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Virginia Fish: Faculty and Staff

Virginia Fish



Research, Professional and Creative Activity:

Recent Conference Presentations
"Introducing Debate in the ESL Classroom." University of North Florida TESOL Conference. March, 2016. 
"Increasing Fluency Using Debate in Cambodia." TESOL International Conference, Toronto. May, 2015.

Professional Profile:

Virginia Fish received her M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language from the University of Central Florida in 2015. Previously, she taught writing and business communications at the secondary and college levels. She also earned an M.B.A. from Virginia Tech and a B.A. from Allegheny College in English and Russian. Her business background includes management positions in banking and investor communications. 

Teaching and Related Service:

Fish teaches at Florida State College at Jacksonville. She has earned certification in secondary English teaching in Florida and has taught at River City Science Academy in Jacksonville.  

College courses taught include:
* Persuasive Writing
* Business Communications
* Composition for Nurses
*Advanced ESL Listening/Speaking
* Intermediate ESL Writing/Grammar

More Information:

Virginia Fish studied Spanish at the Llama Education School in Arequipa, Peru in July, 2016. She also studied languages at the Goethe Institute near Munich, Germany in 1976 and the Russian Language Institute in Toronto, Ontario in 1974.