A Window to the World

Another one of our esteemed instructors, Lisa Naylor, offers her viewpoint of a classroom experience at UC San Diego’s English Language Institute.

UC San Diego Extension

Lisa Naylor views her job as a window to the world.

An instructor with UC San Diego Extension’s English Language Institute (ELI) for nearly 20 years, Naylor still feels a surge of intellectual pride about her role.

LISA NAYLORInstructor Profile
Lisa Naylor,
English Language Institute

“It’s such a great thing to be in a classroom with people from different countries and everybody’s learning and getting along,” she said. “It gives me hope for the world, it really does. Amazing things happen in our classrooms.”

Proficient in Spanish, French, and Japanese, Naylor first fulfilled her adventurous spirit in her 20s, when she would treat herself to at least one out-of-country adventure a year.

“I’ve always been fascinated with how people from different cultures communicate with each other, and how our languages are formed,” she said. “Even now, I find that the longer I teach, the more I enjoy it.”

A self-described Francophile…

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