Crystal Bock Thiessen

Position:  L3 Lecturer

Department: PIESL

Campus Address: 518K Nebraska Hall East

Email:  cbock3@unl.edu

 Crystal graduated with Bachelor's degrees in both Photography and Spanish and received her Master's in TESL from the University of Central Missouri, USA where she eventually worked with the Intensive English Program (IEP) for a year and a half. She taught EFL in Sapporo, Japan for three years, and in Lugansk, Ukraine for one as an English Language Fellow in conjunction with Georgetown University and the U.S. Department of State. In addition to her lecturer position here at UNL, she is also a State Department English Language Specialist and has worked on assignments in Ukraine, Azerbaijan, Moldova, Georgia, and Russia, with a focus on novice EFL teacher training, Peace Corps team teaching training, and current methodologies and technologies in EFL. Besides teaching, she loves trying strange foods, running, and following her love of photography and travel, which has taken her to 45 countries and 28 U.S. States.

Courses

CEAP, CESL, IEP

Areas of Expertise

Academic Writing and Critical Thinking, Photo & Video in Language Learning, Presentation Skills, Language Development Through Campus and Community Involvement

Degrees & Universities

M.A. in TESL from the University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, Missouri

B.S. in Spanish and B.S. in Photography from the University of Central MO

Publications

                        “Effective Error Engagement” MIDTESOL Conference Proceedings 2016

                         “Peace Corps Ukraine Team Teaching Manual,” U.S. State Department 2014

Professional Organizations:

TESOL, MIDTESOL