MAT, School for International Training
BA, Mount Holyoke College
Certificate in Nonformal Education, University of the South Pacific
Certificate in Conflict Transformation Across Cultures (CONTACT), SIT Graduate Institute
Language Teacher Education
A member of the SIT Graduate Institute faculty since 1987, Elizabeth Tannenbaum teaches courses in methodology and applied linguistics, with a special interest in teaching large classes with limited resources, self-directed language learning, and adult literacy. A former VISTA volunteer, Elizabeth has served as a teacher trainer for the US Peace Corps, the US State Department’s refugee education programs in Thailand and Indonesia, the Center for Applied Linguistics, and the US State Department’s English Language Specialists Program. She has lived in Mexico, Fiji, Haiti, South Korea, Thailand, and Indonesia.
Elizabeth is the co-author of two beginner-level literacy texts, Picture Stories and More Picture Stories (Longman), and a contributor to Multi-Level and Diverse Classrooms (TESOL, 2010). She is active in the Brattleboro community as a board member of the public library and Sandglass Puppet Theater. Her family’s World Learning tradition includes her husband, an SIT Graduate Institute alumnus and former staff member, and their two sons, who have both been on Experiment in International Living and SIT Study Abroad programs.