Dr. Patricia Morales is founder of ellservices©, consultant, author, and a professional development provider in the areas of English as a Second Language (ESL), Bilingual Education, and Dual Language Education. She is also an independent educational consultant at the Teaching and Learning Center of Harris County Department of Education (HCDE) in Houston, Texas. In 2010, Dr. Morales received the Diane Garcia-Marion SHABE Award in appreciation for her outstanding leadership and support to the bilingual/ESOL Houstonian community. Dr. Morales has prepared thousands of teachers who want to pursue a certification in bilingual education and English as a second language (ESL) in Texas.
As an education specialist, district program coordinator, and university professor, Dr. Morales has served in several local and state committees for program development, teacher training, and community involvement in Texas. Her research and teacher's trainings address first and second language acquisition linguistic and academic connections, English as second language pedagogy, instructional techniques in the bilingual and dual language classroom, and literacy and biliteracy development.
With over twenty years in the educational field, at the university level Dr. Morales has taught courses in all levels of Spanish, first and second language acquisition, literacy and biliteracy, assessment, instructional strategies and program development, coordinated the development of international student and faculty exchange programs, organized and conducted seminars for teachers in different school districts, and supervised student teaching programs. Dr. Morales holds a Bachelor of Arts in English as a Second/Foreign Language, a Master of Arts in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, and a Doctorate in Bilingual Education.
Dr. Morales, I just wanted to let you know that I passed the ESL Supplemental Exam!! Thank you once again for all the practice tests and for being such an engaging teacher during the review classes.
Dr. Morales, I wish to give you the good news and also to thank you very much for the job well done for your lecture and book. I took my ESL test on Saturday and just received my score with a pass. Your book helped a lot and your effort is appreciated. Thank you, thank you and thank you very much indeed. Two of my friends who attended the seminar had taken their test and passed too.
Dr. Morales, I just wanted to send you a quick update and let you know I passed my ESL certification exam!!! Your review made all of the difference! Also, thank you for the extra study resources!
Dr. Morales, I took your class last week in Victoria through Region 3. I took my test this past Saturday and found out last night that I PASSED! Thank you so much for teaching me the material and providing such amazing insight. If it wasn't for you I would have put off taking my test and/or not have gotten my certification. I am encouraging my coworkers to sign up for your class when it comes available.
Dr. Morales, I just wanted to say thank you! I passed my test on my first try. I really appreciated your training, book and extra test questions.