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Judy Snyder

Judy Snyder


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Skills & Interests


  • TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages)
    Member 01/1980 – Current

Education History

  • M.A. English:Linguistics (09/1984)
    George Mason University
  • Ph.D. coursework, Spanish and Portuguese (06/1973)
    Indiana University
  • M.A. Spanish (09/1971)
    Indiana University


  • O'Donnell, Teresa, and Judith L. Paiva (my former name). (1993). Independent Writing, 2nd Ed.. Boston: Heinle and Heinle Publishers.

Teaching Experience

  • ESL 5 and 6 Reading I and II (Current)
    • Northern Virginia Community College – ESL
    • These are level 3 and 4 reading classes. I have taught these off and on for many years.
  • ESL 11, 12 and 13: Composition I, II, III (Current)
    • Northern Virginia Community College – ESL
    • These are college-prep writing courses. Grammar instruction is included at the lower levels. I have taught these classes for many years.
  • ESL 14 and 7: Oral Communication I and II (Fall 2006)
    • Northern Virginia Community College – ESL
    • These are level 2 and 3 oral communication classes. 14 focuses on fluency and includes reading. The focus of 7 is on academic listening and speaking activities, including formal presentations that are videotaped. I have taught both for many years.

Honors & Awards

  • Outstanding Service to the College Award (09/2002)
    Honored for service to NOVA, especially chairing the College Senate, serving as long-time chair of the Cross Campus ESL Discipline Cluster, serving often as Assistant Division Dean, and helping to implement the college's semester conversion.
  • WATESOL Service Award (09/1997)
    Honored for service to the association, especially my ten years as Job Bank Coordinator.


  • “Redesign for an Effective F-1 ESL Program,” National Association of International Educators (NAFSA), Washington, D.C., November 10, 2006, 11/10/2006
    Panel presentation.
  • Presentation, College Access Summit, 11/30/2004
    This was a presentation about the college's ESL programs, to a group representing community organizations and training programs.
  • Placement Testing, 05/30/2002
    This was a workshop I led at Old Dominion University on setting up an ESL placement testing program.


  • Associate Professor, ESL (09/1982 – Current) Northern Virginia Community College
  • Assistant Dean, ESL (01/2000 – 09/2003) Northern Virginia Community College