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Mary Martin

Mary Martin, Director

Email: mary.martin@ou.edu

Mary Martin has taught English as a Second Language for more than 20 years and has been at CESL since 2010. She received a B.A. in French from the University of Oklahoma, an M.A. in French Language Pedagogy from Middlebury College, a TESL Certification from the University of California at Berkeley, and a second master’s in Teaching English as a Second Language at the University of Central Oklahoma. She is a member of TESOL, OKTESOL, and has presented at NAFSA and OKTESOL conferences. Mary’s teaching philosophy is inspired by the famous quote by Ludwig Wittgenstein: “The limits of my language are the limits of my world.” The more language we know, the larger our world becomes!

Hillary Kirk

Hillary Kirk, Instructor and OU Track Coordinator

Email: hilarykirk@ou.edu

Hilary Kirk has been teaching at the University of Oklahoma’s Center for English as a Second Language since 2011. She teaches academic English and IELTS classes to international students and is also the OU Track Coordinator. In the past, she has taught French, German, and Italian and lived in Italy, Austria, Corsica, and England. She loves learning languages, traveling, and teaching. In addition to teaching English, she enjoys learning about different cultures from her students.

Tom Hoyt

Tom Hoyt, Instructor

Email: tom.hoyt@ou.edu

Tom Hoyt has taught at OU’s Center for English as a Second Language since 2010. Before that, he taught for six years in Japan. He teaches academic English as well as U.S. history and government preparation courses to international students at OU. He has an M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language from the University of Central Oklahoma as well as M.A. degrees in the history of science and East Asian studies. He loves traveling, learning, gaming and getting out in the sunlight.