Michelle Vargo

Michelle Vargo

Instructor of ESL

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B.A. -- Marygrove College, Detroit, Michigan (Sociology) 2005
M.A. -- Madonna University, Livonia, Michigan (TESOL) 2009

Teaching Experience

Divine Word College: IELI - 2013 – present
Language Center International: ESL Curriculum Coordinator 2012-2013
Language Center International: ESL Instruction - 2010-2013
Tutor ABC: Online ESL Instruction – 2009
Macomb Community College: ESL & Spanish Tutor - 1999-2001

Classes Taught at DWC

IELI: All Skills, American Culture and Geography, Communication, Creative Writing,  Grammar, Listening/Speaking, Test Taking Skills, Vocabulary, Writing

Professional Interests

Wiki technologies in the ESL classroom
Social Media in the ESL classroom

Professional Presentations

“Creating ESL Authors: Textless Books in Academic Writing.” MIDTESOL Annual Conference, October 2018
“Rich Internet Applications in the ESL Classroom.” MIDTESOL Professional Development Conference, April 2015
“Enhancing Student-Centered Learning: Applications for ESL from Reggio Emilia.” MITESOL Annual Conference, October 2012
“The GI Bill: Boon or Bust for Detroit Area World War II Veterans?” Academic Symposium, Marygrove College, 2005

Professional Affiliations

Michigan Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
Mid-America Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages

Intercultural Experience

Spain (study abroad): 2003
Ecuador (study abroad): 2002
Germany: 1994 - 1997

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