I’ve been teaching in the ESOL Department at College of Alameda since 2004. Currently I am the department co-chair. My background is in multicultural education. I’m passionate about teaching English to a culturally and linguistically diverse population of students at COA. I love helping students achieve their educational goals and become empowered. My goal is to create a fun and engaging classroom environment where students can feel comfortable and respected.
Hello future COA ESOL students! My name is Brian Ng and I have been teaching at College of Alameda since Fall 2007. In the COA ESOL department, we have an established educational culture that emphasizes a student’s first approach that requires listening and dialog to ensure that the curriculum matches the needs of the students. I have taught reading and writing, grammar, listening and speaking, pronunciation, conversation, and vocabulary and idioms at multiple levels. Learning a language as an adult is a lifelong journey and I hope that I can be a small part of your educational journey.
I have been teaching Grammar and Reading and Writing Courses in College of Alameda. I always try to make my classes enjoyable and productive for all my students. I love to work with students from different countries and cultures, so looking forward to meeting you all.
Hello prospective students! Welcome to the College of Alameda family! I am happy to introduce myself. I like to be called Professor Denise and I have been teaching ESOL for 20 years. I am also a language learner myself! I have been a painting teacher and a general art teacher I hope to meet many of you online or when possible, face to face.
Hello Everyone! My name is Jenny Lemper and I’ve been teaching ESOL at College of Alameda for five and a half years. I love making fun activities to practice English. I also enjoy helping students develop academic skills like critical thinking and independent learning. I have taught all levels and skills, but I mostly have been teaching Grammar 3 and Reading/Writing 2. In fall 2020, I’m teaching Conversation and Reading/Writing 3. I hope to see you in class!
Johanna Esther Carranza
I was an ESOL student 21 years ago College of Alameda. I started teaching Spanish and English for Montessori preschools as well as non-profit organizations 12 years ago at the same time; I worked as an ESOL/English and Spanish tutor at College of Alameda. I fell in love with teaching English and helping students from multicultural and diverse educational backgrounds. My background is in Radio & Television with emphasis in reporting and a minor in Spanish. I have been teaching ESOL at COA for almost two years. I like to create an environment where students can feel safe and they can share their culture while learning English.
Hello, Everybody! I love helping people. I believe that teaching is one of the best ways to help people learn to help themselves and to help others. I love teaching ESOL because it opens up so many doors in the lives of my students, so that English is not such a big secret. I have mainly worked in K-12 education and studied multicultural education in college. I’m new to the College of Alameda and hope to see you in one of my classes.
While I have experience teaching all ESOL skills at all levels, I’m thrilled to be teaching my favorite subject, Pronunciation, this fall at COA. I hold a B.A. from UC Berkeley focused on French language and history. After careers in high-tech marketing and non-profit management, I decided to become an ESOL teacher am so happy I did! I’ve been teaching at COA for one year and love the diversity of students and great teachers.
I have lived in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America. I became an ESOL teacher 11 years ago because I really love teaching English to students from around the world. I have been a professor at College of Alameda for five years. I teach English as a global language with a focus on cross-cultural understanding. My teaching style is very energetic and creative. I also create a classroom environment to help you feel supported, safe, seen, heard and respected. I am excited to be your teacher and make learning English a positive experience.