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Intensive English Program


Staff


The Intensive English Program consists of a full-time director and many full-time faculty members with master-level degrees and years of experience working with international students. Part-time faculty also have a minimum of master-level degrees and experience teaching in intensive English programs.

Staff & Qualifications About

Emilija Zlatkovska,

Director of IEP


Ph.D. in Literacy, Culture and Languages from Indiana University and MSc. in Language Education ESL/EFL from Indiana University

15 years of teaching experience with ESL students

Working for IEP 1 year
Originally from Macedonia, Emilija Zlatkovska, holds an MSc and PhD in Language Education from Indiana University, Bloomington. She loves teaching and working with international students from all over the world. She is interested in doing research with media and learning and teacher training. She enjoys reading, walking and traveling with her family.

Terry McIntosh

Administrative Assistant

BA in Education
Terry McIntosh was born and grew up in Evansville, Indiana.  She graduated from Reitz High School and the University of Southern Indiana with a degree in Elementary Education.   For six years she lived overseas on a very tiny island in the Pacific called Saipan where she taught at a private elementary school.  She has travelled to several countries and enjoys the adventures of new places and cultures. 

Brenda Hudson

Part-time teacher

MA in Education

Years teaching – 13

Teaching for the IEP at USI 1 year
A native of Washington, D.C., Brenda Hudson holds a B.S. degree from University of Maryland and a Master's degree in Education from Indiana Wesleyan University.  Brenda enjoys teaching, writing, counseling, interior design, and spending time with family.

Deborah Brand

Part-time teacher


MA in Education

Years teaching – 38

Years teaching in this field – 7


Teaching for the IEP at USI 1 year
Debi has loved words since she was a child.  In addition to being an avid reader, she enjoys gardening, needlework, spending time with her family, and cooking.  She has a B.A. from the University of Evansville and an M.A. from Murray State University. 

Cecilia Kawar

Part-time teacher

 

MA in Linguistics

Years teaching – 30 years


Teaching for the IEP at USI 1 year
Cecilia Kawar is a native of Bellefonte, Pennsylvania.  She holds a BA from the American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon and a Master's from the University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida and an Associate degree in Nursing from Frederick Community College, Frederick, Maryland. Cecilia enjoys reading, painting, making stencils and pets.

Jean Matheson

Part-time teacher


MA candidate in English Language Learning

Years teaching – 11

Teaching for the IEP at USI 1 year

Although Jean Matheson has lived in ten cities in the United States and one in France--Dijon, she considers herself a Hoosier.  She received a B.S. from Indiana University, a B.A. from University of Southern Indiana, and is currently a master’s candidate in English Language Learning from Western Governors University.  Her interests include teaching, reading, French language and culture, running, yoga, and animals.

Lisa Chamberlin

Full-time teacher


MA in English

Years teaching – 12

Teaching for the IEP at USI 1 year
Lisa shares one important trait in common with her students: a love of studying and living abroad. She has studied and taught in China, Italy, and England, and has taught students from all over the world. After several years of wandering about the Earth and experiencing other cultures, Lisa chose to make Evansville and the Intensive English Program at USI her home. Her particular teaching interests include writing, reading, and college preparation. She takes great joy in teaching international students and looks forward to several years of teaching fun, dedicated students at USI.

Eva Kattau

Part-time teacher


MA in Education


Years teaching – 38


Teaching for the IEP at USI 1 year
Eva Kattau studied theatre and speech at Indiana University, Tufts University and the University of Evansville where she also earned a MA in Education with emphasis on theatre and speech. Besides love for theater and teaching, Eva loves her family, friends and her great Pyrenees dog.

Laurel Castilla

Part-time teacher


MA in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL)

Years teaching – 10

Teaching for the IEP at USI
8 months (4 sessions)
Laurel Castilla received a Bachelor's Degree in English with a Spanish minor and secondary teacher certification from Northern Illinois University and a Master's Degree in the Teaching of English as a Second Language from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. With her husband, she lived four years abroad in Mexico and taught ESL at the university level. She has taught ESL and Spanish from Kindergarten through adults. 

Ian McDonald

Part-time teacher


MA in Psychology

Years teaching – 19

Teaching for the IEP at USI
6 months (3 sessions)
Ian McDonald, a Henderson, KY, native, has taught English and psychology at the university level in South Korea, Saudi Arabia and Thailand for the past 19 years.  He holds a master's degree in psychology, and he enjoys spending time with his family, enjoying the outdoors, and meeting people from around the world. 

Elaine Sgorcea

Part-time teacher


MA in Education

Years teaching – 25

Teaching for the IEP at USI
2 months (1 session)
Elaine Sgorcea went to Ball State University and Murray State University for her education and worked for 21 years as a high school teacher before working at USI. 

Kathleen Weston

Part-time teacher


MA in Liberal Studies

Years teaching 2

Teaching for the IEP at USI
4 months (2 sessions)
Kathleen Weston was born and raised in Evansville, Indiana. She graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature.   She received her Master of Arts in Liberal Studies from the University of Minnesota in the summer of 2011, writing her thesis on women and war.  She enjoys reading, writing, teaching, traveling, and riding her bicycle. 

