Meet the Faculty and Staff
- Diann Mandile
- B.A., Sociology, Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois
- M.A. Linguistically Diverse Education, Adult ESL University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO
Hello all! I am very excited to be teaching here at the ELC. My desire to become an ESL teacher was sparked over five years ago while I was studying in a Spanish immersion course in Nicaragua. During my stay, I lived with a host family and tutored my “sister” in English. I found that I thoroughly enjoyed both teaching and learning language. Once arriving back in Denver, I began volunteering and later working as an ESL teacher. I then received my masters from the University of Colorado at Denver in 2009.
I love teaching students that are excited about language learning and live for those “Ah-ha! I’ve got it,” moments. When I’m not in the classroom, I enjoy riding my bike, being in the mountains, and spending time with family and friends.