Ana Lado, PhD

Ana Lado, PhD (no photo)


School of Education

Academic Credentials

Ph.D. Applied Linguistics 1991, Georgetown University Title VII Fellowship; M.S. Applied Linguistics with Concentration in Language and Cognition, Georgetown U. University Title VII Traineeship; B.S. Applied Linguistics 1977, Georgetown University, Spanish minor


Dr. Ana Lado develops and conducts workshops in school districts in the United States as well as abroad. She is an English Language Specialist with the U.S. State Department. In that capacity, she developed the English content and training for the internationally awarded Interactive Radio Instruction project Broadclass – Listen to Learn. This project provides access to education to a significant number of marginalized communities in the remotest and poorest areas of Pakistan. She developed a School of Education summer camp in which teacher candidates practice science, language arts, and character education, 3E: Explore, Enrich, Enjoy. In her free time, she enjoys vegetable gardening, bird watching, and writing children’s picture books in English and Spanish.

Teaching Areas

Teaching English as a Second Language k-12; Teaching Reading; Research Projects

Research Interests

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages and Foreign Languages (TESOL, TEFL); Materials Development in TESOL and TEFL; Interactive Radio Instruction in Pakistan; Using Picture Books to Teach English


Teaching Beginner ELLs with Picture books: Tellability (2012) Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin/Sage. Communicative English: The Lado Series Revised 1-6. (2018) Series with Lado International Institute.

PRESENTATIONS: Collaborative exchange and community engagement: Building collaborative literacy communities with pre-service and in-service teachers in Panama and the U.S. CEC 2021 L.I.V.E. March 8-13, 2021 with Dr. Gray and Dr. Hauth. Principles and Practices in TEFL for Children Virtual Training Day, February 27, 2021. Lado International Institute, Arlington, VA.


Phone: 703-284-1669