Business Communication

Course activities, materials, and discussions address performing specific workplace processes and tasks. Workshops are taught onsite and online to small or large groups. Topics include techniques on respecting cultural dynamics, analyzing grammar and word choices, organizing reports and presentations, being concise, recognizing audience expectations, and updating tone and style. The customized courses meet the needs of professionals, from the administrative assistant to the accomplished technical executive. Enhance your business communication skills with practical strategies that improve clarity and connect with your target audience. Schedule a workshop at

Theresa has delivered onsite training for Pace University and private clients since 2001.

Teacher Training

Teacher training courses and workshops are delivered at The New School for Public Engagement English Language Studies department and soon at Altos de Chavon School of Design, an international affiliate. Courses and workshops include the following:

• Methods and Techniques of Teaching ESL/EFL
• Using Authentic Materials
• Teaching Business English
• Needs Assessment and Course Design

For more information about the Certificate in Teaching English program, contact

Theresa joined The New School’s English Language Studies department ESL faculty in 2001 and the Certificate in Teaching English faculty in 2007. She strives to uphold The New School’s respected and progressive quality. Her New School colleagues are leaders in the field. She is grateful for their support and inspiration.

English Language Teaching / Learning

English language courses are designed to meet academic and professionals objectives. Her classes integrate contextual language skills (listening, speaking, reading, writing), pragmatics, authentic materials, task-based activities, and individualized feedback. The lessons reflect a needs-based, collaborative approach that synthesize her students’ specific goals and life experiences.

Theresa has been teaching English language learners of all levels since 1999 at various universities, colleges, language schools, government agencies, and volunteer settings. Theresa joined The New School’s English Language Studies department ESL faculty in 2001. For more information about The New School’s Intensive English Program or Parsons The New School for Design ESL courses, contact