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Faculty

The faculty of the English language Institute are dedicated professionals in the field of language learning. All hold advanced degrees in English, linguistics or related fields and have considerable work experience in teaching English as a second language.

Director

Amy Hoffman

Amy
  • M.Ed. Educational Technology, University of Hartford
  • TESOL/TEFL Certification, Oxford Seminars
  • B.A. English, Connecticut College
  • Personal interests include music, art and running

Instructors

Scott Bennett

Scott
  • M.S. TESOL, Central Connecticut State University
  • B.A. Psychology, University of Connecticut
  • Personal interests include cooking, computer programming, learning languages, hiking, learning how to do new things, and creating digital music

Fiona Eytan

Fiona

  • M.A. TESOL, University of London
  • B.A. German Language and Literature, University of Manchester (U.K.)

Judy Lee

Judy

  • M.Ed. TESOL, Rhode Island College
  • B.A. English, California State University at Los Angeles
  • A.A. English, Pasadena City College
  • Personal interests include reading, online courses, languages, Sudoku puzzles, cooking/baking and traveling

Susan Shapiro

Susan

  • TESOL Graduate Coursework, Central Connecticut State University
  • Graduate Secondary English Education Certification, St. Joseph College
  • M.A. English, Trinity College
  • B.A. Psychology, Central Connecticut State University
  • Teaching Certification - Secondary English (015), TESOL(111)
  • Personal interests include reading, languages, crossword puzzles, golf, walking

Joana Yoo

Joana

  • M.A. TESOL, Fairfield University
  • B.A. International Studies, Russian Studies and Spanish, CCSU
  • Personal interests include sewing, photography, traveling, gardening and reading to her children