Patricia first became interested in the field of language education based on her own language learning experience. She found that learning French as a school requirement was not nearly as motivating as learning Italian in an effort to engage with the Italian people and culture. After working as a software trainer in Silicon Valley, Patricia taught English as foreign language in Milan and Rome, Italy. Her love of teaching eventually led her to pursue her master's degree in TESOL here at the Monterey Institute.
Courses offered in the past four years.
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▹ indicates offered in the upcoming term[s]
EDUC 8500 - Principls/Practices Lang Tchng
Provides an overview of language teaching and learning principles from both historic and current perspectives. Illustrates application of teaching principles through practical examples.
Spring 2011 - MIIS, Spring 2013 - MIIS
EDUC 8505 - Intro to Classroom Observation
Develops skills in classroom observation and an understanding of observation as a fundamental professional development and research activity.
Fall 2010 - MIIS, Spring 2011 - MIIS, Fall 2011 - MIIS
Language teacher training, content-based instruction, curriculum design, language program administration, leadership, technology-enhanced language learning, project-based learning, and intercultural communication.
MA TESOL, Monterey Institute of International Studies
BA English Language & Literature, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor