Dinah Marcinik, M.A.
Instructor for English Language Institute
Dinah Marcinik is an English as a Second Language (ESL) instructor for the English Language Institute at Washington & Jefferson College. Marcinik studied as an undergraduate at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and received a B.A in History with a Minor in English and a B.A. in German. She completed the CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) at International House in Wroclaw, Poland and returned to the United States to earn an M.A. in Curriculum and Instruction from Point Park University. She completed her doctoral coursework in Composition and TESOL at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.
Marcinik has taught ESL in Japan and in the greater Pittsburgh area for ELS at Point Park University, Penn State Greater Allegheny, the Community College of Allegheny County, Robert Morris University, and most recently, Washington and Jefferson College. Her professional interests include sociolinguistics, cultural studies, and language proficiency testing. She cultivates a student-centered classroom to help students improve their language proficiency and to help them acculturate to an academic environment. In her rare moments of free time, she enjoys reading, gardening, and going to cultural events.