Julia Reimer Faculty Profile

Julia Reimer

Associate Professor - Education; Associate Chair
Work space: St. Paul Main Campus > West Hall > West Hall WEST OFFICE

Julia Reimer is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at Hamline University. Her work involves preparing teachers to work with K-12 and adult English language learners. She has had extensive experience teaching ESL to adult learners in Minnesota and Spain, working in teacher education, and leading professional development workshops in Minnesota and beyond. Her professional interests include adult SLIFE learners (Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education), development of writing skills, grammar pedagogy, course development, and collaborative reflection. She holds a BA in Spanish from Goshen College, an MSW from Wilfrid Laurier University, and an MA in TESOL from the School for International Training.

Students taking classes with Professor Reimer will learn about theory as well as practical classroom applications through hands-on collaboration with peers. Many of her courses contain an extensive practicum component.

"Teachers of adult English language learners need to have a solid understanding of language issues, of their students' backgrounds and needs, of the technologies of teaching, and of the context in which they are teaching. As these elements are constantly changing, one of the most important skills to develop is that of reflection on one's own practice."

- Julia Reimer