ESL- Susan Garrity
ENGLISH as a SECOND LANGUAGE
2016-2017
 
Name: Susan Holmes-Garrity
 Email Address: sgarrity@delranschools.org
 Phone number: (856) 461-6100 x7077
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Teaching Philosophy

Students are taught the English language (reading comprehension, writing, aural comprehension, and oral fluency) through what is best described as a "natural" approach. That is, students are exposed to language appropriate to their level of comprehension and expected to produce language appropriate to their level of fluency. As proficiency increases, the complexity of language increases and vice versa. Every effort is made to create a low level of anxiety in the classroom in order to increase the risk-taking that best leads to language acquisition.

Classes Taught

Students at DMS receive two periods of ESL instruction in place of Language Arts class.



Education

B.A. in Russian/International Relations

Bucknell University, 1988

M.Ed. in Language Education/ESL

Graduate School of Education

Rutgers University, 1995

 

Teaching Experience

Landis Intermediate School

Vineland, NJ

1996-1997

Pleasantville High School

Pleasantville, NJ

1997-2000

Delran High School

Delran, NJ

2000-present

 

Extracurricular Activities

Head Field Hockey Coach

Delran Middle School

2001-2007

Assistant Lacrosse Coach

Delran Middle School

2001-2007