Lauren Drew

Assistant Professor, English as a Second Language | Coordinator, ESL Level III (Intermediate)

Lauren Drew
North Hudson Campus (NHC), Room 703K
North Hudson Campus

M.A., Applied Linguistics, Columbia University
B.A., German Language and Area Studies, American University
Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA), Cambridge University

Classes: ESL Reading; Writing; Grammar for Writing; and Academic Discussion.

Before joining HCCC, Professor Drew spent several years teaching English as a Foreign Language (EFL) to children and adults in Slovenia, Ukraine, and Kazakhstan. In the United States, she has taught English as a Second Language (ESL) at public and private institutions in New York and New Jersey. She has also worked on item development with the Educational Testing Service (ETS), and with preschoolers as a JumpStart corps member.

Professor Drew’s career at HCCC began in 2014, when she moved to Union City. She felt instantly at home in a city of immigrants – a city located in one of the most diverse counties in the country. As an educator, she hopes to inspire a love of the English language in her students as they progress forward on the path towards achieving their dreams. She especially enjoys helping students make the transition from conversational to academic language, which enables them to fully participate in American education and society.

Since beginning her career at HCCC, Professor Drew has served as the ESL Level 3 Coordinator, Chair of the Technology Committee, and Chair of the All College Council. She has presented at local, state, and national conferences, including the NJ TESOL Conference, the NJCCC Best Practices Conference, the Applied Linguistics Winter Conference, and the NISOD Conference. She is particularly interested in mindset and the role of and feedback in language learning.