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Janet Shanks


Janet Shanks has taught ESL since the 1970s and specializes in Academic Writing, Business English, and College Preparation. She is currently teaching Business Communication skills to undergraduate and graduate students in New York City and has also taught ESL in Japan and France.

In addition to earning M.Ed. and B.A. degrees, Shanks has held Writing Fellowships to Oxford University and Columbia Journalism School: Gannett Media Studies, and completed doctoral courses in Applied Linguistics.

She has authored and edited several academic and professional books as well as numerous plays, biographies, and news articles.


  • TOEFL Exam Workbook (Kaplan Publishing, 3rd ed., 2004), co-author