She lived and taught English in Mexico for 7 years, in Malaysia for 2 years and in China for two summers. She has traveled extensively in the US, Central America, Asia, and Europe.
For over 25 years, Kathi trained International Graduate Students to teach at The Ohio State University. She taught those future Teaching Assistants how to improve their pronunciation, to communicate effectively in their fields of study and to understand the culture of the American undergraduate.
When she retired in 2014, she was the Director of the Spoken English Program, responsible for the screening, training, and testing of students. Additionally, Kathi was responsible for the development of curriculum and courses in the Program.
As a member of TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) since 1981, she has held a number of positions, including President of Ohio TESOL and TESOL Chair of the International Teaching Assistant Interest Group.
She has presented frequently on the subject of effective communication and pronunciation. Some recent presentations at TESOL, Ohio TESOL and The Ohio State University include:
- Communication Maintenance For International Teaching Assistants
- Making Connections By Using Discourse Intonation Effectively
- Can Oral Skills and Pronunciation be Taught Effectively Online?
- What’s Your Point? Teaching Phrasal Stress for Improved Comprehensibility
- How To Help Our Students Improve Their Pronunciation
- Goal Setting, Monitoring, and Self-reflection for ITA Success
- How to “Slow Down” your Student.
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