Teaching English, Changing Lives at TALK San Francisco
For Christina Costaglio, our new Center Director at TALK San Francisco, the best thing about teaching English as a second language is the motivation and determination of the international students that come to learn. Christina, who returned from South Dakota to her hometown of San Francisco 2 years ago, began teaching English at TALK San Francisco soon after settling back into the Bay Area.
Teaching English, Changing Lives
Christina’s recent promotion to Center Director is a natural outcome of a distinguished career as a teacher of English as a second language. Christina chose the career of an ESL teacher because she believes that in our connected world, the demand for English teachers for non-native speakers will only grow as English is increasingly the language of global business. She also enjoys learning about the diverse and fascinating cultures of the students who come to TALK San Francisco to learn English.
‘I have loved the consistently positive, motivated and inquisitive students that our school attracts and have been honored to prepare them for the college experience here in the US.
“Their studies here in the US are invaluable, as English is a common denominator in most countries. English language acquisition allows them to enter the global business world and achieve success whether it be in their personal or professional endeavors.
Language, says Christina, is the basis of all communication, and the more languages one can speak, the richer the life experience, the wider the circle of friends and colleagues, and greater the opportunities in career and life choices.
“The creation of human connections is endless through language acquisition,” concludes Christina, “I believe this is a key factor in having a fulfilling and joyous experience both at home and abroad.”
Teaching English as a Second Language in an English-speaking country and assisting international students to understand and participate in American culture helps students improve language skills in a comparatively shorter period of time. Christina loves to see students learning through real-life experiences and gaining familiarity with the English language as they immerse themselves in classes and cultures each and every day.