Gilda (‘Gil’) Ruman is an English Language Specialist currently teaching the Bridge Writing course in Loyola’s English Language Program. Gil developed the course specifically for students transitioning into graduate-level studies. She holds an MA in Linguistics and an MBA which she put to good use during her Marketing career with Citigroup.
Her ESL teaching experience encompasses all levels from developmental to academic research writing as well as working with students and professionals in the LLM, Business and Social Science programs.
Gil’s research interests gravitate towards the cognitive aspects of language learning (how we learn) and the pragmatic uses of language in social discourse. Besides her love of language and spending time with students, Gil enjoys sailing or just puttering around in her loft.
Specialties: ESL Writing, Pronunciation, Reading and Grammar