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Flores, Monica P.

Senior Instructor
University of Massachusetts Lowell
English as a Second Language
School Affiliation

Cambridge College School of Education

Academic Focus

Linguistics and language variations, diversity, empowering up-and-coming ESL teachers

Courses Taught
  • Applied Linguistics and Language Variations
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Professional Seminar

Ed.D. - University of Massachusetts Lowell - Language arts, literacy and leadership

Dissertation topic: Instructional Strategies, Conditions, Characteristics, and Contexts for Successfully Teaching Hispanic Caribbean Students: The Validation and Evaluation of a Teacher-Training Manual

M.A. - University of Massachusetts Boston - Applied linguistics

Bachelor's degree - Rivier College

Professional Experience
  • ESL teacher since 1991
  • ESL-Bilingual-SLIFE teacher in the following public school districts: Boston, Lawrence, Lowell, Somerville, Chelsea
  • ESL Coordinator, Nashoba Regional School District
  • Principal at AJC at Lawrence
  • Assistant Principal, Lawrence Public Schools
Selected Presentations

Many workshops and presentations for teachers, tutors, including:

  • DESE RETELL presenter
  • MATSOL 2006 - Using L1 to teach L2; Hispanic Caribbean Students
  • MATSOL 2007 - panel from OLLSS, on Newcomer High School
  • Second Language Acquision and SIOP - workshops for teachers in Chelsea
  • Second Language Acquisition: Introduction to Teaching and Learning, Category 1, offered by DESE
  • Enhancing Instruction for ELLs, Category 2, offered by DESE

MEPA Item Analysis Committee member

Professional Memberships & Affiliations