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Kenneth Janjigian Director, English Language and Training Academy (ELTA) Off Global & Immersive Studies

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(202) 895-4919
Global and Immersive Studies, Office of
Spring Valley Building - 411
M.Ed. - Lesley University
B.A. - Clark University (Political Science)

Ken supervised the creation and launch of the English Language and Training Academy (ELTA). He currently oversees ELTA and works closely with the International Accelerator Program (IAP). Ken also collaborates with the Washington Semester Program (WSP) team by assisting with partner relations, particularly with international partners. Ken designed and regularly teaches the ELTA course American Film and Culture Studies. He has worked in international education for over 25 years. Prior to joining AU in 2012, he taught at UMBC, Northeastern, and Harvard University's Institute for English Language. At Brandeis University he helped launch their ESL pathway program. A Boston native, he has also lived in San Francisco and Italy, where he taught English. Outside of the TESOL world, Ken writes fiction. He has had three books published: Gone West (collection of novellas), Defending Infinity (novel), and most recently the novel A Cerebral Offer (Livingston Press, 2020).