Mr. Oscar Carvalho-Neto is originally from Brazil, where he has taught English as a Foreign Language (EFL), and he currently work as an adjunct lecturer in the Education and Language Acquisition department at LaGuardia Community College teaching ESL and ESA courses. In addition, Mr. Carvalho-Neto has worked as a tutor at LaGuardia's Writing Center and the ESL lab. He has experience teaching and tutoring for the ACT, CPE, the recently implemented CATW as well as college-level writing, grammar and ENG/ESL labs. Working with students whose native language is not English has allowed him to gain a deeper understanding of language acquisition and the common processes students go through in L2 development, regardless of background. Interests in the field include vocabulary acquisition, code switching as in-group identity marker, interlanguage and L1 influence in L2 acquisition. Mr. Carvalho-Neto has also worked as an assistant instructor of education courses to after-school workers developed by CUNY in partnership with The Center for After-School Excellence. Having been a part of the LaGuardia community for over five years, he is not only familiar with the college's culture of offering quality education, but he also respects and values LaGuardia Community College's commitment to personal and intellectual growth.