Music and Language Education

Vocalist - Spanish & English


Effective Writing: Emails to Essays

Posted on May 16, 2016 at 9:17 PM Comments comments (24)
Hello class of Summer 1, 2016! What a pleasure to meet you all today.  I look forward to a wonderful 7-week session where we both learn and explore various topics to write about.  This is an updated post where we can continue communicating with each other.  Best regards and Happy Writing!  ~ Prof. Leslie

Vocabulary in Use - Student Feedback

Posted on April 8, 2013 at 11:50 PM Comments comments (10)
During a classroom exercise today after the lesson was complete, students were given a writing assignment to help demonstrate and assess knowledge gained.  The question was posed to which each student was required to write his or her response using at least two or three of the vocabulary words from the lesson.

Question:  How do you identify with Leslie as your teacher?

Of my 14 students, here are a few choice replies.

"She is an amiable, open-minded teacher who is the epitome of a good, inspiring ESL educator."

"I like your amiable personality.  I consider it as a happy occasion that our encounter took place today.  It is great how you are trying to make all students involved.  And your candy gift for everybody is a good way to absolve the atmosphere. Personally, I think you could be the perfect epitome for most of the teachers here."

"Leslie was very friendly and amiable, good professional teacher.  She absolved us of shyness and static.  Leslie is the epItome of good behavior and manners.

International Center in New York Moves Downtown!

Posted on February 16, 2013 at 5:14 PM Comments comments (38)
Two weeks ago we found our new home at 80 Maiden Lane under the auspices of Catholic Charities of New York.