Experts in cross cultural communication who help professionals gain the skills, strategies, and confidence necessary to be successful in professional settings and beyond where English is the main language of communication. We have more than 25 years of combined experience teaching, facilitating workshops, managing programs, and designing tailored curricula for higher education, corporations, and nonprofits around the area of effective communication. Having experience in both academia as faculty members and in the corporate setting, we have first hand knowledge and experience of the linguistic and cultural demands one must meet in order to be reach the highest levels of success communicating in a diverse setting. We coach learners to reflect, practice, and set goals in order to meet these linguistic and cultural challenges head on, ultimately fostering behavioral outcomes.


All the parts of the course were extremely useful. I learned a lot about pronunciation and useful expressions for all the parts of a discussion and a presentation. I also enjoyed a lot learning about organization of presentations, transitions and describing data. Honestly, I learned so many new things and all of them were so useful!!!! Additionally, the instructors were so so helpful and they put so much effort and time to provide us with personal feedback and advice!

Mallory Fix Lopez

Founder/Applied Linguist, language connectED

Mallory is an Applied Linguist and Educator focusing her teaching on English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and English for Specific Purposes (ESP). Mallory has been coaching international scholars, fellows, and postdocs since 2013 at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), The Perelman School of Medicine Department of Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), the Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs at UPenn, Temple University, Nihon Kohden Corporation (Japan), and the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) in Okinawa, Japan. She is a faculty member at Temple University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Community College of Philadelphia. Mallory has also facilitated program development and management for the Free Library of Philadelphia and Garces Foundation (Philadelphia). Mallory’s work has been featured in The Washington Post, NPR, and Reuters, among others. She previously lived and taught in Guadalajara, Mexico. Mallory holds a Master’s degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and a Bachelor of Science in Education, both from Temple University.

 

Rebecca Toner

Chief Learning Officer/Applied Linguist, language connectED

Rebecca (Becky) has been teaching English for over 15 years, with her most recent work focusing on English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and English for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). She has been coaching international scholars, fellows, and postdocs since 2015 at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), The Perelman School of Medicine Department of Neuroscience at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn), the Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs at UPenn, and the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology in Okinawa, Japan. Becky also works in the field of training consulting where she writes materials for leadership development for corporations. She is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania’s English Language Programs (ELP). Becky taught English in China as a member of the United States Peace Corps. She holds a Master’s degree in TESOL from Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and a Bachelor of Arts in French from the University of North Carolina, Wilmington.

 

Alyssa Swanson

Project Manager

Alyssa has been working in the field of international education for over 8 years with experience in managing study abroad programs, organizing and facilitating international student programs, student advising, and teaching.  Alyssa's current teaching has been focused on  English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and English for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).  She recently co-created a massive open online course (MOOC) entitled "English for STEM" through the University of Pennsylvania in collaboration with the U.S. Department of State.  She has been coaching international scholars, fellows, and postdocs since 2015 at the Biomedical Postdoctoral Programs at the University of Pennsylvania and the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology in Okinawa, Japan. Alyssa has lived and taught abroad in London, England and Thessaloniki, Greece. She holds a Master’s degree in TESOL from Temple University and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Public Relations/Advertising from Penn State University.

 

David J. Magee

Owner

Dave is an accomplished business owner and senior-level management consultant with over 35 years of experience. He focuses on shaping and motivating large teams of employees to ensure organizational success. Dave uses techniques and tools including such areas as: Effective Communication, Training, Lean Management, Six Sigma, Program and Project Management, in order to foster success for both employees and executives. Dave’s focus is holistic: he motivates high performing organizational teams across the organization.