Marion Grier has been an instructor of world languages, with certification in French/German/ESOL, for over 25 years. Originally from Detroit, she spent one year studying in Clermont-Ferrand, France as part of the BA foreign study program at Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI. She later completed an MBA at Clemson University while working in the accounting, marketing, and language lab departments of the Michelin Tire Corporation. She has conducted several student exchange programs in Germany and has been selected to participate in a wide variety of language seminars and programs:
2018 - Selected by AATG as a Chaperone for its Summer Study Program, Kiel, Germany.
2015 – Bundesministerium für Frauen, Summer Seminar Erzähl Mir Was (Digital Storytelling in German), Vienna, Austria.
2014 – National Endowment of the Humanities, Summer Seminar, “France’s Legacy - WWI and WWII”, Paris and Caen, France.
2011 – US Department of State, “Teacher Excellence & Achievement Program,” Stara Zagora, Bulgaria.
2007 – AATG Award; “Immersion Methodologies,” Summer Seminar, Concordia Language Villages, MN.
2004 – Koscuisko Foundation; English Immersion Summer Camp, July, Limanova, Poland.
2003 – AATG Award; Goethe Institute, Summer Seminar, Kunst & Kultur (Art & Culture) Berlin, Germany.