Allegra M. Shmulevsky

Teacher, Writer, and Mother in Brooklyn, New York

Allegra M. Shmulevsky

Teacher, Writer, and Mother in Brooklyn, New York

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Passionate about conversation, art and how the two intersect in the second language classroom.

In addition to teaching traditional academic skills to prepare students for the demands of U.S. colleges, specialize in the art-language space at Pratt Institute in the Intensive English Program. Seek to advance students' ability to describe, analyze and interpret art, architecture and design through conversation, critique and formal writing.

Experience teaching children, adolescents and adults at all levels in schools, universities and community language programs. Mentor new teachers toward developing unique and effective teaching philosophies and habits. Devoted to enhancing curriculum design to reflect students' own habits and interests.

In free time, write about parenthood, the 'sociology' of teaching, urban communities, conversation, and other current obsessions.

Most importantly, a native New Yorker who enjoys hotsauce and jazz. Cannot drive or ski. Always down to boogie. Makes both matzoh and meatballs with gusto. Live in Brooklyn with husband, son, and devilish rescue pup.

Fields of Expertise: English as a Second Language, Foreign Language Education , Applied Linguistics (Pedagodgy, Sociolinguistics, Discourse Analysis), Curriculum Design, Literary Analysis, Visual Analysis, Educational Theory and Reform.

If seeking a creative language education consultant or have another inquiry related to these interests, drop a line.