Lynn Bonesteel became interested in international education and cross-cultural communication over thirty years ago when she spent her junior year abroad studying Latin American topics and linguistics at the Centro Andino in Quito, Ecuador. Lynn holds an undergraduate degree in Spanish from the University of Massachusetts and a graduate degree in education with a specialization in teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from Boston University. Lynn is fluent in Spanish, has studied German, French, and Italian, and has traveled to many countries in Europe and Latin America, as well as Japan.
In addition to having worked for the past 25 years at CELOP as a senior lecturer in ESL at all levels (beginning to advanced), Lynn is the author of numerous textbooks for English language learners, including the Real Reading series, Center Stage, From Reading to Writing, and New Password 5. Lynn is also a frequent presenter at international teaching conferences, and often works with student teachers and graduate students from Boston University’s School of Education. In addition, Lynn is particularly interested in teaching Legal English to foreign lawyers. For the past five summers, she has taught at the Boston University School of Law’s Summer Legal Institute in London. Lynn has also worked as an English assessment specialist with Boston Language Consultants in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Lynn has coordinated a number of CELOP programs over the years. She is currently the Part-time and Elective Program Coordinator.