Cicely A. Rude teaches in the Benerd School of Education at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. She earned her Master’s degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. In addition to working as a public school substitute teacher for two years, her diverse experiences include teaching English in Japan, teaching adult English as a Second Language (ESL), and teaching linguistics.
As the author of numerous newspaper and academic journal articles on the subject of education, as well as resource materials for teachers, Ms. Rude has presented teacher education workshops for organizations including California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (CATESOL), the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program, and the Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco.
Ms. Rude also spends time coordinating the website www.eigo-to-go.com. Operated by volunteers, the website provides information, advice, and answers to questions on the subject of teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language.