Andreea Corona currently serves as a Continuing Lecturer in the Linguistics Department in the English for Multilingual Students (EMS) Program at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she teaches multiple levels of academic reading and writing courses for international undergraduate and graduate students. In her fifteen years of teaching thus far, she has taught a variety of academic courses in intensive language programs such as at the University of San Diego, where she also received her Master’s in Education in TESOL, Literacy, and Culture, as well as several composition courses at community colleges throughout the San Diego area. She has also taught internationally in Italy, Mexico, Romania, and Turkey, where she served as an English Language Fellow for the U.S. Department of State and taught teacher education courses. For the past twelve years, she has developed instructional content for the online TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Certificate Program for the University of San Diego, serving both as a Subject Matter Expert and online instructor for courses such as Methods of Teaching ESL, Linguistics for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, and Engaging in the Foreign/Second Language Classroom. Her primary research interests include higher education writing and teacher education and professional development.
The concept of “while we teach, we learn” holds a particularly special place in my heart. As a fellow learner of English, I feel energized by the mutual learning that transpires through my interactions with multilingual learners.