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ELI Faculty & Staff

English Language Institute at American National University
American National University (ANU) ESL Faculty & Staff:

The key to our success is a faculty of industry-leading professionals. Drawing on personal insights, our instructors provide students with a real-world perspective to prepare them for success in well-defined fields of employment.

American National University takes great pride in its faculty members and their accomplishments, employing educators who bring years of practical industry and academic experience to the classroom and are committed to student success, promoting career development, and assisting students to balance life and education.

At American National University we emphasize individual attention for our students, from enrollment to graduation with frequent and helpful faculty interaction every step of the way. Faculty and Staff are available to assist with academic, personal and immigration advising. Our class sizes are smaller, with an average of 15:1 student-to-faculty ratio, allowing for one-on-one interaction with instructors.


Rossana Aragon - Instructor

Rossana Aragon

B.A., M.Ed. TESOL Candidate

Rossana Aragon has worked extensively in the ESL field both as an instructor and as a teacher trainer in Cusco-Peru. As an academic coordinator, Rossana has developed teaching training programs and class materials for ICPNA Cusco-Peru. She holds a Bachelors in Arts degree in Education with major in English from Federico Villareal University in Lima-Peru. She has also completed coursework towards an MA in TESOL instruction at Piura University in Peru. Rossana has been a keynote speaker in various ESL workshops throughout Peru. She has been a proctor for Michigan international examinations as well.

William  Divers - Instructor

William Divers

B.S., M.A.L.S.

Will Divers achieved his Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology and French at Duke University. He returned to Roanoke for his Master’s in Humanities with a focus on French, Spanish and Classical Greek at Hollins University while teaching French, Spanish, Biology, and Government in Roanoke City Schools. He has taught French, Spanish, Teacher Education, Film Studies, English, English as a Second Language and Psychology at a variety of colleges and universities, including Michigan State University, Lansing Community College, Harcum College, and Burlington County College. Since returning again to Roanoke, he has taught Spanish at Northside High School and Community High School, French at Roanoke College, and English at American National University prior to returning to teach English as a Second Language. x

John Muoi Van Nguyen - Director of the English Language Institute

John Muoi Van Nguyen
Director of the English Language Institute

Dr. John Muoi Van Nguyen, Director of American National University's English Language Institute, is internationally known for his expertise in language education. He has designed and taught many post-graduate courses in ESL, TOEFL, IELTS, Critical Thinking, Culture, MATESOL, and MBA at Danang University-VN, University of Social Sciences & Humanities-VN, International University-VN, Columbia Southern University-VN, Pittsburgh University-Semester at Sea, American University-DC, California State University-LA, Washington State University-Pullman, University of Texas-Austin. Dr. Nguyen has supervised 25 MA theses and one Ph.D. dissertation. He is the author of several English books for post-graduate courses, including Writing Skills, Research Paper Writing, Cross-Cultural Communication, EAP English Curriculum for the VNU-IU, MA.TESOL Curriculum for ANU-ELI, A Comprehensive ESL Reading Textbook (Series Consultant), and countless articles.