Mr. Tom Welther
Assistant Master Technical Instructor
Educated in both Europe and the U.S., with degrees from the University of Northern Iowa and additional graduate work from The University of Texas at Austin, I have taught on both continents in a variety of educational settings. Throughout my career as an educator, I have taught English/ESL and German to mostly adult students from nearly every country on the globe.
Given this varied experience, I have made The University of Texas at Brownsville and Texas Southmost College my home since 1990. I have taught Developmental Writing and Composition in the English Department, and English as a Second Language and German in the Modern Languages Department.
As an applied linguist, I am interested in the development of human consciousness, and the native and second language acquisition process, as well as language and cultural identity.
When not teaching, grading, sitting on committees, or pursuing studies in topics of professional interest, I enjoy camping, gardening, and sailing with my wife, Yvonne, and daughter Mina.
M.A. from The University of Northern Iowa
CV/VITAE: Welther Vitae
ENGL 0320 College Writing Skills
ENGL 0321 College Writing Skills II
ENGL 1301 Composition I
ENGL 1302 Composition II
ENGL 3319 Introduction to Descriptive Linguistics
GERM 1301 Elementary German I
GERM 1302 Elementary German II
Area of Specialty and Responsibility:
TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
Foreign Language Pedagogy
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