Lori loves languages! Teaching languages to young students is a joy - and it is that joy that inspires our students to become multilingual global citizens.
Dr. Lori Langer de Ramirez began her career as a teacher of Spanish, French and ESL. She holds a Master's Degree in Applied Linguistics and a Doctorate in Curriculum and Teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is currently the Director of World and Classical Languages & Global Language Initiatives at the Dalton School in New York City.
Lori is the author of several books, including Empower English Language Learners with Tools from the Web and Take Action: Lesson Plans for the Multicultural Classroom and Voices of Diversity, as well as several Spanish-language books and texts. She has contributed to many textbooks and written numerous articles about second language pedagogy and methodology. Her website (www.miscositas.com) offers virtual picturebooks, videos, thematic units, and other curricular materials for teaching Chinese, English, French, and, Spanish. Lori has presented workshops at local, regional, and national conferences and in schools throughout the U.S. and around the world.
Lori is the recipient of the Brooks Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Culture, NEH grants, and a Fulbright Award. Her areas of research and curriculum development are elementary language learning and teaching, folktales and authentic materials, and culturally-centered language teaching.
It is a pleasure to learn alongside all teachers since we all teach language! In particular, I specialize in working with world and classical language educators, as well as those serving English Language Learners in EAL/ESL/ELL programs.
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