Anne Barkow is originally from Green Bay, Wisconsin, but has lived and taught all over the world. After graduating with a B.A. in Anthropology and a minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies from Beloit College, she taught Academic English at the Escuela Politécnica Nacional, a public university in Quito, Ecuador. After returning to the States, she did her Master’s in Teaching of Languages at the University of Southern Mississippi with a focus on Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and Spanish. The next year she was awarded an English Language Fellowship through the U.S. Department of State, which sent her to teach English Language in Libreville, Gabon. After that year, she taught Academic English in Japan at Kansai Gaidai University. Returning to Wisconsin, she taught Spanish and Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay as well as the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. She now lives in Washington DC, her favorite city in the USA. When she was in her early 20s, she worked as a local tour guide in DC which is why she is very excited to lead tours here again. Her passion about American History has been fueled by years of sharing her language and culture in the classroom. Tour guiding is the awesome upgrade of actually showing people the places and artifacts that have shaped our country, culture, and history instead of just using a powerpoint!
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