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Mary Ritter

Mary Ritter

Language Lecturer

Mary Ritter has been appointed as a language lecturer at the NYU School of Professional Studies American Language Institute (ALI). She completed Ph.D. coursework in both English and political philosophy at Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, CA. She earned an M.A. in English (1996) from Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada, and a B.A. (Honors) in English (1994) from Trent University in Ontario, Canada. Ritter teaches intercultural communication and English courses to nonnative speakers. She specializes in improving students’ speaking and listening abilities, focusing on oral presentation skills, accent correction, and cross-cultural communicative strategies. She frequently presents at TESOL conferences. Her published works include “Wordsworth’s Influence on C.S. Lewis” in The Ten Books that Most Influenced C.S. Lewis and “Lewis, Wordsworth, and the Education of the Soul,” on The C.S. Lewis Web, Discovery Institute. Previously, Ritter was a language instructor at the American Language Program at Columbia University and at the School of Graduate Studies at the University of Toronto. She recently won a Teaching Excellence Award from the NYU School of Professional Studies.

Currently Teaching

ESL Reading and Writing 4

Students with intermediate-level English skills improve their writing in English by developing paragraphs, sentences, details, and conclusions.

ESL Listening and Speaking 3

As a student with low-intermediate English language ability, take this course to develop your listening and speaking skills.

ESL Reading and Writing 3 - S

Low-intermediate-level students of English practice reading and writing to improve their grammar, sentence structure, and vocabulary.

ESL Listening and Speaking 5 - S

Students with intermediate-level English language ability continue to develop their listening and speaking skills in this course.

ESL Skills 3/4 - S

This elective course for low-intermediate-level speakers of English covers various topics that change each semester.