All Aspects of Language

UC San Diego’s English Language Institute was voted No. 1 in Teacher and Staff Support, and it’s easy to understand why when we have teachers like Elizabeth Mariscal.

UC San Diego Extension

Elizabeth Mariscal describes herself simply as “a language nerd.”

Elizabeth Mariscal,
English Learning Institute

So it’s no wonder she’s been an instructor at UC San Diego Extension’s English Language Institute for nearly  30 years, the longest stint of the department’s instructors.

In her role, she’s often as much learner as teacher.

“Through my students, I love keeping in touch with what’s going on in the world,” she said. “I always enjoy learning how their cultures are changing.”

A specialist in “Teaching of English as a Foreign Language” (TEFL), Mariscal’s mission and approach varies with the many type of classes she teaches. She has also played an integral role in designing the ELI curriculum.

“My primary goal is always to help my students learn English,” she said. “But they all have diverse goals, from getting into U.S. universities, to getting into a professional training program, to simply being…

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