Ms. Siany Gordon, who has been an English professor at private and public universities for twenty years, lectures at the University of Costa Rica and also works at the Instituto Nacional de Aprendizaje, a prestigious occupational institute with numerous branches nationwide. She is lauded for her ability to teach non-native speakers of diverse cultural backgrounds, for arranging tutoring and workshops for EFL teachers and students and for organizing job fairs, institutional events and cultural activities. Siany also administered the scholarship department of the main Port Authority in Costa Rica for ten years.
Ms. Gordon holds a Bachelor’s degree in English/Specialist in English and Spanish translation from the International University of the Americas as well as an MBA from the State University of Costa Rica. When she returns to Costa Rica, Siany will graduate as a Licentiate in Education Management.
During her Humphrey year, Siany plans to expand her knowledge of the modern methods of teaching English as a foreign language to diverse culture and professions by focusing on linguistics, curriculum design and community leadership. She also plans to obtain entrepreneurial skills in order to develop educational enterprises for the disadvantaged population in her country. In Costa Rica, she will join forces with the English coordinator of the Ministry of Education and other colleagues to develop new education policy based on her experiences.