Rogers received a bachelor’s degree in English from George Washington University and a master’s degree in Applied Linguistics from Teachers College, Columbia University. He has lived and taught English in many places, including New York City, Montreal, Philadelphia, Charleston, SC, Greensboro, NC, and China. In addition to teaching English, he has worked in marketing and business development, and he has served as a school director for an intensive English program.
Jennifer Hickey has taught at the Institute since 2010. She has taught courses ranging from academic preparation to courses for beginners in all skills. Jennifer also has five years experience of tutoring writing for graduate students in fields such as nuclear nonproliferation, public policy and language education.
Julie Krolak holds a M.A. in TESOL from the Institute. Before coming to the Institute, she taught in China, South Korea, and at various universities and language schools in the U.S. She also started and managed her own language schools in the People's Republic of China. Her educational focuses are in the fields of language assessment, pragmatics, and the teaching of reading and vocabulary. When she is not in the classroom, she spends her time doing yoga, hiking, reading, cooking, and traveling.
Adrienne is an alumna of Georgia State University holding a Master's degree in Applied Linguistics as well as an M.Ed in Reading and ESOL. Her previous experience includes teaching in the Intensive English Programs at both Georgia State University and Iowa State University. At the latter, she worked on a large-scale assessment project and developed an interest in item writing for language tests. Adrienne currently teaches classes in all skill areas, but has a particular interest in teaching writing.
Assessment, Teaching of Writing, Online Course Development
Katie is an alumna of Kent State University holding an M.A. in English with a concentration in TESL and a B.A. in Spanish and French.
Katie has taught summer intensive English programs at the Universidad Autόnoma de Morelos in Cuernavaca, Mexico. She taught English for Academic Purposes at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco. During her four years there, she appreciated the opportunity to collaborate with foreign and Moroccan colleagues, refine her approach to teaching reading and writing, and gain administrative experience.
Lisa Leopold has taught at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Illinois Central College, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Joliet Junior College, and at El Centro de la Niña Trabajadora in Quito, Ecuador. Her teaching experience includes instructing university undergraduate and graduate students, community college students, refugees, and children. She has also researched and produced a proposal for an intensive English as a Second Language curriculum for a community college.
English for academic purposes
Courses offered in the past four years.
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▹ indicates offered in the upcoming term[s]
EAPP 8380 - Business Correspondence ▹
The aim of this course is to help you become a more seasoned writer, thinker, and communicator in the business world. In this course, you will analyze the rhetorical conventions of business discourse, learn strategies for tailoring your message to your audience, and revise your work in order to produce finely-tuned business documents such as letters, reports, and e-mail correspondence.
Spring 2015 - MIIS, Spring 2016 - MIIS
EAPP 8394 - Editing Writing
Editing Writing is a course in structural, stylistic, and copy-editing which will help you develop the necessary tools to revise and edit your own writing. We will use short papers from this class and longer papers from your other classes to sharpen your editing skills.
Fall 2015 - MIIS
EAPP 8475 - Professional Presentatn Skills ▹
This course is designed to equip you with the skills and confidence to deliver professional and articulate speeches in English. You will deliver informative, persuasive, panel, training, and commemorative presentations to prepare you for the wide range of speech styles you may encounter in your professions. Consistent practice, analysis of award-winning speeches, and detailed feedback on your performance will provide you with ample opportunity to improve your public speaking skills.
Fall 2014 - MIIS, Spring 2015 - MIIS, Fall 2015 - MIIS, Spring 2016 - MIIS
EAPP 8494 - Advanced Editing Writing
Navigating the Process: Advanced Strategies in Rewriting is a course in rewriting, editing and proofreading available to all qualified international students. The course concentrates on giving non-native speakers of English the necessary tools to edit their own writing. We will use short in- class writing and papers from other classes to sharpen our editing skills.
Students can expect to ...
- learn the strengths and weaknesses in their own writing;
- increase knowledge and understanding of academic English usage;
- enrich style and expression; punctuate correctly;
- write more cohesively (and coherently);
- use transitions more effectively;
- reduce redundancy;
- research and teach a grammar point;
- work in small groups;
- and give and receive written feedback.
Fall 2014 - MIIS
ESLA 8294 - EPTI Preparation
Summer 2015 Language Programs
MA, TESOL, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; BA, Spanish and Psychology, St. Olaf College
"Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity or it becomes the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world." – Paulo Friere, Pedagogy of the Oppressed
“Writing is a form of personal freedom. It frees us from the mass identity we see in the making all around us.” – Don Delillo, American novelist
Advanced Research Writing, Editing Writing, English conversation skills, grammar, rhetoric and composition skills
MATESOL from the Monterey Institute of International Studies
BFA Writing, Literature, and Publishing from Emerson College, Boston