My name is Paul Sanchez and I am thrilled to be the new Director of Studies here at EC Los Angeles. I have been teaching English for over 10 years with specialties in teacher training, reading, writing and test preparation. I have presented teacher training workshops for various universities in South Korea and for KOTESOL. I am also a doctoral candidate of TESOL at Alliant International University. Recently, I have been working as teacher trainer at UC San Diego’s English Language Institute and I have also been working as a program manager and associate director for a non-profit adult education program in San Diego. I have extensive experience working and traveling abroad. I have also worked as a Business English instructor for Sony in Tijuana, Mexico and as a program coordinator, teacher trainer and lead TESOL instructor at Chonnam National University in Gwangju, South Korea. My goal here at EC LA is to provide support and guidance for our staff to create an optimal learning environment for our students. I know I am new to the team, but please know I am here for you all and I am happy to be part of this awesome team here at EC LA. I can’t wait to meet you all. Best regards, Paul Sanchez”
Since I can remember traveling has been part of my life, and with the travels came a new understanding of people with different cultures and languages. Eventually the similarities between the cultures and people became highlighted more than the differences. Most notably, my living experiences in both Italy and South Korea allowed me to see the beauty that this world and its people have to offer. The love for travel evolved for the love of the planet and the people, thus allowing me to continue to “travel” in any corner of the world. I firmly uphold that as long as we are exposed to the global realities we can make a change, not only in other people’s lives but also in our own. Teaching at EC LA has allowed me to continue meeting great people from around the globe and I continue to be enlightened on a daily basis. My all-time favorite spot in LA is the idyllic Lake Shrine, where a portion of Mahatma Gandhi’s ashes can be found. I recently got my Masters in Italian literature from UCLA. I have also taught English in South Korea. Currently, along with teaching Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate and High Intermediate at EC, I teach Italian at Pepperdine University and at CSU Long Beach. A Learning tip for students: be adventurous when learning a language! ====== Learn More about English Courses in the United States, which are taught by wonderful teachers like Nancy!