Victoria Donato, Language Teaching Specialist
Victoria Donato has an M.A. in TESOL & Applied Linguistics from The University of Mississippi, where she taught courses in Reading and World Cultures in the Intensive English Program (IEP). She was also a volunteer instructor for the Community ESL Program at the university. From there Victoria taught K-12 English Language Learners (ELLs) to gain experience teaching ESL to all ages. Victoria then went on to teach ESL in the Center For Language Education (CLE) at Johns Hopkins University. There she served as the sole ESL instructor teaching English Pronunciation, Advanced Grammar and Academic Writing, and Public Speaking.
Victoria’s research interests include academic writing, materials development, second language acquisition, and sociolinguistics. In her free time, Victoria loves to go hiking with her dog, study languages (particularly Italian and Japanese), and travel. She has visited 5 other countries so far (UK, France, Belgium, Japan, and Italy) and hopes to continue traveling to more places in the future.