Ms Smith's interests first began while studying abroad in Chile and tutoring English informally. Upon returning to the U.S., she looked into TESOL as a career option and applied to Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. It was there that she also discovered a love for linguistics, so she chose to pursue both TESOL and Linguistics as areas of study. During her three years at Ball state, she taught part-time as a graduate assistant in the Intensive English Institute. After graduating in 2011, she began working full-time at Ohio Northern and is currently leading English Language Programs through the formal language program accreditation process.
2008-2011 – Graduate Teaching Assistant in the Intensive English Institute at Ball State University. Taught ESL courses part-time with responsibilities on accreditation committees.
2011-Present – Full-time instructor in the Intensive English Program and Accreditation Coordinator for English Language Programs at Ohio Northern University.
B.S. in Spanish and Communication Disorders, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI
M.A. in TESOL/Linguistics, Ball State University, Muncie, IN
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