B.A. University of Trier, Germany
M.A. University of Mainz, Germany
M.B.A. University of Vermont
M.Ed., University of Missouri
Areas of Expertise
Online learning and teaching; teacher training; teaching English as a second language; English for special purposes (business and academic); content-based and sheltered instruction
What do you like most about teaching/working at Saint Michael's College?
I love teaching at Saint Michael's College because my job allows me to work with the most diverse group of people I could have ever hoped to teach - American undergraduate students, international students from all over the world, as well as American and international graduate students working toward their M.A. in teaching English as a Second or Foreign language. The varying backgrounds and interests of students mesh well with my own varied background and interests in English as a Second/Foreign Language, business, teacher training, working with students on projects, and conducting research.
What do you find most rewarding about working with international students?
The diversity of students and courses as well as the environment that I get to teach in. The international students bring a breath of fresh air to campus.
What is your favorite class to teach, and why?
My favorite course is Foundations of Business Administration because it has not only eager first-years and sophomores in it but also quite a few international students. The fun begins when the American undergraduate and international students form a group, then start and run a business, and work on projects on and off campus. Together, they put business principles into action and in so doing, they create the foundation and bridge for international understanding and collaboration. This course is one of the most diverse on campus and for this reason a wonderful opportunity for students to interact and learn about other cultures.
Christine Bauer-Ramazani, instructor of applied linguistics, conducted a Pre-Convention Institute workshop at the International TESOL Convention in Dallas, Texas, March 21-23, 2013. She and her co-presenters showed 16 participants how to build Wikis: Creating Collaborative Learning Spaces. In addition, Christine and her colleagues Elizabeth O’Dowd and Mahmoud Arani presented From face-to-face to hybrid: Opportunities and Challenges of Delivering Teacher Training Online at the Electronic Village (EV) Technology Fair. As part of her continued involvement in the Computer-Assisted Language Learning Interest Section of TESOL, Christine was involved in conducting Webcasts of major sessions at the TESOL Convention to participants all over the world.
Christine Bauer-Ramazani, instructor of applied linguistics, was invited to give a keynote address in Bogota, Colombia, on "Technology and Its Impact on Teaching and Learning" at the Colombo Symposium: ELT Practices that Matter, at the Centro Colombo Americano Bogota, September 17-18, 2012. She also gave a workshop at the symposium on "Creating and Sharing Performance Inventories for Project-based Language Tasks with GoogleDocs."
Christine Bauer-Ramazani, instructor of applied linguistics, was chosen to receive the D. Scott Enright TESOL Interest Section Service Award for her work with Computer-Assisted Language Learning. She was to be honored at the international convention in Philadelphia in March of 2012.