Liberal Arts; English as a Second Language
Panagiota Kambouris taught English as a Foreign Language at the Stratigakis School of Languages in Thessaloniki, Greece. Previously, she taught Greek to Greek-American students at the Greek Orthodox Church in Watertown, Mass., and was an assistant to an ESL teacher at Quincy Junior College.
As a full-time faculty member at NEC since 1994, Kambouris has taught Intensive English, English as a Second Language, and Critical Reading-Writing to international students at various levels of proficiency, covering a wide range of topics (American Culture, Great Composers, Greek Mythology). Using a student-centered, content-based, and communicative approach to teaching ESL, she encourages students to work hard and follow the requirements of the rigorous English as a Second Language Program in order to improve their English skillls, achieve fluency, and develop their critical thinking, reading, and writing ability to a high degree. Kambouris' ultimate goal is to instill confidence, open-mindedness, and knowledge of other people and cultures into all students so that they are well equipped for their "Odyssey" in learning English and adapting themselves to the multicultural environment in the USA.
B.A. cum laude in English Language and Literature, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece;
M.A. in English as a Second Language Studies, University of Massachusetts/Boston.