Current Courses

Fall 2021

  • ELI 130-001
    Skill Building Reading I
    Location: UUCE 148 (UUCE 148)
  • ELI 210-001
    Skill Building Grammar II
    Location: UUCE 132 (UUCE 132)
  • ELI 320-001
    Skill Building Writing III
    Location: UUCE 142 (UUCE 142)
  • ELI 320-002
    Skill Building Writing III
    Location: UUCE 124 (UUCE 124)
  • ELI 610-002
    Intermediate Grammar II
    Location: UUCE 128 (UUCE 128)
  • ELI 642-001
    Oral Proficiency
    Location: UUCE 128 (UUCE 128)
  • ELI 741-004
    Academic Listening/Speaking
  • ELI 850-002
    College Success II
    Location: UUCE 242 (UUCE 242)

Summer 2021

Teaching Philosophy

I strongly believe that as a professional educator in the field of second language teaching, one of my primary responsibilities is to provide my students with as much authentic use of the target language as possible.  Another responsibility is to expose my students to the culture of the target language during classroom instruction.  I accomplish this by my choice of materials which I utilize in the classroom.  The text or texts I choose to utilize in the classroom must be compiled by a native or native–like speaker and also published in the native country of the target language.  Materials other than the text (e.g., periodicals, videos, etc.) that are used must also be native in origin.  I believe that the use of authentic materials enhances the four skills needed for language learning:  listening, reading, speaking, and writing; by giving learners the opportunity to create using the target language as it is used in the target culture. By introducing learners to the target language in such ways, I believe that students develop the motivation to learn the target language for personal, rather than for academic reasons (i.e., “fulfilling a requirement”), and will most likely improve their overall linguistic proficiency in all four skill areas.

Pedagogical Publications

  • Fostering Independence in Your Intermediate Level Students . Presentation released, 10/23/2004.
  • Stop Being the “Wet-Nurse” Writing Teacher: Fostering Independence in Your Intermediate Level Students . Presentation submitted, 10/23/2004.
  • Stop Being the Wet-Nurse Writing Teacher: Fostering Independence in Your Intermediate Level Students . Presentation accepted, 10/23/2004.