Profile for Jennifer Pierce

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Specialty area(s)

TESOL; English as a world language; grammar and pronunciation; cultural identities and language.

Brief biography

Born and raised in St. Louis, MO, I studied Sociology and Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) in the city. I taught ESL to K-6 students for four years in St. Paul, then moved to La Crosse in the fall of 2019 to teach ESL in Holmen. I have tutored adults since 2013, both in and outside of the United States, from various language backgrounds including Hmong, Karen, Somali, Tigrinya, Punjabi, Mandarin, Korean, Japanese, Arabic, French, Spanish, Hindi, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, Greek, and Tagalog. I enjoy learning about language; the global impact of English as a world language fascinates me. I travel often and have been to 42 countries so far. Two regions of the world I am looking forward to visiting next are East Africa and South America. I love everything about traveling including learning about new cultures, eating new foods, and hearing the stories of each person I meet. 

Current courses at UWL

ESL 102: Appreciation of the Arts

ESL 103: Health & Wellness 

ESL 110: Telling Your Story

ESL 111: Reading the Region

ESL 150: Wisconsin & Its People

ESL 250: Issues & Controversies in the United States

ESL 251: Reading about Data

Education

MA, Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL); Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL); Webster University in St. Louis, MO

BA, Sociology; University of Missouri, St. Louis