Kim L Gonzalez
MA in Applied Linguistics

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Kim Gonzalez Lawgali is the TEFL Certificate Program Coordinator and instructor at UC San Diego's English Language Institute. She is also adjunct professor of TESOL at Alliant International University in the MA TESOL program. From 1989 to 2005, she taught and was coordinator of the TESOL Certificate program in the Education Department at UC San Diego Extension before creating the TEFL Certificate program through the English Language Institute at UC San Diego where she was teacher of the year in 1995 and 1999. Before joining UC San Diego, she taught at the American Language Institute at San Diego State University for ten years and taught adult education at the Mid City Adult Center for thirteen years. Her first English teaching job was in Tunisia. She has been teaching English for over 30 years with specialties in teacher training, advanced levels of grammar, writing and reading. She is a member of the TESOL organization and serves as coordinator for ELI's TEFL certificate program. She has presented at conferences both locally and nationally for CATESOL, TESOL, and NAFSA.

Gonzalez, Kim

My Courses

Advanced Analysis of English Sentence Structure I

Explore the complexities of English structures and how and when they are used (pragmatics) in this TEFL certificate course. Special emphasis is on areas of syntax unique to English and most...
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Advanced Grammar Seminar
This course is designed for advanced non-native English speakers who need to do in-depth studies in the areas of grammar that are commonly tested on English proficiency exams or required in formal...
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Introduction to Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL)

Prospective or novice English teachers who are not yet familiar with the basic theories, methods, and practices of TEFL or for those experienced teachers needing a further grounding in the...
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Online TEFL Certificate Information Session

Cannot make it to our face-to-face information session but would still like to learn more about the Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certificate programs at UC San Diego Extension...
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TEFL Certificate Information Session

Are you looking for a career change? Perhaps you have always wondered if teaching was right for you? UC San Diego Extension offers a high-quality certificate program in Teaching English as...
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