Dr. Vicki Anderson teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the TESOL and ESL endorsement programs at Concordia University, Nebraska, as well as general education courses. Her favorite courses to teach are those on linguistics, second language acquisition and language and culture.
Every year, Dr. Anderson leads teams of Concordia students to Shenzhen, China, to teach ESL in summer camps at a school run by The Lutheran Church—Hong Kong Synod. She also sponsors the American Sign Language Club and leads and supervises student fieldwork experience trips to Mill Neck School for the Deaf in Long Island, New York. Dr. Anderson serves on the MidAmerica Teachers of Speakers of Other Languages board, regularly consults with ministry organizations to train ESL volunteer teachers and conducts education and ESL professional development sessions for churches in Nebraska and for schools in China and Hong Kong.
Before serving at Concordia, Dr. Anderson earned a B.A. in World Mission and Bible from Summit Christian College, an M.A. in Linguistics and TESOL from Ball State University and a Ph.D. in Linguistics from Indiana University. She taught as an ESL teacher for a church in Santiago, Chile, and at the University of Nancy in the northwest region of France as well as serving in adult Intensive English Programs at Ball State University and Indiana University.
Dr. Anderson is passionate about gourmet cuisine and is a particularly good home baker of various French and European pastries such as croissants, brioches, madeleines, babkas, cream puffs and pannetones. Dr. Anderson is married to husband Jon, a computer programmer, and the couple have two adult sons, Jonathon and Sebastian.
There are a lot of quality individuals who come through our doors who want to serve the Lord and impact the world. It is a great privilege to be part of helping them become equipped to do the kind of service that God calls them to.
Dr. Vicki Anderson's Academic Programs
The TESOL program at Concordia Nebraska is specifically designed for non-education majors, preparing you to teach English as a second language internationally or in adult ESL programs in universities, refugee centers or community centers in the United States.
World and Intercultural Studies
The world and intercultural studies program at Concordia is a 48 hour cross-disciplinary major designed for students with interests in international service, communication, world missions, language or cultural studies. World and intercultural studies can be an effective stand-alone major, or you can choose to pair it with majors or minors in business, communication, sociology, theology and more so you can combine your passions and find the career that best suits you.
Concordia University, Nebraska offers many teaching endorsements online with our graduate education programs that meet Nebraska state requirements Through nationally accredited curricula developed by experienced practitioners, you will gain knowledge, skills and tools needed to advance your career in education.
TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
Acquire the in-depth knowledge and real-world preparation to effectively teach English language and literacy with the master’s in TESOL online (M.Ed.).