Patricia Duffy

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, Action through Words: Learning English through learning about the United Nations. She is also the author of two ESL textbooks: Variations: Reading/Oral Communication Skills and Focus on Innovations and Innovators, and Blue Cats, a book about perception.

She is a member of the UN Society of Writers and is its liaison to the UN 1% for Development Fund.

Ms Duffy has a Master of Arts (MA) in Teaching English as a Second Language from Teachers College, Columbia University.

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