As a graduate, Diane can attest to the personal value of having professors who invest in their students educationally, spiritually, and personally. After graduating from LBC, Diane went on to earn an M.A. in TESOL from Azusa Pacific University. She spent the early years of her teaching career as an English professor at a university in Asia. This position opened her eyes to the role of English in the global market place. It also increased her awareness of the voice and economic opportunities that English provides to disadvantaged and marginalized people groups.
Diane’s experience in English language teaching has included working within a variety of teaching contexts and walking alongside of learners with a wide range of life experiences. She has worked with:
Diane has been empowered by the relationships she has seen naturally develop across linguistic and cultural boundaries within the language classroom. The doors that she has seen open for meaningful dialogue and discussions of faith with those who would never have considered entering a church have inspired her to invest in training others to meet this global demand for English teachers. She is passionate about training teachers whose skill and commitment in the classroom establishes their integrity and witness in communities around the world.
“Only when you realize that your life and teaching are the first message that your students encounter will you begin to live in a way that earns the right to speak truth into their souls.” — Diane Menga