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1. My first paid job teaching English was in Japan after applying for the job for the fun of it to see what would happen. 
2. Japanese was pretty easy for me to learn on my own my first year in Japan because the pronunciation is similar to Spanish and I had had many years of Spanish study under my belt.
3. I would love to be a cat lady like my Japanese teacher who has 20 cats.

5. During my 3-week volunteer project in Brussels, Belgium, in 1999, I power-walked for 9 hours through Paris with one Romanian volunteer when the Eiffel Tower was lit up with a countdown to the year 2000.

I went skydiving in college the weekend before final exams. 

Hi! I’m Jacqueline Vulcano!

I want to help you empower English Language Learners with digital literacy skills, implement a successful distance learning program, and be strategic with your tech tools so you can be more effective and tech-savvy ESL instructors!

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT ME?

I’m a community college ESL instructor, EdTech addict, online TOEIC rater, HiSET test administrator, teacherpreneur, wife to a very hard-working and loving Argentine, and step-mom to three adult children. My husband Carlos and I live in Alpine, Wyoming, with our dog Naya and cat Kiki.

My first full-time paid job teaching English was in Japan in 2002 where I taught K-9 students. I’ve been teaching ESL to solely adults since 2006. For the past few years, my focus has been on implementing digital literacy skills in beginner ESL classes.

I know how part-time ESL instructor positions can be and how many jobs we have to piece together to make a living in order do what they love.

CREDENTIALS

  • Teaching English as a Second Language since 2002
  • MA in TESOL with an emphasis in Teaching and Learning with Digital Technologies from the University of San Francisco
  • BA in International Studies with Spanish & business administration minors from the University of Wisconsin – Platteville

Fun Facts About Me

1. My first paid job teaching English was in Japan after applying for the job for the fun of it to see what would happen.

2. I taught English in Japan for 2 years and a summer to ages 5 to 75.

3. I would love to be a cat lady like my Japanese teacher who has 20 cats.

4. During my 3-week volunteer project in Brussels, Belgium, in 1999, I power-walked for 9 hours through Paris with one Romanian volunteer on my team when the Eiffel Tower was lit up with a countdown to the year 2000.

 

5. I loved foreign languages in school. I learned Spanish and French in school and initially learned Japanese on my own.

6. Ironically, I also hated English class and said I would never be a teacher because they have too much homework to correct. Look where I am today!

7. I climbed Mt. Fuji. Who knew it would be so cold and rainy on top!

8. I went skydiving in college, unknowingly it was the weekend before final exams.