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  • Pamela Vittorio

    Part-time Associate Teaching Professor


    Office Location
    A - Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall - 66 West 12th Street

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    Pamela Vittorio


    Pamela is a part-time Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of English Language Studies. I believe that learning should be a challenging but enjoyable experience. The process of learning itself is a personal journey for every individual student. So one of my goals is to customize the class activities to fit each student's pace, level, and style of learning as much as possible. My courses offer a "hybrid" approach using online assessments in which we tackle skills such as vocabulary building, grammar in context, listening to lectures or watching documentaries, and reading high-interest and academic texts, in order to build language skills in general and help students become better researchers and writers.

    Degrees Held

    BA, English/Theater (Dual-degree) from SUNY Geneseo, Geneseo, NY

    MA, Middle Eastern Studies/Literature and Languages,  NYU. Post-Grad Doctoral research PhD program, NYU.

    Certificate in Genealogical Research, Boston University.

    Professional Affiliation

    International TESOL, NY State TESOL, American Dialect Society

    Recent Publications

    Learning Curve. Live Action adult ELT video series; contributor, student books. Richmond, London. 2017. 
    Captain of the Compass. Children's cartoon ELT video series. Richmond, Mexico. 2017.
    Follow the Compass.  Live Action children's ELT video series. Richmond, Mexico. 2017.
    Making Connections 4, (co-author), Cambridge University Press, 2016.
    English ID. (Paul Seligson, series author) Richmond ELT Publishing, Sao Paulo, Brazil.  Writer: Café ID. 4 levels:Video books. Digital grammar 
    components. 2013.
    Next Generation Grammar, 3, (co-author) Pearson–ELT;  2013.
    Collins Skills for the TOEIC  (Speaking/Writing) Content Ed., Boston, MA: HarperCollins, 2012.   
    Testbuilder for TOEFL iBT.  Macmillan, Oxford: UK. 2011.
    Excellent English, Book 4, (co-author) McGraw–Hill ESL/ELT (US and International), 2008; 2nd edition 2009.  
    Recent non-ELT Publications:
    "Book Review: Goodwin. New York City Municipal Archives: An Authorized Guide for Family Historians. The Record, Volume 148, Issue 3. New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. July 2017.
    "The World of Women: Life and Work on the NY State Canals" Tree Talks. Central NY Genealogical SocietyJune 2017.
    "Book Review: Kelly. Heaven's Ditch: God, Gold and Murder on the Erie Canal." The Record, Volume 148, Issue 1. New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. January 2017. 
    "Sleep Tight: Passenger Travel on the Erie Canal in the 19th Century." Tree Talks. Central NY Genealogical Society. September 2016.

    Performances and Appearances

    Composer/Performer, Series theme song: The Captain of the Compass.
    Composer/Performer, Series theme song: Better Together.
    Erie: The Canal that Made America, WCNY. 2017.

    Research Interests

    The Corpus of American English, Languages and Dialects, History and Culture of the Erie Canal,Genealogy and Family History, Women Suffrage, Revolutionary War, Civil War, Artifacts, Photography, Art.

    Current Courses

    ESL 1800 Advanced

    ESL 1800 Advanced (Spring 2020)

    ESL1750 American Cultural Lang

    Writing for Multilinguals

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