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Mary Ritter

Mary Ritter

Clinical Assistant Professor

Mary Ritter has been appointed as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the NYU School of Professional Studies English Language Institute (ELI). She has been at NYU since 2009 and is currently the Outreach Coordinator at the ELI. She has taught English as a Second Language (ESL), English for Academic Purposes (EAP), English for Special Purposes (ESP), and Intercultural Communication since 2000. 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 from Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada, and a B.A. (Honours) in English from Trent University in Ontario, Canada. She also holds a Certificate in TESOL from the Interlingue School of Languages in Rome, Italy. She specializes in improving students’ speaking and listening abilities, focusing on oral presentation skills, accent correction, and cross-cultural communicative strategies. Before coming to NYU, Ritter taught at the American Language Program at Columbia University and the School of Graduate Studies at the University of Toronto. She has won both a Teaching Excellence Award and an Outstanding Service Award from the NYU School of Professional Studies.

Currently Teaching

ESL Listening and Speaking: Intermediate B

This course, for students with intermediate-level English language ability, further develops listening and speaking skills in English.

Voice and Diction: Unlocking Vocal Power

From leading meetings to projecting influence from the global stage, our voice can be a powerful amplifier of our expressions, opening...