Welcome to 2014!
To read the website for a specific class, click on the class name above. Each one has class information, study links, and much more.
Other Useful Links:
Even if you are a continuing student, check out the Panther Tracks webpage. You'll probably learn something interesting.
Some More Information about Me...
I have taught in Oregon, Washington, California, China, and Japan. In China, I spent 2 years in the English department of Nanfang Yejin Xueyuan, a college in Ganzhou City, Jiangxi Province. I didn't speak Chinese well before going there, and in such a small city, almost nobody spoke English. I had to learn to speak Chinese by being brave and practicing every day. In Japan, I taught in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture for about 1 year, and again I had to learn Japanese by talking to ordinary people every day - shopping, going to the bank, mailing letters and riding on the bus. I remember these experiences every day as I teach. I remember the feeling of being surrounded by a new language, feeling shy some days, sometimes learning fast and sometimes learning slowly. I think this helps me be a better teacher.
My master's degree is in linguistics, the study of language as a whole. I studied at UCSC in Santa Cruz, California, which is an amazing university. Language is so interesting to me! I am enjoying watching my daughter, Echo, learn to speak English, too.
Many people ask what country I am from. Actually, I am an American: I was born in L.A., California. My family is from Mexico, however, so I am Mexican-American, and I'm proud of both countries.
I look forward to meeting you!