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Lydia Diggs

Lydia Elizabeth Diggs

387 Frances Blvd.
Oxford, Al 36203
United States of America

The University of Alabama
May 2013
Received a Bachelors degree in the Spanish Language with a minor in nutrition
August 2014-May 2016 (expected)
Currently studying for a Masters degree in Applied Linguistics with a
concentration in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESOL)
Language Experience
August 2008-Present
Bachelors degree in Spanish; level- Conversational Spanish (functionally fluent)
January 2012-Present
Currently studying Arabic; level- Elementary

Professional History:
University of Alabama
ELI Director: Bill Wallace

Employer: English Language


Taught structure, level 2, course during the Fall 2 session, October 2015December 2015

University of Alabama
TESOL Director: Dilin Liu

Employer: UA English Dept.

Title: Graduate Teaching

Upcoming: To teach 2 sections of English Composition 121 for international
students, January 2016-May 2016
Taught English Composition 120 for international students, August 2015December 2015

Lydia Diggs

Co-taught English Composition 120 and 121 for international students, August
2014-May 2015

University of Alabama
Supervisor: Brad Hodges and Vicky Wyatt

Employer: English Language

Title: Tutor/Office Assistant

English tutor for international students attending ELI, May 2015- Present
Assisted office in document handling for students, airport pick ups and drop offs,
and other office duties, January 2012-January 2013 and May 2015- August 2015

Tuscaloosa County
School System

Employer: Christina Womack

Title: Title III Tutor

Tutored ESL students in the Tuscaloosa County School System, March 2013-May

Field Experience:

International TESOL Conference April, 2016

Presenter at AM TESOL Conference, February 2016: Creating a Comfortable
Atmosphere in the ESL Classroom
Keith Folse Writing Workshop, November 2015
AM TESOL Conference, February 2015

International Experience:
July 2008
Traveled to Peru, working in the local schools in Lima and Huaraz
July 2009
Traveled to Peru, working the local schools in Lima and Chulicanas
June-August 2011
Traveled to Guatemala and studied in a private Spanish language school

Lydia Diggs

Volunteer Experience:
University of Alabamas English Language Institute Culturally Speaking

Spend 2 hours a week with a group of ELI students from all over the world
discussing culture, language, and life around the world in English

Glen Eyrie Global Summer International Student Program

May 2012- August 2012
Supervisor: Collin Russ
Duties: House Keeping/Customer Service/Volunteer work
Lived among a group of international students for the summer made up of 12
different countries from all over the world
Specifically worked on cultural understandings and working together

Has been training to be a TESOL teacher, tutoring skills in English reading, writing,
conversation, and grammar, efficient in basic computer and social media skills; good
people skills, very relational and energetic, works great with internationals, functionally
fluent in Spanish, elementary Arabic, ability to adapt to different cultural settings and
with different internationals.

Personal and Professional References: Upon request