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ESL Department Co-Chair, Associate Professor
A.A., William Rainey Harper College, Palatine, IL
B.A., English, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
M.A., Intercultural Studies - emphasis in TESOL, Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL
"Because I can understand the challenges of living in another country and learning a new language, I am committed to seeing my students succeed not only in their language proficiency, but also in their overall success as they make the United States their home. I have taught a wide-range of courses within the ESL department since 1996, and I have a special interest in English grammar and English for business."
TESOL & ESL Endorsement Certificate Coordinator, Professor
B.A., Spanish, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
M.A., Linguistics, American University, Washington, D.C.
ESL Department Co-Chair, Professor
B.A., Economics, Shanghai University of International Business and Economics, Shanghai, China
M.A., English: Language and Professional Writing, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
B.Ed., Faculty of Education, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
"I firmly believe that education is a lifelong endeavor and that teaching is a privilege to inspire my students on and through this journey, one step at a time. It has been one of my greatest pleasures to empower my students with better English skills so they are able to reach their academic, professional, and personal goals."
B.A., Psychology, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
M.A., Linguistics, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago,IL
B.A., Comparative Literature, Spanish minor,
University of Massachusetts at Amherst, MA
M.A., English and TESOL, California State University at Sacramento, CA
Ph.D., English: Rhetoric and Linguistics, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA
B.A. Spanish and Political Science, College of Wooster, Wooster, OH
M.A. Applied Linguistics / TESOL, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
"Harper College is a great place to learn English, and a great place to teach. I love helping students to master English and reach their goals."
B.A., English and French Language, Literature, and Methodology, West University of Timisoara, Romania
M.A., TESOL, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Ph.D., Applied Linguistics, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
"I think education is a process that entails enthusiasm and rigor and that should foster learner autonomy and critical thinking. I view teachers as resources rather than as the only sources of information, and students as active participants to the learning process; along the same lines, I believe that learning does not end, but begins in the classroom and continues in all the social contexts in which students participate."
B.A., International Studies, Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, IL
M.A., Applied Linguistics, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
B.S.L.A. in German, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
M.A. in German, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Graduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL
"Teaching language and culture is my passion! I like to watch students gain skills that give them new opportunities and encourage them to be global citizens. I believe that language classes should be fun, useful, and interactive. In my classes, students can expect to be supported to do their best work and challenged to try new things with language."
Liberal Arts Placement and Testing Manager
B.A., Speech Communications, Otterbein College, Westerville, OH
M.A., Adult Education - Developmental Studies, National-Louis University, Chicago, IL
Diploma in Social Science, Stockholm University Graduate School, Stockholm, Sweden
Ed.D., Community College Leadership, National-Louis University, Chicago, IL
ESL Student Advisor
A.A., Kyunghee University, Seoul, South Korea
B.S., International Business and French, North Park University, Chicago, IL
M.A., TESL, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL
CALL Lab and Resources Coordinator
B.A., English Literature, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
M.A.T. Secondary Education, Language Arts, ESL Endorsement, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL
Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL
B.A., Elementary Education, National-Louis University, Elgin, IL
ESL/Bilingual Endorsement, Illinois State University, IL
"I strive to ignite the spark of curiosity and lifelong learning. As humans we never stop evolving, we never stop learning, and we never stop growing. As an educator and a staff member at Harper College I want to help foster and contribute to that evolution, that learning, and that growth."
Language Lab Technician
William Rainey Harper College, Palatine, IL