Marilyn Aten

Adjunct Professor - University Pathways

Year Started at GU: 2016
Phone: 618.664.7077
Email: marilyn.aten@greenville.edu
Areas of Responsibility:

Pathways - ESL courses for International Students

Education:

BA, English, Western Michigan University, 1973
Master of Education, Cedarville University, 2014


Teaching began with eight years of homeschooling my five children. I then taught kindergarten for six years, followed by teaching English to students whose first language was not English.  I also had the privilege of teaching in Taiwan for four years in elementary, junior high school, and high school English classes.  

Courses

Courses vary from session to session, but include Reading and Writing, Language and Vocabulary Development.



Publications and Presentations

Dissertation - 2014 - A Comparison of Teaching Methods in Taiwan for Young Learners of English

Related Experiences


Kindergarten teacher - 6 years
ESOL teacher/facilitator - 7 years
EFL teacher in Taiwan - 4 years

Kindergarten - foundational instruction using A Beka curriculum
ESOL - facilitated classes using vocabulary activities, reading circles, created differentiated instruction for a variety of language acquisition levels
EFL - designed lessons to enhance listening and speaking opportunities for Taiwanese students working with the Taiwan Ministry of Education

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