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language educator

Gail Marvel Graves, American language educator. Vice president Young American Freedom, Rockford, Illinois, 1968—1969; Member of Teachers English to Speakers Other Languages, American Association Teacher French.

Background

Graves, Gail Marvel was born on April 14, 1940 in Fargo, North Dakota, United States. Daughter of M.F. Marvell and Gladys Pearl (Swenson) Peterson.

Education

Bachelor in French and Spanish, St. Olaf College, 1962. Certificate in Linguistics, University Besancon, France, 1964. Master of Arts in French, Northwestern University, 1966.

Master of Arts in Teaching English as Second Language, Hunter College, 1996.

Career

Instructor French North Central College, Naperville, Illinois, 1965—1966. Teacher Evanston (Illinois) Township High School, 1966—1967. Language immersion programmer City University of New York, New York City, 1996—1998, Rassias method teacher trainer, 1998—2003, professor French, English as Second Language, since 1999, reading specialist New York, since 2000.

Professor English as Second Language Kings College, 2000—2001. Bi-lingual executive assistant United Nations, New York City, New York, 1994—1995, chair South Africa committee, 1994—1995.

Membership

Vice president Young American Freedom, Rockford, Illinois, 1968—1969. Member of Teachers English to Speakers Other Languages, American Association Teacher French.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Theater, travel, singing, swimming, reading.

Connections

Married John Paul Graves, Junior, November 12, 1966 (divorced December 1994). Children: Kevin Erik, Kristen Erika, Karron Elizabeth, Kia Elisa, Kelly Erin.

father:
M.F. Marvell Peterson

mother:
Gladys Pearl (Swenson) Peterson

spouse:
John Paul Graves

children:
Kevin Erik Graves

Kristen Erika Graves

Karron Elizabeth Graves

Kia Elisa Graves

Kelly Erin Graves