Kathy Gabel ’89 Instructor in English as a Second Language


M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary
B.A., Northwestern College


Kathy Gabel holds a Master of Arts degree in intercultural studies from Fuller Theological Seminary. She also graduated from Northwestern College with a major in sociology and a minor in anthropology. She has taught a variety of courses for NWC, including Introduction to American Culture for the college's new international students; Intercultural Communication for the religion department; and Minority Groups for the sociology department. Gabel taught English in Hong Kong and English as a second language in Los Angeles. She also is an instructor for the three-week Winter English Program at Northwestern for students from Japan.

ESL101 - Introduction to American Culture

(2 credits) An introduction to American cultural traits and social and religious customs for international students beginning their studies in the United States. Special focus will be given to local Midwestern culture and rural issues. Note: This course is limited to students studying English as a second language.

English tutoring center instructor and English camp director, Reformed Church in America, Hong Kong

English as a second language teacher and refugee volunteer coordinator, Catholic Charities & InnerChange LA, Los Angeles

ESL instructor, Northwest Iowa Community College