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Debbie Inada

Debbie Inada has been an ESL instructor for the English Language Institute (ELI) at UCSD Extension since July 1988. She has taught ESL at all levels and in all skill areas, including reading, writing, listening, and speaking as well as grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary. In addition to her extensive experience teaching ESL, Debbie has taught in UCSD's TEFL Certificate Program since 2006 and served on ELI's Curriculum and Assessment Committees since 2009. While serving on these committees, Debbie assisted in the CEA accreditation process for ELI and created libraries for reading classes at the low intermediate to intermediate levels. Debbie has also created and reviewed curriculum and written assessments for ELI. During her early years at ELI, Debbie scored TOEFL (TWE) essays for ETS. Debbie's volunteer work includes teaching English to agricultural workers in San Diego and to agroforestry workers in the Dominican Republic as well as training volunteers to teach English in Ethiopia.

“My goal as a teacher is to help my students build the knowledge and skills they need to reach their goals, and for all of us to enjoy the process.”
- Debbie Inada
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