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English as a Second Language (ESL)

Achieve your goals one vocabulary word at a time!

Faculty & Staff

ESL Faculty and Counselors

Paula Gunder

 

 

The LMC ESL faculty and counselors are dedicated professionals with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences.

 

Through our instructional activities, our course materials, and our indivdiual advising and counseling interactions, we try to respectfully and enthusiastically explore and learn about our students' cultures and the diverse American culture as we work to help our students develop their English language skills and confidence and meet their educational and career goals.

 

We all share a love for languages and cultures and for the opportunities learning new languages and cultures can bring to our lives. We strive to pass this love along to our LMC ESL students and to help them realize and take advantage of the many new personal, social, career, and academic opportunities available to them as they improve their English language proficiency here at Los Medanos, in our East Contra Costa County communities, and beyond.

 



Paula A. Gunder

Position: ESL Instructor & ESL Department Chair/Program Coordinator

Birthplace: Seattle, WA, USA

Came to LMC: Fall 2007

Education:

Languages: German, Finnish, some Thai, a little Spanish, and a life-long learner of Japanese

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Gabriella Boehme

Position: ESL Instructor

Birthplace: Southern California, USA

Came to LMC: Fall 2000

Education:

Languages: English, Spanish, Italian, and some German

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Jorge Colaizzo

Position: ESL Instructor

Birthplace: Lima, Peru

Came to LMC: Spring 2009

Education:

Languages: Spanish, English, and some Portuguese and Italian

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Monica Tapiarene

Position: ESL Instructor

Birthplace: Lima, Peru

Came to LMC: Fall 2010

Education:

Languages: Spanish, some German and French

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Allison Burns Tubio

Position: ESL Instructor

Birthplace: Berkeley, CA, USA

Came to LMC: Fall 2010

Education:

Languages: Spanish, German

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Clarissa Ryan

Position: ESL Instructor

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Came to LMC:

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Languages:

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Anh Ngyuen

Position: ESL Counselor

Birthplace:

Came to LMC: Spring 2015

Education:

Languages: Spanish and English

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