Anne Kerkian, M.A.T.

Anne Kerkian
Anne Kerkian, M.A.T.

Associate Director for English Language Support

[email protected] 401-863-5672

Please contact me for:

  • Individual or department-specific English Language support
  • Questions or ideas about English Language Support programming  
  • Inclusive teaching practices for supporting international and multilingual students

As Associate Director for English Language Support, Anne leads initiatives that support Brown’s multilingual students and faculty in writing, speaking, reading, listening, grammar, pragmatics, and U.S. academic norms. She supports with any and all language-related questions including decoding prompts and feedback, contributing to class discussions, preparing for presentations, small talk, intonation, English stress patterns, support with crafting essays, research papers, abstracts, and many more. She also supports those in teaching roles at Brown in supporting multilingual students, including inclusive assessment, assignment design, and classroom facilitation. 

Anne holds a B.A. in English and Theater/Drama from Indiana University and an M.A.T. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from SIT Graduate Institute. Anne got her start in education at the Chicago Children’s Museum where she worked on cultural programs. (“Play and Learning Facilitator” is still the best job title she has ever had). She has taught English around the globe from working with elementary schoolers in South Korea to supporting airline employees in Argentina. Anne is passionate about contributing to accessible pathways to higher education for multilingual students and previously worked in the ESOL Bridge to College and Careers Program at Northern Essex Community College. Before coming to Brown she was also an instructor for the A.C.E. Language Institute at the University of Rhode Island, which offered international students linguistic and cultural support as a pathway to college instead of traditional English language placement exams.