Natalia Oganesyants: Establishing an International Network
“I chose the MA TESOL program at Marlboro College because the program’s philosophy and objectives are in alignment with my personal and professional goals as a life-long learner,” Natalia Oganesyants, who teaches English in Saudi Arabia. “In particular, I was interested in pursuing an academic study different from my educational background in Russia.”
Natalia was a Fulbright fellow at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2002, and George Mason University in 2005. She worked at North-Ossetian State Pedagogical University in Vladiakavkaz, Russia, until 2009. Since then she has been an English instructor at Saudi INTERLINK language center, Al Yamamah University, Saudi Arabia.
“I am an active advocate of constructivist educational philosophy, a student-centered classroom, and technology enhanced learning. Marlboro College is a stimulating learning environment. I was able to engage in professional discussions with my colleagues and reflect on my pedagogical approaches and teaching methodology. I experienced a sense of belonging to the distinctive, international community of like-minded professionals at Marlboro. It added value to my educational institution too.”