Dr. Kara McBride is a Senior Education Specialist at World Learning, based in Washington, DC. She is the home office English Specialist for Quality Instruction Towards Access and Basic Education Improvement-2 – a USD$90m, 5-year, USAID-funded program in Lebanon – providing technical support and international best practices on the incorporation of second language acquisition and reading methodology, inclusion, teacher training, coaching, and materials. She was the lead designer for two American English E-Teacher courses: Content-Based Instruction and Integrating Critical Thinking into the Exploration of Culture in an EFL Setting. Before working at World Learning, Dr. McBride was a tenured professor of Spanish and Second Language Acquisition at Saint Louis University (Missouri). In 2018, she published the co-authored book A enseñar: Una guía práctica para los maestros de idiomas. She holds a doctorate in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching from the University of Arizona, a master’s degree in Applied Linguistics from Indiana University, and a master’s in Latin American Studies from Purdue University.