Silvana Dushku worked as an English language faculty and teacher trainer in Europe for eight years. She obtained an M.A. degree in TESL and a Ph.D. in Education/SLATE at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. For about two decades, she has been involved in English language teaching at all levels, IEP administration, curriculum development, and teacher training. She has studied seven foreign languages, as language learning is her passion. She has a strong interest in teaching and researching vocabulary and spoken English, teacher professionalization, applied corpus linguistics, and blended learning.
Joanne is the Assistant Director of the Community Language Program and the TESOL Certificate Program. She has a B.A. in Communication and Philosophy from Rutgers University and is currently enrolled in Instructional Technology and Media graduate program from Teachers College.
Helen is the Program Coordinator of the CLP and the TESOL Certificate Program. She has a B.A. in Linguistics from Rutgers University and is a recent graduate of Teachers College with a M.A. in Applied Linguistics. She has lived abroad most of her life -- South Korea, England, and Romania -- and learned as many as 8 languages. She has experience teaching English in South Korea and China, as well as teaching ESL at the CLP. Her professional interests include sociolinguistics and second language assessment.