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Community English & Community Language Programs

Staff Bio

  • Interim Academic Coordinator

    Nadja Tadic is a the Interim Academic Coordinator and a CLP Fellow. She has taught English in foreign and second language contexts for five years. She has worked as an academic writing, advisor, TOEFL prep instructor and English integrated skills teacher. Her research interests lie in classroom interaction and encouraging student autonomy and participation. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Applied Linguistics at Teachers College.
  • Programs Manager

    Roy Mateus is the Program Manager of the CLP and TESOL Certificate Program with 15 years of experience.  Roy worked for Columbia Business School for 13 years as an officer in the Marketing Division, as Coordinator in Human Resources, and as assistant Coordinator for the Adjunct Faculty Center. Later Roy transferred to Teachers College, where he became the Program Assistant for TESOL-LING.  Roy speaks several languages and is currently a part-time student pursuing his B.S. in Geoscience.

  • Programs Assistant

    Taymy casoTaymy J. Caso is the Community Language & TESOL Certificate Programs Assistant. She is a student in the Masters Clinical Psychology program at TC working on her Integrative . Her graduate work and research interests include (1) construction of gender identity and sexual orientation among gender nonconforming communities, and (2) adverse psychosocial outcomes associated with oppression/prejudice of gender variant persons, including those identifying on the LGBTQQ-IA spectrum. Prior to attending Teachers College, Taymy earned her B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy. In addition, she has worked in Information Technology and in the Newspaper Industry.

  • Fellow

    Farah Akbar is a CLP Fellow. She has taught EFL in Pakistan for 4 years and ESL in the U.S. for 5 years. In addition to teaching at the CLP, she teaches Introduction to Second Language Acquisition in the TESOL/AL Programs at Teachers College and has served as a peer-coach at the TESOL Summer Certificate Program. She has also taught at the M.A. Program in the City University of New York (CUNY). Her research interests include computer-mediated communication (CMC) in second language acquisition, especially error correction via CMC, and technology-assisted language teaching and learning. Farah is currently pursuing her doctorate in Applied Linguistics at Teachers College.
  • Fellows

    Sian Barbara Morgan is the CLP Fellow with extensive teaching experience, she has worked as a French teacher in Coventry (UK), and later as an English lecturer in Italy at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. She is also a certified speaking and writing examiner for Cambridge ESOL and British Council IELTS. Sian's main research interests include second language writing, discourse analysis, learner corpora and performance assessment. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate at Teachers College.

  • Fellow (Incoming Fall 2014)

    Andrew Schenck is a CLP Fellow. He has served as an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) instructor for over 15 years in South Korea. During this period, he has taught a variety of courses concerning subject areas such as TOEFL, English literature, and EFL writing. He has also trained preservice and inservice teachers, helping them to become better educators through the application of theoretical concepts to practice. While working in South Korea, Andrew has earned a master’s degree in Educational Foundations and a second master’s degree in TESOL. He has also published a variety of articles exploring Second Language Acquisition, writing evaluation, the use of English corpora, and multicultural education