WEBSITE EDITOR; ADULT EAL/D WORKING PARTY; CONVENOR COMMUNICATIONS WORKING PARTY
Barbara Rogstad: Bachelor of Arts: German Studies, Bachelor of Arts: French Studies, MA: International Relations / International Communication, MA of Law: Human Rights Law and Policy, CELTA. Originally from Seattle, Washington (USA), Barbara has worked for such international organisations as Amnesty International, Berlitz, and Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia. She has also participated in several governance bodies such as the NSW Branch Committee for Amnesty International and the Pfadfinderfuehrungsgruppe (World of Scouts Movement) when living in Germany. Barbara has over 15 years of experience teaching and training adults. She began as a business English trainer in 2007 helping to transition Swiss university students into the workforce. Since then she has worked with youths and young adults in general studies tutoring with an English language support focus as well as taught international students, working holiday visa holders, and recently relocated professionals English for special purposes. While working at Amnesty International Australia Barbara convened several English conversation groups for recently resettled refugees and supported individuals from around the world in integrating into their new Australian community. Her favourite part about teaching is sharing those ‘ah-ha!’ moments with her students when a particularly tricky bit of language finally clicks.