Samantha Jungheim

Samantha Jungheim writes content and material for Chimayo Press and works at the University of Southern California (USC) American Language Institute (ALI). Jungheim has been teaching English as a foriegn language for about four years. Her courses focus on students’ needs and increasing students’ ability to communicate across a variety of contexts.

In 2015, Jungheim received her Bachelor in Fine Arts, Painting from San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI). As an undergraduate, she was awarded the Dean’s Scholarship and studied abroad in Paris for one semester at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux-Arts directly across the Seine river from the Louvre Museum.

After graduating from SFAI, Jungheim’s long standing interest in foreign cultures and languages led her to move to South Korea. She taught English for two and a half years (2016-2019) in South Korea in Jeonju and Seoul. Initially, Jungheim taught a variety of courses at a small private academy (from the alphabet to TOEFL writing).

For a year and a half, Jungheim taught adults SLE (Speaking Language Expression), Watch and Talk, Book Discussion, and IELTS Speaking courses at Pagoda Academy’s Gangnam branch. At Pagoda Academy, Jungheim also recorded audio and video for TOEFL, IELTS, business English instruction. She then decided to pursue a master’s degree at USC.

Once at USC as a graduate student, Jungheim also taught USC students’ spouses for one semester at the USC English Language Program (ELP), run by the Office of International Services (OIS), as the English Language Program Coordinator. As ELP Coordinator (2019), she led an Intermediate level English course and organized monthly social and educational events. Her course and programming helped students adapt to life in Los Angeles.

While attending USC, Jungheim assisted prospective TESOL students as a Student Ambassador and Dean’s Scholarship recipient. For the past year and a half, she worked for USC American Language Institute (ALI) (2019-2020) leading Conversation Groups, ALI Writing Labs and Book Club sessions to aid USC non-native English speakers in practicing English. Jungheim initiated the ALI Writing Labs and Book Club Summer 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, in the Spring and Fall 2020 semesters, she observed and assisted Eric H. Roth’s academic English courses at USC.

In December 2020, Jungheim graduated with honors from the USC Rossier School of Education MAT-TESOL program. Jungheim specializes in communicating with learners from diverse backgrounds and creating creative educational materials for online or on ground classrooms. In October 2020, she presented three times during the CATESOL 2020 Regional State Conference. Jungheim continues to contribute to the TESOL field as an educator, materials writer, and researcher.


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