TESOL Technology: About Me
A place to share ideas, resources and projects related to Computer Assisted Language Learning for ESL teachers and students.

About Me

Hello, my name is Alicia Slater. I graduated with a BA in Early Childhood and Elementary education from Evangel University, in Springfield, MO in 2005. I decided to go back to school when I realized I wanted to teach English abroad. I am currently a TESOL graduate student at St. Michael's College in Colchester, VT. I also work at St. Michael's College as a Resident Director (RD) which puts me in constant contact with the undergraduate sector and their craving for the newest technology, thus, my newest interest in the CALL (Computer Assisted Language Learning) course I am currently taking.

I am especially excited to be moving into a new area as part of my RD job, which will allow me to work more with our international students. I currently spent the last year working with first-year students and loved it tremendously and have been placed in the Suites next year, which is the area where most international students live. I love conversing with and building relationships with the students in my building, especially those that are from different countries, cultures,  and language backgrounds.

I've been working on learning Haitian Creole spurred on by several trips to Haiti in which I have volunteered at the Royal Palm Children’s Home, which happens to have a very small school attached to the property. I have made connections with the school principal and would love to return and work within their school teaching English.

My hobbies include traveling, reading, hanging out with family and friends, and anything sports related (I love to hike!). I find strength in my faith and would love to incorporate social justice into my experience abroad while teaching English.

Here is a video that shows my love for the outdoors, adventure and traveling; it is my whitewater trip down the gorgeous Ayung River in Bali, Indonesia.

1 comment:

Christine Bauer-Ramazani said...

You've been to Bali, Alicia? Me too! We'll have to talk about this most wonderful of islands! What is the ominous blue thing that you're about to raft into in the picture???