Diane’s first loves have always been creative writing and making videos. While teaching at the same language school, Diane, Randie and Barb Donaldson teamed up to make the occasional short videos to use in the classroom. They were such a hit that what started out as having a load of fun and laughs has turned into serious business, and so Diana Funtana ESL Productions was born. Diane hopes that others will have as great a time using Get in on the Act materials as she has had making them.
Experience: 20 years of ESL teaching conversational and Business English, and English for Academic Purposes in Nuernberg, Germany and Victoria, B.C.
Currently: ESL author
Degrees: Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Arts in Honors English, TESL Certificate
Publications: All Our Friends: Simple Rewards of Simple Living (2007), Perfect Phrases for ESL Conversation Skills (2012), Practice Makes Perfect Intermediate English Reading and Comprehension (2013), Practice Makes Perfect Advanced English Reading and Comprehension (2013) and Essential Vocabulary for the TOEFL Test (2014).
Randie has put her chameleon-like aptitude for the dramatic and her firsthand knowledge of ESL content to good use in these videos. She is a firm believer that entertained students learn best and she hopes the Get in on the Act series will help other teachers find a happy medium in an industry that focuses on Edu-tainment.
Experience: 8 years of ESL teaching and tutoring in Thailand, China and Victoria
Currently: Mother and middle school teacher
Degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and English Literature, Bachelor of Education, TESL Certificate
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