Ms. Charlotte Benham is from a small town in Massachusetts, which is famous for being the home of Mary in the poem ‘Mary had a little lamb.’ Charlotte was originally introduced to teaching English as a Second Language during her bachelors through a volunteer program that provided tutoring to dining hall and facilities workers from other countries. She recognized that this was a career path that interested her, so after completing her BA in History in 2007, she went to Montréal, Canada to do her CELTA. Charlotte started her teaching career as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Nepal in 2009. Since then, Charlotte has worked as a teacher and administrator for ESL programs in the United States, Nepal, Bangladesh, and the United Arab Emirates.
Ms. Benham has extensive experience in working with students transitioning from high school to university. Her interests lie in developing students’ critical thinking skills and the relationship between reading comprehension and academic writing. The majority of Charlotte’s career has also taken place in academic programs in their start-up phase and she enjoys working in an environment where reflection and innovation are key to success. She believes that students are most successful when they claim ownership over language by integrating it into the interests and goals that they already have in life.
Ms. Benham joins the British Management University in Tashkent with a Bachelor of Arts in History with High Honors from Brandeis University, USA and a MSEd in TESOL from the University of Pennsylvania, USA. She has a CELTA certificate from the University of Cambridge.