mostly were native Spanish speakers at the beginning level. Since then, I have been teaching at several levels at a Technical school in Marlborough, and day classes for several semesters at a Language Institute . I have also taught group and private ESL sessions at a Russian Center. Besides local sessions, I have taught ESL in China, Latin America and Thailand. The level of students varies from beginner to advanced, and I work to select the proper level of material for each student.