HI, I’M MONICA MULHOLLAND

Spanish & English Language Specialist, Instructional Designer & Best Practices Coach

I am an experienced ESL/EFL and Spanish professor with over 30 years of experience in the field of education. Teaching and traveling are two of my biggest passions, and I’m fortunate enough to be able to combine both. My job and personal interests have taken me from my hometown in Argentina to Uruguay, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Jamaica, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Canada, Australia, the UK, and several other countries in Europe. Since 2002, I’ve called the USA my home. I live in Northern Colorado with my husband, Scott, and our beautiful yellow Lab, Abby.

MY ACADEMIC BACKGROUND

Ph.D. in Spanish Literature from the Catholic University of America (2014).

M.A. in Foreign Languages (2006) and a Graduate Certificate in TESOL (2016) from George Mason University.

B.A. in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from Instituto Superior del Profesorado Joaquín V. González. Buenos Aires, Argentina. (1988).

MY EXPERIENCE

Currently, I work as a full-time Instructional Design Specialist for Diplomatic Language Services in the Washington D.C. area. It’s exciting to be part of a dedicated team of professionals who create courses to cater to the individual needs of each of the organizations they serve. At the same time, I’m a Spanish professor at George Mason University, where I have been working since 2006 in different capacities including that of Director of the Basic Spanish Program from 2013 to 2016.

FURTHER EXPERIENCE

English as a Second Language Instructor: Virginia Tech Language and Culture Institute. Fairfax, VA.

Graduate and undergraduate Spanish courses: the Catholic University of America.

Spanish: the Foreign Service Institute in Arlington, VA.

Spanish: Northern Virginia Community College (Alexandria and Annandale campuses).

Spanish: Washington Gas.

Full-time visiting professor: University of Mary Washington.

Spanish: Stone Bridge High School (Loudoun County Public Schools), and Robinson Secondary School (Fairfax County Public Schools).

English Teaching Methodology Lecturer: Profesorado del Sagrado Corazón. B.A., Argentina.

English Teaching Methodology Assistant: Instituto Superior del Profesorado Joaquín V. González. B.A., Argentina.

In-company English instructor: SADESA. B.A., Argentina.

English teacher: Lincoln Institute, B.A., Argentina.

In-company English instructor: Red Eléctrica. Madrid, España.

Communication Skills

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Language Teaching

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Creativity

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Enthusiasm

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