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BILINGUAL LEARNER

Bilingual/ESL/EFL teaching and counseling products that you can't find anywhere else!

 

 

CONTACT ME

Please feel free to email me at bilinguallearner@hotmail.com with any questions or comments you have.  I'd love to hear from you! 
 

 

MY STORY...
After many years of having the frustrating experience of not being able to find the bilingual/ESL/EFL educational or counseling tools I needed, I decided to start creating them myself.   Over the years,  I was inspired when I observed these tools helping young people and helping my colleagues who borrowed them…then I was further inspired by my dad who is happiest when he is starting a new online project to provide others with what they can’t find anywhere else.  These inspirations led me to create this website.  

Read on if you’d like to find out more about me and my “street cred” in making these products...

 
     


I graduated from the University of Maryland in 1994 with a BS in Elementary Education and then from Johns Hopkins soon after with an MS in Counseling.  I taught middle and elementary school for 8 years with the Howard County Public School System in Maryland.  In 2002, I joined the Peace Corps as a teacher trainer to work at a teachers’ college in Mozambique where I developed and taught their English Teacher Preparation Program.  After becoming fluent in Portuguese, I wanted a chance to expand that to Spanish, so I went to Bolivia where I learned Spanish and taught first and sixth grade at a private American-International school.  I was also their ESL resource teacher and it was during these years abroad that I developed many of my ESL lessons, curriculum, and activities.  A few years later, I accepted a job as a bilingual counselor in a Texas public school system, where I currently work.  Our population is predominately Hispanic, with a large percentage of students brand new to the USA--  it was in this capacity that I saw a great need for a "Culture Explorers” group and for Spanish language counseling materials.  I work with a very high-need population in terms of counseling issues, so I’ve developed many of my counseling sessions practices in Texas as well.  When I'm not writing or educating, I enjoy ranch life with my husband and our menagerie of pets- all bilingual, of course!

 
   

FUTURE PRODUCTS IN DEVELOPMENT

Below are some of the products we are working on right now and hope to debut in the next year…

  • ESL in the Middle Volume 2: Lessons Guide for Intermediate ESL/EFL Students
  • ESL for Beginners Culture Explorers Volume Two
  • ESL Songs You Know By Heart
  • “Boys Empowerment” counseling sessions guide
  • DVDs to accompany sessions/curriculum guides
  • Original songs
  • Math activities/curriculum guides
  • Spanish/English picture books
  • And more!

EXCITING NEWS!

Bilingual Learner is FINALLY on Instagram! For the latest developments in the ESL/EFL and counseling worlds, plus lots of pics specific to our adventures in teaching and counseling, follow us @ Bilingual Learner on Instagram!  

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