ESL Program Director

Sylvia Lovett: Program Director and ESL Instructor

Sylvia has her MA in Applied Linguistics (ESL) from Hamline University and has taught English from beginning level to TOEFL preparation. She has taught English in China, Mongolia, and Myanmar and she and her husband Mike have also hosted many exchange students and teachers from around the world. She loves encouraging internationals as they share their life goals with her while improving their English skills.


Barbara English Teacher and Outreach Coordinatior

Barbara Fadirepo: Outreach Director

Barbara is certified in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). In addition to teaching English Barbara assists incoming international students as they acclimate to life in the US through her role as a Global Partner in International Student, Scholar and Family Services. Having married an international student herself, Barbara has firsthand knowledge of the needs and challenges international students face and loves stepping in to help them along their journey.

Many of our CXI classes are taught by our amazing volunteers. Interested? Check out the Get Involved page!