English as an Additional Language

Catherine Stark

She is proud to bring her passion for learning languages and for language learners to her position as an elementary EAL specialist

Biography

Catherine Stark began her adventures in teaching 15 years ago, boarding a plane for Spain after finishing her undergraduate degree in communications and Spanish. Since that fateful first flight, she has taught English in the Czech Republic, South Korea, and Turkey, and Spanish in the United States. During that time, she also completed her master’s degree in Spanish literature and linguistics from Ohio University and her teaching license with a specialization in ESOL and English from the University of West Florida.

She is proud to bring her passion for learning languages and for language learners to her position as an elementary EAL specialist for grades three – five at DAIS. When she’s not working with her students, Catherine enjoys exploring the world around her – near and far. She also enjoys spending quality time hiking, cooking, and taking photos.

The Start of School Year

The start date for all DAIS divisions has been moved from August 5th to September 1st. We continue to monitor the recent Covid-19 outbreak in the Dalian area and will report to the community any impact that this outbreak may have on the start of the school year.