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  • Tracey Riesen

    Tracey Riesen

    Student Services Officer, Language Ctr

    BioTracey is the Student Services Officer for the Stanford Language Center. She is responsible for all undergraduate and graduate student-related activities in the Language Center; this includes language advising, certification of the Language Requirement, academic records for the 6000 students who take foreign language courses each year, language credit transfers, and administration of the Advanced Proficiency Notation. She is the primary contact person for students, as well as for language program coordinators within the Language Center. She also manages the English for Foreign Students (EFS) summer intensive English program for incoming international graduate students and visiting scholars. She greatly enjoys being of service to Stanford students and values working in such a diverse and dynamic community.

  • Constance Rylance

    Constance Rylance

    Lecturer, Stanford Language Center

    BioLecturer and Coordinator, Graduate Summer Intensive English Program. (M.A., San Francisco State University)
    Connie teaches Academic Discussion, Oral Presentation, Advanced Listening, Advanced Academic Writing, Speaking and Teaching in English, and English for Business, Industry and Professional Communication as well as a methodology course for Stanford undergraduates planning to teach English in other countries. During the summer, she coordinates the Academic Orientation program, EFSLANG 688, for graduate students. She is co-editor of New Ways in Teaching Grammar (TESOL PRESS) and consults for the University Success (Pearson) oral commuication series. She has consulted for and taught writing and speaking skills in many corporate settings in the Bay Area and taught EFLfor three years in Spain. Her special interests include helping students develop interpersonal communication strategies, training international TAs and teaching TESL methodology. She is proficient in Spanish.