Meet the Staff: Adam McConnell  

I started my ESL career in Vienna, Austria, where I worked at a school for wine production for two years. It was an exciting experience because Vienna is so beautiful and working with those students was a lot of fun. I’ve worked at ICLS for 7 years, first as a German teacher and then as an English teacher. ICLS is an exciting school because we meet students from all over the world.

What do you love most about your job?

I love working with international students. I always feel that I learn as much from them as they do from me. International students are often the most well-traveled people you can find and it’s very exciting to learn about their backgrounds, countries, languages, and travels!

What is your favorite food and why?

I love food! I think my favorite food is chocolate or hazelnut desserts.

What do you like most about living in or near Washington DC?

I like the fact that Washington DC has many great international restaurant because I love food! Because I like to bike, I enjoy having so many bike trails throughout the area.

Why is learning English important for achieving global success?

English is a global language and knowing English gives students communicative access to the world. Students are able to travel anywhere more easily, and knowing English gives individuals an advantage in the workplace and at the university.