ESL People

Heather Deering

Heather Deering

Director of English as a Second Language Program

906-487-2009
hldeerin@mtu.edu
G044A Douglass Houghton Hall

Specialties

  • Coordinates ESL program and assessments
  • Advises international students who are enrolled in the program
  • Collaborates with university partners to provide a holistic learning experience for our international students
  • Designs workshops and short courses for our larger international community at Tech
Armand Affricano

Armand Affricano

ESL Instructor

906-487-2009
aeaffric@mtu.edu
Douglas Houghton Hall G044B

Specialties

  • Second language writing and grammar methods and assessment
  • Experiential Learning and Intercultural Dynamics
  • MA Applied Linguistics, BA International Affairs.

Frann Grossman

Community English Educator

906-487-2009
fgrossma@mtu.edu
Douglass Houghton Hall G044

Specialties

  • Community English
Emily Kastamo

Emily Kastamo

ESL Instructor

906-487-2009
ekastamo@mtu.edu
Douglas Houghton Hall G044B

Specialties

  • Second language reading methods and assessment
  • Culture and language maintenance among immigrants and their descendants
  • MA Applied Linguistics, BA English as a Second Language Education

Ayse Nur Miskioglu

ESL Instructor

906-487-2009
anmiskio@mtu.edu
Douglas Houghton Hall G044

Specialties

  • Reading skills strategies
  • Productive methods to learn L2 vocabulary
  • Master of Science in the Teaching of English for Specific Purposes, University of Aston in Birmingham, UK
Sandesh Balkrishna More

Sandesh Balkrishna More

Peer Mentor

906-487-2009
smore@mtu.edu
Douglass Houghton Hall G044

Specialties

  • Monitors the Sustained Silent Reading (SSR) Program.
  • Provides free tutoring services and mentorship to ESL students.
  • Serves as an IESL teacher’s assistant.
Shamshun Nisa

Shamshun Nisa

Assistant to the Director

906-487-2009
snisa@mtu.edu
Douglass Houghton Hall G044

Specialties

  • Advertises program events.
  • Designs documents for program recruitment.
  • Collects data for marketing ESL services.
Shasha Zhang

Shasha Zhang

Assistant to the Director

906-487-2009
shashaz@mtu.edu
Douglass Houghton Hall G044

Specialties

  • Provides financial management assistance.
  • Creates and manages documents, newsletter, databases, reports, and presentation materials.
  • Organizes and maintains paper and electronic records for faculty.