Ms. Tamy Chapman began teaching in the field of ESL in 1996 and since that time has taught all levels and subjects of ESL and teacher-training classes. Her teaching experience also includes high-school and community college in the U.S. and several years as an EFL teacher/teacher trainer with the Peace Corps in China. Her master’s degree in English is from Texas Tech University, and she has an ESL teaching certificate from UCI.
Ms. Nam holds two master’s degrees, one in TESOL and the other in Philosophy, both from Biola University with her BA, also in Philosophy, from UCLA. Ms. Nam is a full-time teacher with International Programs at UCI and teaches both on-ground and online ESL and teacher training courses. Ms. Nam is also very involved in professional organizations, serving on the Board of CATESOL as well as the local Orange County Chapter. She has extensive experience organizing, working at, and presenting at professional conferences. She has travelled widely and speaks Korean fluently.
Bradley Gilpin currently serves as the Associate Director of International Programs at UC Irvine Extension. Gilpin has been in the field of ESL for over 20 years, starting his career at an ESL instructor. Gilpin received a BA from the University of Utah in 1993. In 1996, he completed a MA at the University. He became a Distinguished Instructor at the University of California Irvine Extension in 2003 and earned a Business Administration Certificate from the University in 2007.
About this Course
English is a difficult language to learn because of its many obscure grammatical rules, which are fairly easy to mess up–even for native speakers. While it’s easy for non-native speakers to get overwhelmed by confusing grammar rules, in this course, we’ll provide you with tips that will help you understand the rules more easily and give you lots of practice with the tricky grammar of everyday English.
Please note that the free version of this class gives you access to all of the instructional videos and handouts. The peer feedback and quizzes are only available in the paid version.