Jan Burke: Instructor

Jan Burke

Email: janb@ksu.edu

I was born and raised in the south of the South Island of New Zealand so I am used to living in a small city.  I originally trained as a primary teacher but found my niche in ESL 18 years ago.  As well as my native New Zealand, I have lived in England, Australia and Oman and traveled to about 65 countries.

I completed my Bachelors degree in English Literature in 1985 and my Masters in Applied Linguistics in 2000.  I married my American husband three years ago and now enjoy living in the United States.  Manhattan is a good place to live and I feel privileged to be working at K-State doing what I enjoy most – teaching ESL to International students. 

In my free time I love to knit for my grandchildren.