Laurine Sibilia

Lecturer

What Ms. Sibilia does: She is a lecturer in the ELP and teaches in English programs in the Philadelphia/South Jersey area. Additionally, she offers professional development on topics related to language acquisition. A veteran educator, she also serves as an official mentor to new ESL teachers in the area.

Experience: She has been a part of the ELP faculty since September 2013. She has taught a wide variety of courses at all proficiency levels including Grammar, Vocabulary Development, Writing Accurately & Clearly, Speaking on Society & Cultures and Leadership & Team Building. She also has test prep experience with TOEFL and IELTS. Spanning age groups and proficiency levels, she has worked with English language learners in a variety of settings from preschool through adults.

Travels: She has traveled to Spain, Italy, France, Great Britain, The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, Canada, Bermuda, The Bahamas, Puerto Rico and throughout the United States.

Education:
M.Ed. in TESOL, Northeastern University
M.A. in Literacy, Rowan University
B.A. in Education, Georgian Court University
Certificate in Positive Psychology, The Wholebeing Institute
New Jersey State Teaching Certifications in English as a Second Language, Reading Specialist, Reading Teacher

Talk to Ms. Sibilia about: A long time practitioner in language teaching, she is also passionate about Positive Psychology having studied directly with Dr. Tal Ben-Shahar. Her current research focuses on language acquisition pedagogy through the philosophy and practices of Positive Psychology. She will be participating in UC Berkeley’s Summer Institute for Educators, which focuses on Social Emotional Learning.