Elise Harbin has taught English to international students for almost 20 years. During her career, she has taught in Japan and Brazil, studied more than five different languages and worked with students from over 90 different countries and from the ages of 12 to 70. In 2011, she received the Brenda Crowe Exceptional Achievement in Teaching Award from Gadsden State and received an Alabama Community College System Award of Excellence as part of the Class of 2011 Chancellor’s Awards. She has an MA-TESOL degree from The Pennsylvania State University. firstname.lastname@example.org
"I love that as I teach and help students I can learn so much because each student brings his or her own culture, experience and knowledge to the classroom."
Alexis McLean has a Master of Arts (M.A.) in ESL Education from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). She has over a decade of experience living and working abroad, as well as experience working as a Program Manager for international students visiting UAB. A lover of international travel and cultural exchange, she has lived in Dakar, Senegal and London, UK and is fluent in French and Spanish. Her favorite courses to teach are Speaking/Listening and Grammar. email@example.com
“My favorite aspect of my job is that every day presents a new set of challenges. Each student brings a unique background and set of skills to the classroom, and it’s fun to help them connect with English.”
Ron Bagby received his Master of Arts (M.A.) degree in English from the University of Alabama in Birmingham and his Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and Portuguese from the University of Houston. Born and raised in the German-Italian influenced southernmost state of Brazil, he came to the United States at the age of eighteen and found his second home in ALI. firstname.lastname@example.org
"After more than thirty years of teaching over nine thousand ESL students, I still feel that everyday is a fresh, new experience in an atmosphere of unequaled job satisfaction and continuous enlightenment of the benefits that international exchanges provide for this world."
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Megan Mathew, Language Lab Assistant