Instructors

The instructors of the English Language Programme are native speakers. They are all university trained and have at least a Masters degree in linguistics or language education and a minimum of five years experience teaching adults.


Kirsten DuckettKirsten Duckett has been an instructor in the United Nations Language and Communications Programme since 2008.  She has worked as an educator in Belgium, Lebanon, the Netherlands, Puerto Rico, South Korea, the United States and Venezuela, including work as an instructor of language, teaching methodology, linguistics and intercultural skills.   read more...  

Patricia Duffy has been an instructor in the United Nations Language and Communications Programme since 1985. She has also taught English as a Second Language (ESL) at New York University and the City University of New York. Her overseas teaching experience includes stints at Jiangsu Television University and Suzhou University in the People's Republic of China.

In addition to teaching, Ms Duffy is the creator of the instructional website... read more...

Jodi Nooyen began her career at the United Nations in 2001 as an English Instructor.

Her English teaching career began in her home state of Wisconsin, where she taught Hmong refugees in 1991.  Since then, she has taught English, communication skills (e.g. writing) and teacher training courses in Puerto Rico, Japan, Los Angeles, Venezuela, Ethiopia, and Timor Leste.

She has a special interest in teaching with technology. In addition to writing several articles and making... read more...

Mary Regan came to the United Nations Language and Communications Programme in 1998 as a part-time English teacher. She became a full-time instructor in 2003.

Mary has been teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) since 1984. Before returning “home” to New York, where she was born, Mary lived in Washington, D.C. for 13 years. She taught ESL at many schools, including 10 years at Northern Virginia Community College. read more...


 

Raymonde Burke has been a part-time instructor in the United Nations English Language Programme, New York since 1991.

Born in Ireland, Raymonde globe trotted with her husband and children for a number of years. Thus, she has had a very varied and international teaching career. In the Middle East (Bahrain), she was an Elementary school teacher for three years. When she and her family moved to Switzerland, she taught ESL at the European Centre for... read more...

Heidi JensenHeidi Jensen has been a part-time instructor in the United Nations English Language Programme, New York since 2007.

A native New Yorker, Heidi grew up surrounded by the various cultures and peoples of this great city. Always interested in teaching and wanting to travel, Heidi first taught English professionally in Sendai, Japan, where she lived for three years. Upon returning to New York, she continued to teach immigrants in Brooklyn, until she was invited in 1997 to teach a Conversational English class to diplomat wives at Christian Embassy...read more...

Dilek Hancioglu has been a part-time instructor in the United Nations English Language Programme since 2004.

Jason Mount has been a part-time instructor in the United Nations English Language Programme since 2007.

Jill Kalotay has been a part-time instructor in the United Nations English Language Programme since 2004.

Richard Humphreys has been a part-time instructor in the United Nations English Language Programme since 2004.

Programme Coordinator

Kathryn Good has been serving as the Coordinator of the United Nations English Language Programme since 2010.

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