Lori Langer de Ramirez

 

Lori Langer de Ramirez
Chairperson, ESL and World Language Department, Herricks Public Schools, New York

Lori Langer de Ramirez  is the Chairperson of the ESL and World Language Department for  Herricks Public Schools, New York.  She has Master's Degree in Applied Linguistics and a Doctorate in Curriculum and Teaching from Teachers College, Columbia University. Lori is the author of Take Action: Lesson Plans for the Multicultural Classroom and Voices of Diversity: Stories, Activities and Resources for the Multicultural Classroom (Pearson), as well as several Spanish-language books and texts (Cuéntame – Folklore y Fábulas and Mi abuela ya no está). She has contributed to many textbooks and written numerous articles about second language pedagogy and methodology. Her interactive website (www.miscositas.com) offers teachers over 40 virtual picturebooks, videos, thematic curriculum units and other materials for teaching Chinese, English, French, Indonesian, Italian, Spanish and Thai. Lori has presented workshops, staff development trainings, and addresses at local, regional and national conferences and in schools throughout the United States (Connecticut, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington D.C.) and abroad (Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Germany, Thailand, Venezuela). She is the recipient of the Nelson Brooks Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Culture, several National Endowment for the Humanities grants for study in Mexico, Colombia and Senegal, and a Fulbright Award to India and Nepal. Her areas of research and curriculum development are multicultural and diversity education, folktales in the language classroom and technology in language teaching.