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Since 1989 I have been teaching ESL in the United States; I have been at Johnson & Wales since 1999.”

Bio

After graduating with BA + MA degrees from Louisiana State University in French language and literature, I taught French at a 4-year private college in the United States before moving abroad. First I taught English in France, and then in Brazil at both private courses and universities.

Since 1989 I have been teaching ESL in the United States; I have been at Johnson & Wales since 1999. I pursued further professional development through non-degree credits in Applied Linguistics and TESOL at Teachers College of Columbia University in New York. I also earned a Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from Salve Regina International Summer School in Newport, Rhode Island. 

I regularly attend conferences on teaching English to speakers of other languages, including the International TESOL Conventions. I have given presentations with colleagues from Johnson & Wales at both TESOL International Conventions and at regional TESOL conferences, as well as at the Two Year College Association (TYCA) Conference.

Sample Courses

  • ESL 1020 Inter-Level Oral Communication
  • ESL 1032 Advanced-Level Reading

Recent Presentations

  • “Collaborative Play, Language and Literary Analysis,” TYCA Northeast Conference, Hartford, Conn., 2016. Authors: Margaret Shaw + Geraldine Wagner.
  • “Collaborating Beyond Cultural and Linguistic Borders: An Interdisciplinary Approach,” TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo, 2016. Authors: Margaret Shaw, Geraldine Wagner + Ann Schroth.
  • “Interdisciplinary Collaboration: Renewing Motivation for Students and Faculty,” TYCA Northeast Conference, Lancaster, Penn., 2015. Authors: Margaret Shaw, Geraldine Wagner + Ann Schroth.