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Shant Melkonian

Shant Melkonian

Language Lecturer

Language Lecturer & Co-Coordinator of the Academic English Program and the Comprehensive English Program, where he focuses on critical English for academic purposes (CEAP) and assessment. Prior to joining the SPS faculty (2012-present), Shant held many teaching and administrative positions in New York City. He has taught the following courses at the ALI: DESL1-GC9174 - Reading & Writing Workshop; DESL1-GC9174 - Reading & Writing Workshop (on-line); CESL1-CE9045 - American Culture Seminar; CESL1-CE9027 - Business English. Shant holds the following degrees and certifications: MA in TESOL, Adelphi University (1998); ESL Teaching Certificate, New School for Social Research (1996); BA in Political Science/History, CUNY-Hunter College (1995).

Currently Teaching

ESL Reading and Writing 6

Intermediate-level English speakers study paragraph structure, development, organization, and editing for general and academic purposes.

ESL Listening and Speaking 7

In this course, advanced-level English language learners continue to develop their listening and speaking skills in English.

ESL Skills 5/6

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

ESL Topics 3/4

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