Kim Allen

Part-time teacher


MA in Education

Years teaching – 12 years

Teaching for the IEP at USI
2 months (1 session)

If you can’t find Kim Allen, try checking any local coffee shop where she likes to sneak away with a good book or along the river, where she loves to run. Kim has a Master’s Degree in Education, with an emphasis in literacy.  She has taught 6th-8th grade reading/language arts/communications, has served as an EVSC literacy and professional development coach for grades K-12, and currently teaches a community outreach approach of English Composition to college freshmen and Speaking and Listening to international students at USI.

Mokhtar Al-Zuraiki

Part-time teacher


Ph.D. in English (TESL and Linguistics)

Years teaching 16

Teaching for the IEP at USI  1 year
Mokhtar has a PhD in English from Oklahoma State University focusing on TESL and Linguistics and MA in Applied Linguistics and ESL from Georgia State University. He taught ESL students from different countries. He enjoys teaching grammar, speaking and culture. He loves spending his free time with his family and friends.

John Beardsley

Part-time teacher


Ph.D. candidate in English,
MFA in Creative Writing

Years teaching 7

Teaching for the IEP at USI  
4 months (2 sessions)
John has an MFA in Creative Writing from Virginia Common Wealth University and is Ph.D. Candidate at Florida State University. He enjoys teaching writing with the students. In his spare time he enjoys reading, writing, biking, and playing with his dogs.

Mary Jo Cashel-Cordo

Part-time teacher


MA in Applied Linguistics, Certified as a Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages, New York 

Years teaching 15

Teaching for the IEP at USI
8 months (4 sessions)
Mary Jo comes from a large and loving family.  After graduating from Binghamton University, she joined the Peace Corps.  This is where her ESL career began, and also where she met her husband.  Over the years, Mary Jo has taught international students in West Africa, New York City, Houston, Texas, Buffalo and Niagara Falls, New York and now at USI.  While in Houston, she completed a Master's Degree in Applied Linguistics.   Mary Jo loves teaching ESL, but in her free-time she enjoys reading, cooking, travelling, camping and playing board games with her kids!

Jesus Villegas

Part-time teacher

 

MA in TESOL

Years teaching  18

Teaching for the IEP at USI  
1 month
Jesus holds an MA in TESOL from New York University. After teaching ESL for 7 years in the US, he joined the Peace Corps, where he taught English and served as a Teacher- Trainer for incoming volunteers. For five years, Jesus was an English Language Fellow- teaching English in Tunisia, Israel, and Palestine as well as leading workshops at conferences in Egypt and Morocco, under the English Language Fellowship Program (ELFP). Jesus also has an extensive background in photography, which he often incorporates into his classes. As part of the ELFP, Jesus published three photography books with his students.

Calendar


1/6/2015 - 1/10/2015
International Orientation Begins


1/13/2015
Nepal Culture Night

7:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall Multipurpose Room


1/16/2015
First International Club Meeting

4:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall Multipurpose Room


1/22/2015
Study Abroad Information Session

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. UC 2205


1/27/2015
United Kingdom Culture Night

7:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall Multipurpose Room


1/28/2015
Study Abroad Information Session

12:00 p.m - 1:00 p.m. UC 2205


2/3/2015
Study Abroad Information Session

3:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m. UC 2205


2/6/2015
Second International Club Meeting

4:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall Multipurpose Room


2/10/2015
Saudi Arabia Culture Night

7:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall Multipurpose Room


2/13/2015
Study Abroad Information Session

10:00 a.m - 11:00 a.m. UC 2205


2/18/2015
Study Abroad Information Session

11:00 a.m - 12:00 p.m. UC 2205


2/20/2015
International Food Expo

10:30 a.m - 2:00 p.m. Carter Hall

$10 in advance, $12 at the door. Tickets can be purchased in the CIP Office.


2/24/2015
Mexico Culture Night

7:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall Multipurpose Room


2/26/2015
Study Abroad Information Session

3:00 p.m - 4:00 p.m. UC 2205


3/4/2015
Study Abroad Information Session

9:00 a.m - 10:00 a.m. UC 2205


3/6/2015
Third International Club Meeting

4:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall Multipurpose Room


3/9/2015 - 3/13/2015
iClub Spring Break Trip to Florida

Estimated Cost: Members $290, Non-members $340.

Sign up by 2/9/2015 in the CIP Office.


3/16/2015
Study Abroad Information Session

1:00 p.m - 2:00 p.m. UC 2205


3/17/2015
Japan Culture Night

7:30 p.m. - Ruston Hall Multipurpose Room


3/24/2015
Study Abroad Information Session

10:00 a.m - 11:00 a.m. UC 2205


4/02/2015
Study Abroad Information Session

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. UC 2205


4/06/2015
Study Abroad Information Session

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. UC 2205


4/17/2015
Study Abroad Information Session

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. UC 2205


4/20/2015
Study Abroad Information Session

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. UC 2205


4/28/2015
Study Abroad Information Session

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. UC 2205



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