Gabriel Skop, an ESL instructor at LaGuardia Community College and New York City College of Technology, has close to four decades of experience in teaching and teacher training. His interest in both his own professional development as well as that of his colleagues has led him to training and curriculum development projects from Budapest (as a consultant with the Hungarian Ministry of Education) to Dubai (EFL instructor at Sheikh Zayed University), Russia (Senior English Language Fellow with the US Department of State) and beyond. Gabriel takes particular interest in how to raise levels of student engagement along with how to increase student autonomy in the classroom.  All of his work is grounded in the training in experiential education he received at the School for International Training. He looks forward to the opportunity to learn more about teaching during his time in Vietnam.