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Ms. Elinor Amlen has been an adjunct in the Communications Skills department since 1994, and also briefly in the Humanities department. Ms. Amlen has also taught at the Borough of Manhattan Community College. Ms. Amlen is a native New Yorker who has traveled all over the world to every continent on earth. She loves the diversity of the students at LaGuardia and has enjoyed the interchange of culture.
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Angeles Balestra is an Adjunct Lecturer at LaGuardia Community College and Queensborough Community College in the Program of Modern Languages and Literatures. She holds an AA in Liberal Arts from Nassau Community College (2000) a BS in Education from St. John’s University (2003) and MA in Spanish Language and Literature from St. John’s University (2008) with Certification in Latin America and Caribbean Studies and minor in Italian Language and Literature (2018). Her scholarly awards and recognition include the 1999 Dean’s List at Nassau Community College. In May 2000, Angeles Balestra was a recipient of NCC Foundation Academic Area Award in Foreign languages (Italian and Spanish). From May 2001 to 2002 she was the Dean’s List for Academic excellence in the School of Education (2001- 2002), and is listed in the United States Achievement Academic National Collegiate Awards, Vol.XVIII, and All- American Scholar Yearbook, Vol.19.
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“Maxine Berger has been an adjunct lecturer in the Academic ESL Program since 2000. In addition, she teaches courses in the United Nations English Language Programme. She has a BA with a concentration in French from Bucknell University. She also holds an MA in French from Teachers College, Columbia University and an MA in TESOL from Hunter College. She is the co-author, with Martha Siegel, of the book New Land, New Language, published by New Readers Press in 2006 and the co-author, with Willie Mays, of the book Willie Mays, “Play Ball!” published by Simon & Schuster. She has an extensive background in the book publishing industry.”
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Yatsen Chan is a native of Brownsville, Texas, who has spent practically all of his adult life working in South Texas, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and New York as an ESL/EFL teacher and as a translator from Chinese to English and from Spanish to Chinese for Hong Kong-based film publications. He has taught at public schools in Texas, at Feng Chia University in Taiwan, at the Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY, and at LaGuardia Community College. While a university instructor in Taiwan back in the late seventies, he co-authored, with Peter J. Gallery, an EFL text called The Way We Say It. He has also co-authored, with the Taiwanese writer Li Pu-er, a Chinese-language short story called “Those Cosmopolitan Liberals and the White Man’s Burden.
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Lamees got the MA from Cairo University in 2008 from Department of English Language and Literature in Comparative Literature. She started her academic career in 2003. She worked with college level students in Egypt. She taught language and literature courses at The Faculty of Arts, Banha University, Egypt. In New York, she worked as a script writer for a well known Arabic weekly Show which is directed to the Arab American in the US & Canada Now she is teaching Arabic language and literature at both Laguardia CC and John Jay College.
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Robert Flaucher has been an adjunct lecturer at LaGuardia for over 4 years. He also teaches at Montclair State University and Queens College. He was born deaf to a hearing family and learned ASL as his first language at the Fremont California School for the Deaf in the San Francisco Bay Area. He truly appreciates nature, diverse cultures, food, and travel. He loves New York City and has been a resident for 12 years. He holds a BA in Environmental Studies from Hunter College and an MBA in Sustainability from Bard College.
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Richard Furlong started his teaching career at a private language school in Istanbul in the summer of 1996. After a bit over three years in Turkey, he relocated to Japan, where for the next five years he taught EFL to primary, secondary, and tertiary students at Hiroshima University and affiliated elementary and junior high schools. While in Japan, he was the Hiroshima area coordinator of English Teachers in Japan and a member of the editorial board for its publications, The ETJ Journal and Snakes and Ladders. This was followed by a brief stint at the British Council in Tunis before joining the CUNY system, first at Hostos Community College, then at LaGuardia. Furlong began his university education as a nuclear engineering major at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, from which he transferred to City College to complete a BA in English literature. He was awarded an MA from the University of Leicester (UK), where he specialized in second language acquisition. Beside LaGuardia, Mr. Furlong also teaches at BMCC and Pace University.
