ESL is in my blood. My mother arrived in the United States at age 18 with almost no English skills. I've taught ESL/EFL students in the private sector for almost 20 years now, both here and in South Korea. I currently teach adult international students at an Intensive English Program in Oklahoma.
My lessons are centered around student-directed discoveries such as linguistic investigations and employ communicative activities and cooperative learning. Group/pair work is heavily emphasized with students taking the lead as much as possible. The goal for the majority of my students is to pass an English-proficiency exam to get into university, so I teach academic English as well as basic survival English. What I create for TpT reflects that.
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Oklahoma state certification: English 5-12, ESL PK-12; (2015-2020)
M.Ed. in Bilingual/TESL Education in 2013
100 hour TEFL Certification in 2007
BA in English in 1997
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When not teaching or TpTing, I am into gardening, yoga, and snuggling with my dog.
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