About

Samantha Jungheim is an alumna of the University of Southern California (USC) Rossier School of Education Master of Arts in Teaching- Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages program. Currently, she teaches adults in intensive English programs. From 2019 to 2021 she worked at the USC American Language Institute (ALI) where she aided USC non-native English speakers. The ALI Writing Labs and Book Club were initiated virtually by Jungheim during the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2015, Jungheim received her Bachelor in Fine Arts, Painting from San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI). After graduating from SFAI, Jungheim’s long-standing interest in foreign cultures and languages led her to move to South Korea. She taught English for two and a half years in South Korea in both Jeonju and Seoul. She also taught USC students' spouses for one semester at the USC English Language Program (ELP), run by the Office of International Services (OIS), as the English Language Program Coordinator. Jungheim specializes in communicating with learners from diverse backgrounds and creating creative educational materials for online and on-ground classrooms. In October 2020, she presented three times during the CATESOL 2020 Regional State Conference. In addition, she co-authored a chapter in "TESOL Guide for Critical Praxis in Teaching, Inquiry, and Advocacy" in 2021. Jungheim continues contributing to the TESOL field as an educator, materials writer, and researcher.


Affiliate Organizations:

  • TESOL International

  • CATESOL Education Foundation (Online Teaching, Materials Writing, TELL, and Pronunciation Interest Groups)

  • University of Southern California

  • USC TESOL Club (2019-2020)