- ESL Specialist
Anne West-Leclou is an instructor in the Intensive Language Program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (ILUNO). Anne is a native of Omaha and an alumna of UNO, with a BA in English literature and a minor in French. After college, Anne served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Gabon, Central Africa, teaching English as a foreign language in a village middle school. While in Gabon, Anne discovered how much she enjoys teaching, and has been loving it ever since. She taught business English in France for five years, but the majority of her teaching career has been in ILUNO’s academic English program. Anne believes in facilitating language learning and acquisition in the classroom through lots of input and interaction. She understands that students have their own motivations for learning, and that they move through developmental stages in different ways. A teacher’s role is to understand her student’s language needs in order to create an environment where all students feel comfortable, confident, and ready to learn. Anne and her husband have two grown children and the best kitty ever. She will complete a master’s degree in TESOL in the spring of 2018.