AboutHal Bogotch teaches English as a Second Language at Nexon America in El Segundo. He is a proud graduate of U.C. Berkeley. Since 1996, Bogotch has taught ESL to adult immigrants, international high school students, and California middle schoolers. He has also taught Computer Skills to senior citizens, nurses, exceptional/special needs children, and garment industry entrepreneurs. Bogotch is pleased to have co-written and edited Compelling American Conversations, the first widely published book to carry his name. As a poet, Bogotch has contributed to periodicals such as Rattle, Campus Circle, the Free Venice Beachhead, as well as to a blog, Back Room Live. Bogotch is married to award-winning children's book author/illustrator, Laura Lacámara. Laura and Hal live in southern California with their daughter, Annalisa.