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English Language for Multilingual Students(ELMS)

Join our international community of students and teachers today,
and learn the language and thinking skills
and behaviors needed to successfully engage as a global citizen tomorrow!

Faculty & Staff

ELMS/ESL Faculty and Counselors

Paula Gunder
The LMC ELMS/ESL faculty, counselor, and support staff are dedicated professionals with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences.

 

We all share a love for languages, cultures, and the opportunities that learning new languages and cultures can bring to our lives. We want to share this passion with, you, our LMC ELMS/ESL students.

 

Through our instructional activities, our course materials, and our teaching, advising and counseling interactions, we work to respectfully and enthusiastically explore and learn about you (our students) and your cultures and the diverse U.S. culture as we strive to help you develop your multilingual English language skills, strategies, and confidence.

 

And, as your English language proficiency improves, we work to help you realize and take advantage of the many new personal, social, career, and educational opportunities available to you here at Los Medanos College, in our East Contra Costa County communities, in the Bay Area, and beyond.

 

 


Paula A. Gunder

Position: ELMS/ESL Professor, Department Chair

Birthplace: Seattle, WA, USA

Came to LMC: Fall 2007

Education:

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

Contact:

Office - CC2-211D

Voicemail - 925-473-7882

Email - pgunder@losmedanos.edu



Gabriella Boehme

Position: ELMS/ESL Adjunct Professor

Birthplace: Southern California, USA

Came to LMC: Fall 2000

Education:

Languages: English, Spanish, Italian, and some German

 

Contact:

Office - CC2-224

Voicemail - (no voicemail; please use email or see semester office hour times)

Email - gboehme@losmedanos.edu

 


Jorge Colaizzo

Position: ELMS/ESL Adjunct Professor

Birthplace: Lima, Peru

Came to LMC: Spring 2009

Education:

Languages: Spanish, English, and some Portuguese and Italian

Contact:

Office - CC2-224

Voicemail - (no voicemail; please use email or see semester office hour times)

Email - jcolaizzo@losmedanos.edu



Monica Tapiarene

Position: ELMS/ESL Adjunct Profesor

Birthplace: Lima, Peru

Came to LMC: Fall 2010

Education:

Languages: Spanish, English, and some German and French

Contact:

Office - CC2-224

Voicemail - (no voicemail; please use email or see semester office hour times)

Email -mtapiarene@losmedanos.edu

 


Allison Burns Tubio

Position: ELMS/ESL Adjunct Professor

Birthplace: Berkeley, CA, USA

Came to LMC: Fall 2010

Education:

Languages: Spanish, English, and German

Contact:

Office - CC2-224

Voicemail - (no voicemail; please use email or see semester office hour times)

Email - atubio@losmedanos.edu

 


Clarissa Ryan

Position: ELMS/ESL Adjunct Professor

Birthplace: Missouri, USA

Came to LMC: Fall 2013

Education:

Languages: English, and a student of Japanese and Mandarin Chinese

Contact:

Office - CC2-224

Voicemail - (no voicemail; please use email or see semester office hour times)

Email - ciryan@losmedanos.edu

 


Betty Frias-Jelks

Position: ELMS/ESL Adjunct Counselor

Birthplace: San Francisco, CA

Came to LMC: Fall 2015

Education:

Languages: Spanish and English

Contact:

Office - Student Services Center, Level 4, Room SS4-400

Counseling Department - 925-473-7449

Email - bjelks@losmedanos.edu