Ann Letson is originally from western Massachusetts. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Earlham College, in Richmond, Indiana and her M.A. in TESOL from Michigan State University. Before joining the faculty at the English Language Center, she was an English teacher in the public schools of Iwate-cho, Iwate Prefecture in northern Japan. Her current language teaching interests include second language writing and corpus linguistics. At the ELC, she teaches a variety of courses including ESL 220: Academic Writing and Grammar and ESL 291: Special Topics in Academic English. She also coordinates the ELC’s ESL Writing Lab, organizes faculty professional development workshops, and contributes to ELC English proficiency testing projects.