Our team of faculty is comprised of experienced professionals holding Master’s degrees in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Linguistics, or a closely related field. Each instructor has at least ten years of experience teaching English to international students in the United States and in educational organizations overseas. The majority of ELAC faculty speak two or more languages. Collectively, we have taught or trained students and teachers from over 75 countries. Instructors are selected not only for their teaching skills but also for their ability to work effectively with a diverse group of students, to understand the challenges international students face, and to foster students’ skill in addressing academic and cultural obstacles. Please click on the name of the instructors listed below to learn more about their education, background, and interests.
Wendy McBride came to Spring International with many years of teaching experience in adult education, job readiness training, GED preparation, community college English courses and English as a Second Language programs in Illinois and Japan. She earned a B.A. in English and Psychology with a journalism focus from Augustana College and an M.S. in TESOL and Bilingual Education from Northern Illinois University. Wendy reads and writes avidly and has a published novel and nonfiction book to her credit. Under the name Wendy L. Yegoiants, she published The Fishing Widow (a novel) and The American Amusement Park, a historical and pictorial overview. Since joining the faculty at Spring International, she has presented at several TESOL conventions and continues to read and write both in the field of second language acquisition and fiction.