Leslie Ziani (MAT 36) answers a few questions about her SIT experience and her work after SIT.
I am currently working as a North American language and culture training consultant for Spectrum Consultants in Bangalore India. I work with computer engineers that do technical support on the phone with North American customers. I assess their language and customer service skills and then work with them to improve in various areas. We either work one on one, in small groups, or structured trainings.
I chose to do my MAT at SIT because I found that SIT best fit my own values and ideals as an educator. I wanted to be in a place that values student centered methods of teaching and consistently examines (and consequently requires students to consistently examine) their impact on the world at large as teachers and people.
I gained more than I can express in words from my experience at SIT. I am now a member of a community of people that care deeply about what they do and how they do it. I have that community wherever I am in the world. I was able to fully explore my teaching ideals and methods. I was given the tools to continue to learn and grow as a teacher and student.
I use the knowledge and skills I gained at SIT everyday whether I am in the classroom or not. I never stop thinking about teaching and learning.
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