Ann Snider

ELL Instructor

Hello and welcome to my Earlham College Profile page.  I’m so excited to be a part of the Earlham College community for Fall 2022. Let me share with you a little about myself.  I have a Master of Arts in Education with a specialty in Curriculum and Instruction and Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL) from the University of Nebraska, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Family and Consumer Studies and Environmental Psychology from the University of Utah.  I have been teaching college-level English language learners since 2003.  Since moving to Richmond in 2018, I have been teaching at IUE as an adjunct instructor for both the department of English and Communication.   I have also been working for Richmond Community Schools as a substitute teacher at RHS.

In the past I have been an active member of the TESOL Midwest chapter and have also attended several International TESOL conferences.  I enjoy participating as both a presenter and participant.  I have worked hard over the last twenty years to stay current in the area of international education.  At the University of Nebraska, I worked as the lead proctor for all TOEFL testing and placement of incoming international students.  I also took on the role of developing new classes as necessary to meet the needs of the varying levels of international students.

I have spent time living abroad in several European countries.  I love traveling and experiencing new cultures.  One of the highlights of my life was the privilege I had to teach English at Shandong University in Weihei, China.  What a true learning experience.

I speak German and know what it is like to get to learn a second language.  I love speaking German with my husband, and consider it our “secret” language from our children.  I have been married for over 30 years and am the mother of four wonderful children.  We recently welcomed our first grandson to the family.

I believe in all things international students and want to help you feel welcome here as you start your studies at Earlham College!  Please feel free to reach out at anytime!


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