About the Author

Diana Dudzik, an English teacher educator and curriculum consultant, has taught English as a Second Language in the US, and written curriculum, evaluated programs, and trained teachers in Vietnam, Djibouti, and Laos. Diana is the key author of Vietnam’s English Teacher Competency Framework, the nation’s first subject-specific teacher standards. She received a Bằng khen from Vietnam’s Ministry of Education and Training in 2013 and a Ky niem chuong vi su nghiep giáo duc, one of Vietnam’s highest recognitions for contributions to the profession, in 2017. 

Diana’s first trip to Vietnam was in 1994, when she joined her husband Jerry to ask, how could we be of use?

After twenty-five years, Diana and Jerry return to Vietnam whenever they can.