Dr. Brauer holds an EdD in Language Literacy and Cultural Studies from Boston University and has a passion for making language come alive for English language learners. Her fascination with other languages and cultures began at a young age and has continued as a life-long pursuit. Dr. Brauer has ten years of experience as a bilingual and English as a Second Language teacher. Since authoring her first English as a Second Language / English as a Foreign Language program in the 1980s, she has contributed to several ESL programs and has published a teacher-training video used in communities around the world. Currently, Dr. Brauer provides professional teacher training in the area of second language acquisition and literacy development. She has consulted with school systems across the United States as well as in Puerto Rico, Brazil, and Israel.