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Katie Bartels: Helping, Empowering, and Raising Awareness  ☆

Katie Bartels is a 2009 Returning Peace Corps Fellow with a TESOL degree. She served in Mozambique for two years, was a Secondary School ESL teacher for the New York Department of Education at Kingsbridge International High School, and ran an international program for Save the Children. Katie currently serves as a Program Officer at …

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The Inconvenient Truth Behind Waiting for ‘Superman’ and One Teacher’s Two Cents  ☆

Last fall, Waiting For ‘Superman,’ a documentary about the charter school movement in the US, hit theaters nationwide. It brought with it a tidal wave of media attention, shining a spotlight on the charter vs. public school debate. As a public school teacher, the film of course grabbed my attention. Its main tenets are that …

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TESOL and Applied Linguistics Programs Host APPLE Events!  ☆

On Friday, February 11th, the TESOL and Applied Linguistics programs were proud to host the annual Applied Linguistics & Language Education (APPLE) lecture events. Funded through a generous donation by Language Innovations, Inc., the APPLE lectures were created by Professor Emeritus Leslie Beebe, who wanted to give students in the Applied Linguistics and TESOL programs …

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Conference Happenings  ☆

Arts & Humanities students and faculty are in heavy rotation this season, presenting at the world’s leading academic conferences. Stay tuned for a series of articles that will recap these presentations and investigate TC’s impact on academia today.

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Creativity Brown Bag 

How does creativity factor into the teaching of TESOL and Applied Linguistics? What about Social Studies or Technology? Professor Lori Custodero sat down with faculty from all over the college for two brown bag lunch discussions, on March 3rd and March 31st, to talk about the role of creativity in education and research across multiple …

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Spotlight on Alumni: Rosie Frascella  ☆

Rosie Frascella was a TC Peace Corps Teaching Fellow in 2001 and graduated with a TESOL degree in 2009. She teaches seniors at the International High School at Prospect Heights (in Brooklyn, NY). She teaches English and Literature, plus a History class. She's a member of NYCoRE, a collective of radical educators. She got involved …

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At the Interface Between Research and Practice: Professor ZhaoHong Han  ☆

With her ongoing research, publications, and teaching, Dr. ZhaoHong Han, Associate Professor of Language and Education, is at the forefront of the interface between research and practice. A strong belief in the importance of using research to inform teaching drives her professional interests and accomplishments, resulting in continuous contributions to the field of Second Language …

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2011 APPLE Lecture 

You are cordially invited... To APPLE 2011!! The TESOL and Applied Linguistics Programs in the Department of Arts and Humanities invite you to the annual APPLE (Applied Linguistics & Education) Lecture on Friday, February 11, 2011. Our speaker for this year is Professor Thomas Cobb from the University of Québec at Montréal. Professor Cobb teaches and …

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Rosetta Stone on Campus! 

The Rosetta Stone is finally here! Brought to you by the Student Senate, the Rosetta Stone language learning software is now available for your use here at Teachers College. This award winning program uses a method that mirrors the way first languages are learned. Through this software, you will be able to study English, Spanish …

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Merging Research and Practice: Professor Michael Kieffer  ☆

Michael Kieffer, Assistant Professor of Language and Education for the TESOL and Applied Linguistics programs, is making a difference in public schools across the United States. His research, which primarily focuses on the literacy development of English language learners in K-12 schools, is an outstanding example of work that both informs and is informed by …

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CLASS: Advanced Language Study: Academic Speaking 

A&HT 4500.002 CRN 51466 Wednesdays, 3:00 to 4:40pm 1 or 2 credits Instructor: Sarah Creider Course description: This course will help students develop the communication skills necessary to succeed in graduate school and beyond. We will focus on presentation skills in an academic context, using a combination of practice sessions, role plays, and discussions to …

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CLASS: Chinese Teacher Education – Certificate Program in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (TCSOL) 

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An Innovative Conference: Second Language Acquisition of Chinese 

On October 1st and 2nd, an exciting inaugural event took place at Teachers College: the Applied Linguistics program hosted the tremendously successful Teachers College, Columbia University Roundtable in Second Language Studies (TCCRISLS) on the theme of Second Language Acquisition of Chinese. Professor Zhaohong Han, Associate Professor of Language and Education for the TESOL and Applied …

Posted 102 months ago by

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Academic Resource Guide 

Teachers College online resources can be a difficult to find because of the vast amount of material that is available. If you've ever tried looking for a specific topic within the TC online world, you know that it can be a confusing place. But there's no need to despair- A&H's Academic Resource guide can help! …

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XVIIth Annual Meeting of the Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Learning Research Working Group 

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TCCRISLS: Conference in Chinese Second Language Acquisition at TC 

On October 1 and 2, 2010,  the Applied Linguistics program will be hosting the inaugural Teachers College, Columbia University Roundtable in Second Language Studies (TCCRISLS) focusing on the acquisition of Chinese as a second language. All are invited to register (and can do so online on our website). There will also be a 2- day …

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Energy, Enthusiasm, and English: the TESOL Certificate Program 

Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL), particularly to students with whom you do not share a first language, may seem like a daunting task. However, the Teaching English to Students of Other Languages Program (TESOL) has developed a program that not only helps students overcome this anxiety but also become confident, proficient ESL teachers: …

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