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Rui Huang is an graduate student in Computational Linguistics at the Graduate Center, CUNY. She earned her undergraduate degree from Beijing International Studies University in Korean Studies, with a minor in Jurisprudence. Her research interests are language acquisition and machine learning in part of speech tagging.
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Eunji Kim earned the BA degree in Foreign Language and Literature from the University of Delaware with a Three-Language Concentration. Upon earning the degree, she gained experience working as a multilingual translator at an international corporation for a number of years. After earning the MA degree in Applied Linguistics at Teachers College, Columbia University, Eunji taught English and foreign languages at different institutions. Also, she partook in diverse projects ranging from developing language curriculum and assessment to coordinating academic or cultural events. At LaGuardia Community College, she is currently instructing an Elementary Korean course. Her research interests include sociolinguistics, language assessment, and language learning curriculum development.
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David Levin has been a City and State certified ESL teacher for the New York City Board of Education for 30 years. His licenses are in both elementary and secondary ESL. He has taught ESL from the kindergarten level through twelfth grade. He received his BA and MS degrees from Queens College, an MA in ESL from Adelphi University, and a doctorate from St. John’s University. His specialty in the high schools is preparation of ESL students for the New York State Regents English Examination. At St. John’s University, where he has taught since 1988, his expertise is teaching English to business majors. At LaGuardia, where he has been an adjunct since 1989, he has taught all ESL levels and presently specializes in preparing the ESL students for the ACT Examination..
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Lewis Ni has been teaching academic ESL at LaGuardia since 1990. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the Foreign Language Institute in Luyang, China and a Certificate of ESL Service from Baruch College, CUNY. He also has a Bilingual Certificate of English and Chinese for the New York City Public Schools. Before coming here, he was an English instructor at Shanghai University, China, where he taught a full range of EFL courses and provided complete interpreting and translating services to visiting US delegations. He worked as an interpreter for the Sino-American Conference on Education, CUNY, in 1995 and 2004. His publications include Meiguo Fengqing Lu, which is a Chinese translation of the book Miscellaneous Scenes of America, and articles in Chinese periodicals based on Voice of America broadcasts.
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Martha Siegel has been an adjunct lecturer at LGCC since 1999. She has an MSW from Columbia University and an MA in TESOL from Hunter College. She is the co-author, with Maxine Berger, of the book, New Land, New Language, an ESL workbook based on true immigrant stories of past residents of the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, published by New Readers Press in 2006. Prior to teaching ESL, she worked as a psychiatric social worker, specializing in children and families. Later, she had her own business of representing fabric designers to the fashion and home furnishings trade. She has taught in several departments at LGCC: TELC, English, Communication Skills, and currently in ELA, and has taught courses in many ESL skills (Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing, and Vocabulary.) She loves working with the diverse student body of LAGCC.
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Paula Teitelbaum holds a BA in Spanish and Russian from SUNY at Buffalo and an MA in TESOL from Teachers College, Columbia University. She first taught ESL at TELC 1980-1991. She also taught ESL and Spanish as a foreign language as well as a heritage language for the NYC DOE at the secondary level. She returned to LaGuardia to teach ESL in the ELA department in 2010. Paula’s other languages are Polish, Yiddish and Hebrew. In addition to teaching ESL she is also well known as a Yiddish teacher in New York City and beyond.
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Kyoko M. Toyama, a native of Tokyo, Japan, teaches all levels of Japanese in the ELA Department. She is also a Professor in the department of Counseling at LaGuardia and has been teaching and counseling students in the College Discovery program and serving as supervisor for graduate students in counseling for more than twenty years. She has conducted training workshops in the areas of cross-cultural counseling and her research interests are college students’ retention and persistence and women’s psychological development, particularly related to Asian/Asian American women. She has an MA and MEd from Teachers College, Columbia University, and a PhD from New York University, both in Counseling Psychology. Kyoko is s former Board member of Asian American Research Institute of CUNY. When not working, she is a drummer and an instructor of taiko (Japanese drum).
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