Christina Andrade
M.Ed., TESOL

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Christina Andrade is a California-born educator who has taught English as a second language around the world. She is a passionate action researcher dedicated to the constant learning that comes from the teaching process. Andrade graduated with highest honors from the University of California Santa Barbara in 2003. Following the completion of her bachelor's in communication, she earned her CELTA teaching certificate from Cambridge and taught in Australia. After years of living and teaching abroad, from Micronesia to Australia, she moved to San Diego to continue her education earning a Master of Education in TESOL, Culture and Literacy from the University of San Diego, where she received the School of Leadership and Education Award of Distinction. Andrade loves to share her passion of teaching as a teacher-trainer in the UC San Diego Extension TEFL program and the TESOL program at the University of San Diego. Andrade created the curriculum for the University of San Diego’s TEFL Certificate program and also instructs full-time at UC San Diego’s English Language Institute.

“What I love most about teaching is that it keeps you engaged in constant learning. I learn from my students every time I step into a classroom.”
- Christina Andrade
Andrade, Christina

My Courses

American Idioms and Slang for Fluency II
This 4-week online course is designed for non-native speakers of English who want to become more proficient in communicating with native speakers of English. Students will master 48 special...
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Medical English I
This first online course in a series of three focuses on the vocabulary and communication associated with the respiratory, musculoskeletal, and endocrine systems.  It is designed for non...
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Medical English II
This second online course in a series of three focuses on the vocabulary and communication associated with the skin, lymphatic/hematic, and urinary systems.  It is designed for non-native...
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Visual Media in the EFL Classroom

This TEFL certificate course gives aspiring English language teachers ideas and methods on how to use various media as an enhancement to the ESL classroom environment.

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