Welcome to my electronic portfolio! My name is Linda and I love to teach ESL. As an undergraduate student at the University of California, Santa Barbara I studied history and Spanish literature. My enthusiasm for learning about all things related to history led me on a path to teaching. The next logical step was for me to become a history teacher. As I pursued my social science credential at the California State University, Sacramento, I realized that there was a high need for ESL instruction.
Working with diverse students in a United States history class that was specially designed academic instruction in English class (SDAIE) meant that I needed to have a better foundation in second language acquisition and learning so that I could effectively serve my students. Thus, I decided to persue a master's degree in TESOL at Teachers College, Columbia University. I have had the privilege to work with students from all over the world at TC. I invite you to explore my e-folio where you will find lesson plans, syllabi, and other materials I have developed while teaching ESL. Thank you for visiting!