Christina Hankwitz

Director of the English as a Second Language Institute

B.S., Martin Luther College
M.S., Shenandoah University

Christina Hankwitz has been with St. Norbert College since 2005. She taught full time as an instructor and served as the Academic Coordinator in the ESL Institute before moving into her current position as director.

Christina has worked in ESL instruction for 15 years, working both in the community college and the IEP (Intensive English Program) settings. Besides English language classes, she has taught courses in English pronunciation, second language acquisition, TOEFL preparation, and has served as facilitator for online TESOL courses.

Christina received her master’s in TESOL from Shenandoah University, where her portfolio work focused on language learning strategies for ESL students. A second language student herself, she studied Spanish in Seville, Spain and participated in volunteer service in Humacao, Puerto Rico.

“I feel privileged to work with my dedicated colleagues in the ESL Institute. And being a part of the learning experience of so many international students is a joy. We strive to provide a warm, caring environment to our students, where they can learn to use the English language to communicate their thoughts and ideas clearly. Together with our students, we learn about each other’s culture, and ultimately more about ourselves.”