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EdM Student Minhye Son Thwarts Language-based Discrimination in her Work 

When EdM student Minhye Son first came to the United States, she was still learning English. Far from her home and culture in Busan, South Korea, Mrs. Son encountered a disquieting occurrence endured by many English language learners. Her experience rippled through the rest of her academic and professional life.

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Call for Master’s Student Proposals Deadline Approaches 

The deadline to turn in proposals to present at the 2nd Annual Bilingual/Bicultural Ed. & Applied Linguistics/TESOL Student Symposium is this Friday, March 13, by 5pm EST. This year's conference theme is “Language Instruction & Learning: Field Applications.”

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New AL/TESOL Lecturer Beth Clark-Gareca at Fall Brown Bag Luncheon 

Dr. Clark-Gareca is the newest lecturer to join the AL and TESOL program this fall. The presentation for this installment of the Brown Bag Lunch focused on Dr. Clark-Gareca’s dissertation entitled, “Sometimes an F+ is Good: Elementary English Language Learners and Classroom Content Tasks.”

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Preview: 36th Annual NYS TESOL Applied Linguistics Winter Conference  ☆

Applied Lingustics/TESOL alumna Dr Santoi Wagner headlines the NYS TESOL Applied Linguistics Winter Conference, held at Teachers College on March 7.

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TESOL/AL Roundtable’s Fall 2014 Research Forum, a Relaxed and Lively Event  ☆

This November marked the first research forum of the year for the student-led TESOL and AL Roundtable group. Roundtable Co-chairs, Mariana Cruz and Stacy Hall, organized the function during the fall semester. “It’s a good chance for peers to present research in a relaxed setting,” Ms. Cruz said. She explained that it not only supports …

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2015 APPLE Lecture 

The Applied Linguistics (AL) and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Program hosts their annual APPLE Lecture on Friday, February 6. This year’s speaker is Professor James Paul Gee, the Mary Lou Fulton Presidential Professor of Literacy Studies and Regents’ Professor at Arizona State University. Professor Gee’s evening lecture is titled, “Language, the …

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Student Profiles: AERA  ☆

Nick Sousanis is a doctoral candidate working at the intersection of comics and scholarship.  We sat down recently to talk about the work he presented at the AERA annual meeting.  In what became a wide-ranging conversation we talked about the place of aesthetics in research and culture, and much else. Nick’s dissertation is titled “Unflattening: …

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TESOL Topics: ETS Presentation 

The TESOL and Applied Linguistics Programs would like to extend a warm thanks to Dr. Philip Everson and Emilie Pooler from Educational Testing Service (ETS) for their innovative presentation on computer-based testing at TC this past Thursday, April 11th. At the presentation, Dr. Everson and Ms. Pooler shared with TC students and faculty the groundbreaking …

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Viva Harlem U: Black and Puerto Rican Students and the Transformation of City College 

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The Development of Orchestrated Collisions: A Summer at Signature Theatre Company  ☆

By Erin Moore M.A. Candidate, Arts Administration At most theatres, it would be unusual and thrilling to see the playwright of a particular production lounging in the lobby most afternoons. It would be even more unusual to see two playwrights, both with current productions being mounted, happening upon each other in the lobby. This would …

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Cheng-Ling Alice Chen, Recipient of the Dean’s Grant for Student Research  ☆

Alice Chen, 2012 recipient of the Dean’s Grant for Student Research, knew from an early age that she wanted to be a teacher. After living in Texas for four years while her father earned his PhD, Chen went back to her home in Taipei, Taiwan with a proficiency in English that set her apart.

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Conversations from the Classroom: Revisiting Marisa Militello’s student teaching experience 

In the fall, we looked at TESOL student Marisa Militello’s experience as a student teacher in an elementary ESL classroom. Now in her final semester at TC, Ms. Militello has been student teaching at the secondary level.

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Teacher-Student Talk  ☆

Teachers in training are often told what they need to do to effectively deliver information to their students. But how does that actually look? How does it sound? The how is exactly what TESOL/Applied Linguistics doctoral student Sarah Creider is seeking to uncover through her research.

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Culturally Responsive Teaching 

Ashley Taylor’s research has brought her into four Social Studies classrooms in newcomer schools across New York City. Through her interviews with teachers and observations of classes comprised of English Language Learners, Taylor has sought to investigate how Social Studies and citizenship education is conceptualized and implemented to culturally and linguistically diverse students.

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Building Communities of Readers  ☆

Bilingual/Bicultural Education Associate Professor Carmen Martínez-Roldán believes that building a child’s identity as a reader, in any way possible, is one sure way to positively impact literacy and foster a greater connection to school. Working in collaboration with professors from the UK, Spain, and Australia, her research involves using wordless texts as a basis for …

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New Faculty: Dr. Inez Heath  ☆

We’d like to warmly welcome Dr. Inez A. Heath who is joining our TESOL/AL program as a lecturer.  Dr. Heath, who is originally from Gainesville, Florida earned her PhD in Multilingual, Multicultural Education from Florida State University, with a secondary concentration in International Development Education. Dr. Heath has a passion for indigenous cultures and South …

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New Faculty: Dr. Arieh Sherris 

Returning from Saudi Arabia, Ghana, and Mt. Kilimanjaro this year, Dr. Ari Sherris is a welcome addition to the TESOL/AL program. With a Ph.D in Second Language Learning from George Mason University, Dr. Sherris has lived and worked in a variety of places and fields, most of which related to education and education reform. Most recently in Saudi Arabia, he co-founded …

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Exploring Discourse Analysis 

Dr. Hansun Zhang Waring, Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics and TESOL at Teachers College, is bringing a wealth of learning opportunities to the discourse analysis research community. As founder of the Language and Social Interaction Working Group (LANSI), Dr. Waring oversees a monthly meeting of professors, researchers, and students who come together to work on …

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Conversations from the Classroom: TESOL student teacher Marisa Militello shares her story  ☆

Marisa Militello already knows she is a hardworking, passionate, and caring teacher. But she also knows there is much to gain from her student teaching experience this year. By working alongside her cooperating teacher in a first grade class this semester, she hopes to hone her skills, learning how to challenge and inspire her students, …

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Language Teachers Become Language Students: TESOL Students Take on Guatemala  ☆

This summer, four fellow students from the TESOL K-12 program and I traveled to Guatemala for an intensive Spanish course and a bit of Central American exploration. While we all had varying levels and backgrounds in Spanish, we headed south with the same goal: to get better.

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