Vivian Vu's Intermendiate Low ESL

Vivian Vu

My name is Vivian Le and I am proud to call Lincoln Education Center my second home.  I always knew I wanted to be a teacher, even when I was young. I always enjoyed helping others learn and grow. I went to CSULB and UCLA for my graduate and undergraduate Studies.

I have been teaching for almost 20 years. I have had the wonderful opportunities to teach all levels of ESL from Literacy to Intermediate High/Advanced.

My philosophy of education is to implement, design effective strategies to develop self-responsible/independent learners. I strive to promote students’ intrinsic motivation by providing meaningful and progressively challenging learning experiences which include, but not limited to: self-exploration, questioning, making choices, setting goals, planning and organizing, self-evaluation by demonstrating initiative in tasks and projects, to also provide opportunities for students to apply/practice what is learned. Finally my goal is to have students gain good social skills, leadership and civic responsibility.

 Intermediate Low/High/Citizenship

This course is designed for students who function satisfactorily in the use of English in basic survival situations related to their needs and in most routine situations. Fluency and communication are emphasized with students beginning to learn to correct their own errors. Students can handle entry level jobs that involve limited oral communication skills on a non-technical level, and need clarification when communication breaks down. They have difficulty in interpreting written directions.

Course content is relevant to students’ lives. It integrates language functions and language forms with informational sources, skills and topics. Topics are chosen in accordance with students’ goals—general, educational or vocational.

Cultural aspects such as rules of etiquette common in routine social situations in the United States are taught by focusing on ways the rules contrast with customs in each student’s culture.