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French Level I, Spanish Level I & II, Italian Level I:
Ro Diamond is a Ph.D. student in Art History at the Graduate Center, CUNY. Robert, who has an M.A. in Art History and a B.A. in French, has acquired various levels of proficiency in several foreign languages. He has studied and traveled extensively in Europe, where he received his TEFL certification. Back in the U.S., he taught ESL for five years as an adjunct at Capital Community College in Hartford, as well as other adult education programs.

German Level I and II, sections a and b; Level II for Art Historians. Coordinator of the Language Reading Program.
Diana Toman, a native German speaker, whose studies and training have been both in the sciences (Theoretical Physics, Princeton) and the humanities (Comparative Literature, Philosophy and Clinical Psychology (Fordham and Columbia Universities) has taught Comparative Literature (Queens College), Biometrics (NYU Bellevue Psychiatric Hospital) as well as all aspects of German (Jewish Theological Seminary, CUNY, a.s.f.). About German, she has this to say: "The German language: a tiny puddle of order within an otherwise chaotic universe."

Latin  Level I and II, Neo-Latin Workshop:
Nathan Oglesby is a PhD student in Classics at The Graduate Center, CUNY. He is also an adjunct lecturer at City College and Hunter College, where he has taught Latin, Greek and Latin Roots of English and Classical Mythology. He is happy to be part of the CUNY Graduate Center Language Reading Program.

Spanish Level I:
CARMEN AVENA was formally educated in Spain, the Philippines, and the United States. She has taught in the leading universities in Manila, in the Foreign Language Institute, and in private secondary schools, and was a member of the faculty of the Academy of St. Aloysius. She has been with the Language Reading Program for decades and for Carmen, "Teaching has always been more of a calling than a vocation."

Spanish Level I:
Inés Vañó García is a Ph.D. student specializing in sociolinguistics. After receiving her B.A. from the University of Alicante, she received a Fulbright Spanish Teaching Assistantship at Agnes Scott College (GA). She has  teaching experience in Spain (Council for International Educational Exchange) and in the U.S. (University at Buffalo (SUNY), Boston University, Boston College, Fordham University, Brooklyn College and Lehman College). Her research focuses on the institutionalization of the Spanish language in the U.S. at the beginning of the 20th century. She is interested in language ideologies and the political history of the Spanish language. Inés also works as a Research Assistant at CILC (Center for Integrated Languages Communities).

Updated May 9, 2016
Updated November 18, 2016