Robert Bacon

Language Specialist

What Mr. Bacon does: He is an instructor at the ELP. He teaches a variety of courses and levels in the Intensive Program. He also teaches international graduate students at Penn, helping them prepare to become teaching assistants at the University.

Experience: He has been a Language Specialist at the ELP since 2009. He joined the part-time instructional staff at the ELP as a lecturer while still a student in Penn’s Graduate School of Education. Before coming to Penn, he supervised language learning instruction for the Summer Institute of Linguistics’ Field Training Course in Texas and Mexico. His teaching career began in linguistics as a graduate teaching assistant in articulatory phonetics, language learning, and literacy development at the Universities of Washington and Oklahoma, again for SIL. Later, he joined the teaching staff at Burlington County Community College as an adjunct professor teaching ESL writing and speaking.

Travels: In addition to working in Mexico, he also taught EFL at universities in Taiyuan, Wuhan, and Jinan in China. After joining the ELP, he taught in a month-long English program for professors at Universidad Del Norte in Barranquilla, Colombia.

Education:
M.S.Ed. in TESOL, University of Pennsylvania
M.A. in Exegetical Theology, Covenant Theological Seminary
B.A. in Biblical Studies, Wheaton College

Talk to Mr. Bacon about: Pronunciation, features of spoken English, intelligibility, ESL writing, TOEFL