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English for Speakers of Other Languages Faculty

Amy Tarrell-Florey


English for Speakers of Other Languages

Phone: 651.403.4029

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Amy Tarrell-Florey began teaching at Saint Paul College in 2008. She teaches courses in reading, writing, grammar, and speaking/listening to non-native English speakers. Before coming to Saint Paul College, Amy taught at Minneapolis Community & Technical College, the University of Minnesota, Wuhan University in China, and the Anglo-American Business Institute in Argentina. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and Anthropology from Washington University in St. Louis and a Master’s degree in ESL from the University of Minnesota.

Amy thinks the best thing about teaching ESOL is working with students from all over the world. She enjoys learning about her students’ language, food, traditions, and culture and often feels she learns as much from her students as they do from her. In the classroom, Amy aims to help students improve their English, understand the expectations of American colleges, and effectively use technology for their assignments. In her spare time, Amy likes to run marathons, cook, explore the state parks of Minnesota, and spend time with her husband and son.

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Inna Wolfson


English for Speakers of Other Languages

Phone: 651.846.1552

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Inna Wolfson began working at Saint Paul College in 2005. She has previously taught at college programs in Wisconsin (UW-Stout & UW-River Falls), Minnesota (Hamline & St. Scholastica), and overseas. A third-generation teacher, Inna takes special pride in having taught at several instructor education programs and having had dozens of students who followed in her footsteps. She is particularly interested in teaching English for specific purposes (medicine) and encouraging extensive reading (Readers Theater and book clubs) as means to enhance students’ motivation to acquire academic language skills.

Inna holds a BA in English from Simferopol State University, Ukraine, and a MA in TESOL (adult strand) from Hamline, St. Paul. Her academic interests include ways to stimulate second language acquisition and novel approaches to content instructions for ESL students. Over her 35-year long career, Inna has been a staunch proponent of ESL education and an advocate of the rights of non-native English speakers. When Inna is not teaching, she likes to travel, read, and spend time with her family.