Rebecca Orton, Editorial Assistant

English Language Institute

Rebecca Orton

Phone Numbers

202 5595507 (VP)


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Hall Memorial Building E200A

Secondary Location

HMB E253

Office Hours

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons

Ms. Rebecca Orton, otherwise known as Reba, is deaf. After completing her B.A. in Computer Science at the University of Northern Iowa, she worked for 7 years as a COBOL computer programmer in the aerospace and insurance industries. She graduated from Gallaudet University in May 2000 with an M.A. in Linguistics.  She has worked intermittently at the ELI in various roles since 2001.  Between 2010 and 2013, she completed online certificates in Advanced TESOL from the American TESOL Institute, Computer Assisted Language Learning from ICAL TEFL, and instructional design from StaffKit.

I assist in a variety of English tasks, including the ELI, ACT and TOEFL websites, ELI applications, the English brochure, automated emails in Hobson’s Radius, ELI social media, etc.  I also work on technical aspects in order to increase efficiency of office operations. 


800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002


800 Florida Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002