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Andrea Honigsfeld

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Andrea Honigsfeld, EdD, is a TESOL Professor in the School of Education and Human Services at Molloy College in Rockville Centre, New York. She teaches graduate courses in linguistics, TESOL methods, and cultural and linguistic diversity. Before her current position, she was an English-as-a-foreign-language teacher in Hungary (Grades 5-8 and adult) and an English-as-a-second-language teacher in New York City (Grades K-3 and adult). She also taught Hungarian at New York University. Andrea earned a doctoral fellowship at St. John's University in New York, where she conducted research on individualized instruction. She received a Fulbright Award to lecture in Iceland in 2002. Over the past 20 years, Andrea has presented at conferences in multiple countries, including the United States, Canada, China, Denmark, Great Britain, Italy, the Philippines, Sweden, Thailand, and the United Arab Emirates. She frequently offers staff development, primarily focusing on effective differentiated strategies and collaborative practices for both English-as-a-second-language and general-education teachers.


  • Teaching Strategies for Diverse Learners
  • ELs
  • Common Core
  • Co-teaching
  • Special-Needs Students and the Common Core
  • Working With Linguistically and Academically Diverse Students
  • Best-Practice ELL Instruction
  • Creating a School-Wide Framework to Accommodate Diverse Learners



  • Collaboration and Co-teaching to Support English Language Learners: The purpose of this workshop is to explore a framework for collaborative practices ESL, general education teachers, and instructional specialists (e.g., special education, literacy) may engage in and to review, evaluate, and adapt seven co-teaching models that promote an integrated service delivery for the sake of ELLs in K-12 instructional settings.

  • Common Core for the Not-So-Common Learner - K-5 and 6-12 ELA Strategies: What do the Common Core State Standards mean for academically and linguistically diverse learners? What can teachers and administrators do to support all students to successfully participate in standards-based language and literacy learning activities? This session will address these two essential questions based on the presenters’ research, publications, and professional development work in districts around the US.

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What People are Saying

“Regardless of the size of the group, the topic, or the formality of the presentation, Andrea’s broad expertise and experience working with diverse students and their teachers is apparent in the high quality of the content she delivers. Her “stage” presence in front of a group or in one-on-one conversations is always warm and encouraging in a very authentic way. She has excellent verbal communication skills and is very intentional about the activities she uses to engage participants in learning the content she has well prepared and organized.”

-Debra Cole, MELL Instructional Specialist at St. Louis Regional Professional Development Center

“I am so grateful for the amazing information and resources from Honigsfeld and Dove. Their books and trainings are a must see for every ESL teacher. I have no doubt that their teachings will help me better meet the needs of all students. As a 10-year ESL teacher and former ESL student, they have my full stamp of approval!”

-Christina Mahar, ESL Teacher at Pinewood Elementary, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

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