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Lorie Tan

Lorie Tan

Adjunct Teaching Faculty


Biography:

Lorie began her career in education as an elementary classroom teacher and was drawn to school districts with high ESL populations, both on the Navajo reservation in Arizona and in a multilingual community in Houston, Texas. Following a trip to Turkey, she fell in love with the country and decided to make it her home for 13 years, 11 of which were spent teaching in the intensive English program at Bilkent University in the capital city of Ankara. While at Bilkent, she earned the Cambridge University DELTA qualification (Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults) and, in 2016, earned a master's degree in TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language). Upon returning to her home state of PennsylvaniaLorie spent several years teaching English online before transitioning back into the classroom with the IECP as both an adjunct lecturer and writing coach. Lorie has 24 years of experience in education and is fascinated by sociolinguistics, phonology, and connected speech, but most of all, she is passionate about drawing speech out of reluctant learners by creating a supportive classroom environment in which all students feel safe and welcome.