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Rita Wong, M.A.
ESLL Instructor

Language Arts Division
     ESLL
     wongrita@fhda.edu

Foothill campus

Comments:
I love to learn, and I love to teach! I especially enjoy helping students uncover the mysteries of English and make this new language theirs.

Course information:
ESLL 248 is an online class devoted to helping students who have used English for a long time but still need some help with the grammar of writing. The online format makes it possible for busy students to fit this class into their schedule.

Interests:
I love to learn, and I love to teach! As a student of tennis, swimming and piano, I appreciate the difficulties of learning. As a teacher, I especially enjoy helping students uncover the mysteries of English and make this new language theirs.

Biography:
Rita Wong has taught at Foothill College for 21 years and has just retired from full-time teaching. Prior to that, she taught at San Francisco State University, the University of California and the University of Michigan. She has conducted workshops for teachers in the U.S., Canada, Central and South America, Asia, Africa and Europe and has served on the boards of state and international ESL organizations. She is a past president of the California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.

Rita Wong has an MA in Linguistics with a specialization in second language acquisition from the University of Michigan. Before coming to Foothill in 1991, she taught at the University of Michigan, the University of California, Berkeley, and San Francisco State University. She has been a teacher consultant for the Bay Area Writing Project, a teacher trainer in the U.S., Canada, Hungary, Thailand, South Africa, Morocco, Egypt, Venezuela, Brazil and Honduras. She has served as the president of the California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, as a director of the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, and as a member of the English Teaching Advisory Panel of the United States Information Agency. She is the author of a teachers' reference book on the teaching of pronunciation and is in the process of completing a student textbook on grammar.

Personal Quote:
I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand. Confucius


Last update: 2012-07-16
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