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William Trudeau, MA-TESL

Executive Director of English Language Programs
English Language Program
Clark Hall 130
525 S. Main Street
Ada, OH 45810
Ext. 1016
419 772-1013

Mr. Trudeau began teaching English after a sabbatical in the Russian Far East at what was then the International Pedogical Institute (now the Northeastern State University) in Magadan in 1993.  After establising ESL courses in the Learning Center of the University of Alaska Southeast and encouraging international student enrollments there, he entered graduate study at Northern Arizona University and graduated with the MA-TESL degree in Applied Linguistics in 2000.

Mr. Trudeau taught for three years at Koç University in Istanbul, Turkey, eight years teaching in and directing the International English Program at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Missouri and is now beginning a fourth year as Executive Director of English Language Programs and instructor in the IEP at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio.

Professional Experience: 

1988-1998, Assistant Campus Director with responsibilities for the the Humanities and the Learning Center at the Univeristy of Alaska Southeast, Ketchikan, AK.

1993-94, Sabbatical at the International Pedagogical University in Magadan, Russia, teaching Western Philosophy and tutoring in English.

MA-TESL with concentration in Applied Linguistics, Northern Arizona University, 2000.  Taught two years in the English First Year Composition Program and for one year in the Intensive English Program.

2000-2003, Instructor in the English Language Center of Koç University, Istanbul, Turkey.  

2003-2011, Director of the Intensive English Program, Missouri Southern State University, Joplin, MO.

2011-current, Executive Director of English Language Programs, Ohio Northern University, Ada, OH.

Also taught summer programs for middle schoolers at Yinghao College, Conghua, Guangdong Province, China. 


B.A. Adrian College, Adrian, MI

MTh Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX

MA-TESL Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ.


Teaching Interests: 

Use of non-classroom interactions in supporting English learning:

  • Toastmasters,
  • Service Learning,
  • Conversational Partnering

Writing for an audience in support of English learning:

  • reporting, editiing and preparing for print:  newsletters


Research Interests: 

Language Change and Stability in the Development of Modern English

Role of Reading in Language Development

English Language Programs

Clark Hall 129
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
Monday: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed