December 23, 2015

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My name is Karina Jackson and I am currently a student in the TESOL Masters Program at Brigham Young University (anticipated graduation in April 2016).

I received my Bachelors in Science from Brigham Young University in Geography with a minor in English in 2010. After living abroad in Guatemala as a volunteer for 18 months, I decided to return to further my formal education and become a TESOL professional.

I am currently teaching at the BYU English Language Center (ELC) and work as a tutor in the BYU ESL Writing Lab. My areas of interest include reading, curriculum development, and vocabulary acquisition. For my MA project, I am working on evaluating and improving an online teacher training curriculum for the ELC that will be used for volunteer teachers of English as a Second Language.

“The promise of adventure had always a fascination for me”

(Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Hound of the Baskervilles)

That love of the unknown has fueled my love for exploring the world through books and travel. I have had many incredible opportunities to visit other countries to apply and deepen my understanding of literature, history, language, and science. Those experiences allowed me to connect with and understand new cultures and languages and led me to this field. By teaching ESL, I am able to help others benefit from similar eye-opening and enriching opportunities.