- ESL Specialist
Asta Reiff is an experienced international educator and intercultural communicator. She holds a Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction with concentration in International Education and ESOL. Born and raised in Lithuania, Asta has spent her adult life living abroad while working as a part of various intercultural teams. Her position as a project manager for International Organization for Migration (IOM) took her to Albania where she spent five years managing a multilingual and multicultural team that consisted of Albanians, Serbians, Montenegrins, Kosovars, Bosnians and Croatians. Following her Balkan adventure, Asta’s passion for teaching led her to Chennai, India. For six years she taught English as a Second Language (ESL) at an American International School, where students represented a diverse demographic mixture from approximately thirty countries. Several years ago, Asta made Omaha her American home. She has taught English to Latino migrants at the Metropolitan Community College, worked with Burmese and Nepalese refugees and Saudi women at the College of Saint Mary, and is now a part of a dynamic Intensive English Language (ILUNO) team helping international UNO students achieve their language learning goals.
Asta is an active member of the Omaha Friends of Siauliai committee which is a part of Omaha Sister Cities Association (OSCA), and a member of Internations, an interest group for expats in Omaha. Asta has two teenage daughters who keep her current on American slang and music.