Susan Caesar, Language Specialist, joined the ELP in 2001. She teaches in the Intensive Program, in a wide range of business English programs, and in ELP special programs.
She has served as program coordinator for the Freedom Support Act (FSA) Program for undergraduates from the new eastern European republics; the SK Telecom Internship Program in English and US Culture; the Fulbright Program in English for Graduate Studies; for the KEPCO Program in Human Resource Management; and for three International Business Communication Programs (IBCP). In addition, she has acted as Advisor for SCO, an organization which sponsors undergraduate students from the United Arab Emirates. Currently, she serves as a master teacher observer in the Teaching Practicum course for MA/TEFL students in Penn’s Graduate School of Education.
Before joining the ELP, Ms. Caesar was a visiting professor in the Institute of Foreign Language Studies at Korea University (Seoul) where she also served as Academic and Faculty Coordinator. While in Korea (1996-2001), she was an English language consultant at the Korean Electric and Power Company and the Korean Ministry of Education; she also served as English Language Specialist to Kim Ho Jin, Minister of Labor in the Kim Dae Jung administration. In addition, she coordinated a teacher training program taught in Korea between the IFLS at Korea University and the ALP at Columbia University (New York), where she was also an adjunct instructor. Earlier in her career, she taught at the University of California-Berkeley and at San Francisco State University.
Ms. Caesar received her BA in French and English from William Smith College (Geneva, NY) and her MA in English with a concentration in TESL/TEFL from San Francisco State University. She holds a dual certificate in Human Resource Management and Teaching English for Business Communication from Penn’s Wharton School of Business as well as a certificate from Wharton’s CIBER Institute (Center for Business English Research). She presents regularly at international conferences such as TESOL Boston, 2010 and ArabTESOL Abu Dabhi, also in 2010. Her areas of professional interest and expertise are international business English, curriculum development, and teacher training.