About me

Hi everyone.
I am originally from NYC and have been living in sunny Mexico for more than 30 years…that is a whole lifetime!

This is the entrance to the building where I work on the campus of the state university of the beautiful state of Michoacan in Mexico.

I teach English as a foreign language in a state university, and love my job.

I teach EFL and Writing in EFL; prepare certification exam candidates; elaborate material for the self-access center (SAC) at Universidad Michoacana, Mexico; and run my own SAC for certification exam coaching. With a Master’s in CIED and EFL/ESL from UOP online, my passion is facilitating learning, including my own.

15 Responses to “About me”

  1. Anonymous September 13, 2011 at 10:05 am #

    Hell0 this is nuvia from 8th Semester 11-12.
    Im going to tell you a little bit about myself….. i was born in Morelia Michoacan but I used to live in California. I lived over there for almost 6 years and I enjoyed it so much. I love school an learning even more English. I want to acomplish my goals and I want to become a really good teacher in the future. I love dancing and love all kind of music. My favorite team sport is Monarcas Morelia and i really enjoy going to the stadium. I like to do lots of friends and i would love to have you as a teacher. 🙂

  2. Alex September 17, 2011 at 5:44 pm #

    Hey I’m Alex from 8th semester 11-12 Your classes are great they’re a lot of fun, anyway let me tell you a bit about myself, Well i was Born in Chicago, then most of my family moved here we’ve been living here for 6 years now, and one day I’d like to be an English teacher, I Love Playing Guitar and rocking out =D I look forward to the rest of the semester being your student

  3. Alyssa October 21, 2012 at 5:17 pm #

    Where’s the postbox? retin a micro discount card field is used in conjunction with

  4. IELTS Singapore April 10, 2013 at 1:18 pm #

    Ah…been trying to find teachers who teach the TKT as this is something I have to do soon – I thought hardly any teacher teaches this. I teach IELTS in Singapore currently.

    Anyway, a question for you. Why teach TKT and not say a TESOL?

    • I can do this April 10, 2013 at 11:23 pm #

      Hello Jonathan,
      In Mexico, TKT has been adapted by the national Board of Education for teachers to show some bottom level certification. Hence, my TKT course to help teachers prepare for the exam. TKT is merely a beginning, as you are well aware of.

      Many teachers currently working as EFL teachers do not have any certification in TESOL, so TKT is the easiest way for them to get recognition here in Mexico. When the government asks for more, as I hope they do in some future time, I hope that it will be along the lines of TESOL.
      I hope this answers your question.
      Ellen

      • Benny June 7, 2013 at 1:59 pm #

        Hello,I really would like to take a TKT (Teaching Knowledge Test) training course.
        When and where can I contact you at the University?

      • I can do this June 20, 2013 at 7:48 am #

        I would love to have you in the TKT preparation class. Keep in touch by checking the cadi.umich site for the “convocatoria” or by sending me emails. Our next course will begin in September and the admission exam, which is free, will be in late August.
        Hope to see you then. Ellen

    • I can do this August 27, 2015 at 9:18 pm #

      Hello IELTS Singapore,
      I prepare teachers for TKT because our Mexican Board of Education is currently asking all English as a Foreign Language teachers who have studied in a normal school to certify themselves with TKT.

  5. Benny July 1, 2013 at 1:51 pm #

    Hello Ellenhere is my email benjobdel@hotmail.com Thank you.

  6. Anonymous November 10, 2013 at 11:29 pm #

    Hello Ellen here is my knovio http://go.knovio.com/watch/e429d359ec2042838558624466e229c1?open=1384147567284
    Im Mariela

  7. jonmaco July 8, 2016 at 2:20 pm #

    Hi, I’ve just finished the 9th semester at idiomas (UMSNH). I’m interested in joining the reading club for August. Where do I sign in?

  8. Rogelio Equihua August 13, 2016 at 1:10 pm #

    Hi teacher could you tell me what is the nine’s semester book.

    • I can do this August 13, 2016 at 3:23 pm #

      Hello Rogelio,
      In ninth semester you will be using the purple edition of New American Inside Out.
      I hope this helps.
      Ellen

  9. Brayan Granados August 22, 2016 at 8:54 am #

    Hello, I’m Brayan from 9th semester 07:00 – 08:00, I was born in Morelia, and I’m living in morelia. I like to travel as much as I can. I enjoy very much the time with my family and friends.

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