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 a 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 Institute.
Language teacher training, content-based instruction, curriculum design, language program administration, leadership, technology-enhanced language learning, project-based learning, and intercultural communication.
MA TESOL, Middlebury Institute of International Studies
BA English Language & Literature, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor