As a university-level ESL instructor, Beth specifically teaches research, editing/proofreading, presenting speech writing, and many other various kinds of writing. She has 7 years of experience teaching ESL students and currently teaches at the University of Wisconsin—La Crosse, where she works closely with students of all levels, from novice to advanced. Beth teaches a variety of subjects including reading, writing, speaking, listening, research, and American culture. Her administrative experience within the ESL department has allowed her to write and update placement tests for the university. Beth‘s first-hand experience working with international students has given her the opportunity to train other offices on campus. She has now opened her consulting business to the public and offers seminars and workshops on intercultural communication as well as train-the-trainer programs. Contact her for a list of her most requested workshop topics.
Beth holds a B.A. in English and an M.A. in Education. As a student Beth wrote hundreds of essays and completed extensive research (and actually loved the writing of the research papers!). She also edited numerous research papers, specific to the APA style, for students within a different Master’s in Education program. She is also familiar with MLA and Chicago style formats. Furthermore, Beth is certified to teach both English and English as a Second Language (ESL) in the state of Wisconsin’s public school system. She was the copy editor for the published fiction book Genetic Armageddon: The Birth of the Genetic Apocalypse written by Deswin R. Gbala. She is a member of TESOL and NAFSA, and is completing the NAFSA Academy for international educators. In addition, Beth keeps her Spanish minor fresh by continuing advanced classes and communicating with department staff.