Dr. Lucia Gorea

Dr. Lucia Gorea

Position: Academic Advisor
Categories: Academy, AIU Staff
Location: Honolulu, United States

  Dr. Lucia Gorea is an award-winning poet, widely published writer, literary translator and English/ESL professor. Lucia is the author of several poetry and English specialty books, such as ESL Games and Classroom Activities-An Interactive Activity Book for All Ages, (Llumina Press), Welcome to America! A Practical Guide to Life Survival Skills, (Authorhouse), and Journey Through My Soul,(First Choice Books), a collection of love and mystical poems. With degrees in Philology, English, French, and Education, Dr. Gorea has taught extensive courses in English Literature and English as a Second Language in universities and colleges across the United States, Canada, and Europe. We at AIU are very proud of having Lucia as part of our faculty.



  • Faculty and Academic Advisor at Atlantic International University
  • Teacher Trainer in TESL, Vancouver, Canada
  • More than twenty years’ experience of teaching English/ESL and Education, courses  to adults, as well managing positions such as coordinator, academic advisor and director
  • Language, Literacy and Curriculum developer at Mosaic Language Centre
  • Supervises/Advises  TESL students and helps them with lesson planning and curriculum designs
  • Motivated, enthusiastic, efficient and extremely organized
  • Monitors student progress and submits reports in a timely manner
  • Works extremely well under pressure and without supervision
  • Key note speaker at Language Professionals: The 8th Symposium of Translation, Interpretation and Terminology, Havana, Cuba, 2012: Lost in Translation: Beyond Words
  • Poet and writer of fiction and non-fiction, as well as translator with 14 books published and available on amazon.com and other online book retailers



  • Faculty/Academic Advisor – Atlantic International University, USA, 2007-present (online)
  • Lecturer/Faculty – English Language Institute, UBC (Fridays only) 2006- present
  • English Instructor at MOSAIC Language Centres, Vancouver, 2011 – present (online and classroom teaching)
  • TESL Instructor and Curriculum Developer at Western Town College, Vancouver, 2006-2007
  • English Instructor/Director- Portland Community College, Portland, OR   1998-2004 (both online and classroom teaching)
  • English Professor– Marylhurst University, Portland, OR   2000 (online and classroom teaching)



  • Ph.D. in English and Education, Atlantic International University
  • B.A/Professional Certification in Teaching English as a Second Language, Canada
  • M.A. /Diploma in English and Philology, University of Bucharest, Romania
  • Society of Translators and Interpreters BC (STIBC) – Certified Translator and Interpreter
  • Canadian Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters Council (CTTIC) Translator and Interpreter
  • ELSA Professional Development, Canada



  • TESL Canada, Vancouver, BC
  • CASAS Assessment Workshop for Adult Basic Education Instructors-Salem, Oregon
  • Certificate of Completion – Civics, Oregon Professional Development
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Valuing Diversity and Multiculturalism- Mt. Hood Community College
  • Accent Modification Course for ESL Instructors- Portland, Oregon
  • Heron Books Reading Certificate for Elementary Teachers-Portland, Oregon
  • Heron Books Mathematics Certificate for Elementary Teachers –Portland, Oregon






  • BC TEAL-Teaching English as a Second Language, Vancouver, BC
  • Federation of Canadian Poets, Toronto, ON


PUBLISHED BOOKS: Fiction and Non-fiction


  • Dracula-Count of Darkness – Historical fiction – Black Opal Books, 2015
  • Yukon, the Polar Bear – Publish America, 2010
  • Speak English for Success – ESL Conversations, Dialogues and Topics, First Choice Books, 2008
  • Journey Through My Soul, Selected Poems, First Choice Books, 2006
  • ESL Games and Classroom Activities. An Interactive Activity Book for All Ages, Llumina Press, 2005
  • Welcome to America! A Practical Guide to Life Survival Skills. Case Studies,  Authorhouse, 2004
  • Poetry and Fairy Tales – Eight literary translations




  • Founder and host of multilingual/multicultural poetry reading series, Poetry Around the World, at Indigo – West Vancouver, BC
  • Founder and host of multicultural reading series, Poetry Around the World, at  Chapters -Vancouver, BC
  • Coordinator of multicultural workshop at Borders -Beaverton, OR




  • Certificate of Appreciation for Excellence in Teaching, Mt. Hood Community College
  • Shakespeare Trophy of Excellence, Famous Poets Society
  • Distinguished Poet and Writer Award, Richmond, BC
  • Outstanding Achievement in Poetry, International Society of Poets
  • Presidents’ Award for Literary Excellence, National Author’s Registry
  • International Poetry of Merit Award, International Library of Poets
  • Editor’s Choice Award, International Library of Poets




  • Microsoft Word, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Power Point, Microsoft Front Page, Office Desktop and Surfing the Web


        English: Excellent writing / excellent communication

        French: Good writing / Good communication

        Spanish:  Fair writing / Fair communication

        Romanian: Excellent writing / excellent communication

        Hungarian: Good writing / Good communication

         Chinese: Basic Communication