Nooyen joined the United Nations
Language and Communications Programme in 2001as an English instructor.
Her English teaching career began in her home state of Wisconsin, where
she taught Hmong refugees in 1991, and, since then, she has taught
English and/or English teacher training courses in Puerto Rico, Japan,
Los Angeles, Venezuela and Ethiopia.
She has a special
interest in teaching with technology. In addition to writing several
articles and making many conference presentations on this topic, she
also initiated a ‘Teaching with Technology’ course
to assist other language teachers in creating websites and using
technology to supplement their teaching. Her website is www.unejn.org.
In addition, she was a member of a ‘Netiquette work
group’ and has developed both a course and guidelines for the
effective and efficient use of Email at the United Nations.
Jodi received her
Masters Arts (MA)degree in Applied Linguistics and the Teaching of
English to Students of Other Languages from the University of
California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She has also taken courses in both
Global Affairs and Management Practices at New York University (NYU).