Laura Ellington, MA
Laura was born in Switzerland, grew up in England, then moved to the US, where she completed her BA in English Literature with a minor in teaching Spanish as a Second Language, at Skidmore College. She has RSA/CELTA Teaching Certification from Cambridge University, and a Post-Graduate Certificate in English-Spanish translation and linguistics from the Universidad Internacional de las Americas, Costa Rica. Her MA is in Cultural Anthropology, from the City University of New York- Hunter College. Laura has lived and worked for NGOs in the US, Nepal, Indonesia and France. She has participated in numerous conferences on Second Language Acquisition and Cross-Cultural Identity and Education, in Costa Rica and abroad. She is bilingual Spanish-English, and speaks French, German and Portuguese. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, Latin dance, biking and exploring new cultures.