Rebecca Hale comes to ELCE with rich experience teaching and tutoring in higher education at local state, community and private colleges. With a background in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), since 2009 Becca has taught English as a Foreign Language (EFL) overseas (in the Russian Federation, Israel) as well as online (in Israel, South Korea, China, Taiwan) and since 2011 has focused on teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) to international students, immigrants and refugees in Cincinnati at the YWCA, Cincinnati State and the UC Center for ESL. Becca has also worked as a writing and ESL tutor for undergraduate and graduate students at Cincinnati State, The Christ College of Nursing and Hebrew Union College. Becca is excited to work with Mechanical Engineering students in the College of Engineering and Applied Science and diversify her knowledge base and skill set to support UC students in mandatory co-op programs. She has a student-centered teaching philosophy and strives to promote active learning, self-reflection and cultural humility in her classroom teaching and advising of students in the Mechanical Engineering co-op program. Becca’s research focuses on supporting students of international backgrounds in the job search process at US colleges and universities. She also serves as a co-chair of ELCE’s Equity & Inclusion committee and teaches a weekly ESL Conversation Group, hosted by UC International Services, which is open to all UC students, scholars and their spouses.
- Master of Education – Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Adult/International, University of Cincinnati
- Graduate Certificate – Teaching English a Second Language (TESL), Adult/International, University of Cincinnati
- Certificate – Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), Language Link, Russia
- Bachelor of Arts – English Language and Literature, University of Cincinnati