English Language Institute

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Please address all inquiries to us at eli@naz.edu

We look forward to hearing from you!

Samuel Song

Samuel Song

Director of the English Language Institute & Director of the Pacific Rim Initiatives
585-389-2959
hsong6@naz.edu
Golisano Academic Center 225
Additional Positions:
Assistant Professor of TESOL in Education, School of
Director of the English Language Institute & Director of the Asia Pacific Rim Initiatives in Center for International Education
Bio

Education: B.A., Anqing Teachers College (China); M.A., Fresno Pacific University; Ph.D., University of Minnesota.

Dr. Song has worked in international education development for two decades, both in China and in the United States. His interest stems from his personal experience.

“My choice to study abroad two decades ago has turned out to be one of the most rewarding decisions in my life,” Dr. Song says. “It not only has broadened my intellectual horizon but it has also given me a much wider choice of careers.”

He holds a B.A. in American and British Language and Literature from Anqing Teachers College in China, an M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from Fresno Pacific University, and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from the University of Minnesota (Twin Cities).

His academic interests include language and culture, language curriculum development, and educational policy and curriculum development. “My teaching philosophy always focuses on inspiring students to explore on their own through facilitating the learning process,” he says.

“Nazareth is an ideal higher education institution where students can receive a solid liberal arts education, essential preparation for both advanced education and career development. Everything on the Nazareth campus is set in a way that students will feel at home from the day they arrive.”

Linda Grossman

Linda Grossman

Assistant Director & Lecturer
585-389-5120
lgrossm3@naz.edu
Golisano Academic Center 215
Additional Positions:
Assistant Director, English Language Institute in Center for International Education

Instructors

Anna Lindsell

Anna Lindsell

English Language Specialist in English Language Institute
585-389-2959
alindse8@naz.edu
Smyth Hall 349C
Bio

Education: B.A. Social Science, minor in multicultural studies, Nazareth College; CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults), Cambridge University U.K.; M.S.Ed. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Nazareth College; New York State teacher certification K-12.
 
Teaching and Research Interests: Kinesthetic learning in second language development; visual imagery in differentiating instruction, interactive pedagogy in language instruction, inductive methods and student understanding, corrective feedback and learner uptake, use of technology in curriculum development, comparative linguistics, the flipped classroom and student autonomy, linguistic analysis and its roles in student engagement.

Sarah J. Shaw

Sarah J. Shaw

Instructor in English Language Institute
585-389-2959
swalter4@naz.edu
Linda Grossman

Linda Grossman

Assistant Director & Lecturer in English Language Institute
585-389-5120
lgrossm3@naz.edu
Golisano Academic Center 215
Additional Positions:
Assistant Director, English Language Institute in Center for International Education
Melody Smith Altamura

Melody Smith Altamura

Lecturer in English Language Institute
585-389-2959
maltamu2@naz.edu
Avril K. Blackwood

Avril K. Blackwood

Lecturer in English Language Institute
585-389-2959
ablackw3@naz.edu
Kathleen Donnelly Chinchilla

Kathleen Donnelly Chinchilla

Lecturer in English Language Institute
585-389-2959
kdonnel3@naz.edu
Kathleen A. Ferrara

Kathleen A. Ferrara

ELI Lecturer in English Language Institute
585-389-2959
kferrar5@naz.edu
Jennifer R. Gaul

Jennifer R. Gaul

Instructor in English Language Institute
585-389-2959
jgaul0@naz.edu
Patricia Hogenmiller

Patricia Hogenmiller

Instructor in English Language Institute
585-389-2959
phogenm9@naz.edu
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Our family of alumni come from more than 50 different countries.

Director Welcome Message

Congratulations on taking the first step toward academic and professional success!

I’m sure you will find your learning and living experience here pleasant and rewarding. My team and I will do our best to ensure smooth and lasting achievement of your goals.

If you have any questions, please contact me at hsong6@naz.edu585-389-2959, or on WeChat: sams1291

Truly yours,

Sam H. Song, Ph.D.
Director

Mission

The English Language Institute (ELI) at Nazareth College exists to provide non-native international students with high‐quality instruction to help them achieve their academic and social development goals. We commit ourselves to student success by providing services that include advising, direct instruction, conversation groups, and other support activities for the international-student community. The ELI shares and supports the vision of the College and prepares students to succeed in a global society.