Congratulations to several of our current students on their recent accomplishments! Laura Eickhoff received the 2015-2016 Shigeo and Isako Imamura English Language Teaching Fellowship for her teaching at the English Language Center. See some of her comments on teaching grammar from the Grammar and Beyond website (Cambridge University Press).
Jennifer Brooke recently published a review of the book Creativity in Language Teaching (eds. Jones & Richards, Routledge) in The Journal of Language Teaching and Learning. Along with Larry Zwier of the English Language Center at MSU, Jennifer has a forthcoming encyclopedia entry entitled Teaching Signs, Warnings, and Notices, to appear in the TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching (Wiley).
Richard Lloyd has been volunteering as a tutor at MSU's Volunteer English Tutoring Program.
A program taught by our students each spring to improve conversation skills for adult speakers of English as a second language
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From the 2015 graduating class:
From the 2014 graduating class:
"The M.A. TESOL program is a tight-knit community with many opportunities for engagement and professional development. I have grown substantially in my knowledge of theory and practice. During my time in the program, I taught in the English Language Center which allowed me to immediately apply what I was learning in class. The practicum (LLT 896) was particularly beneficial for me because I was interested in teaching community English classes after graduation. I have now accepted a position teaching ESL to immigrants and refugees. I feel confident in my abilities as a teacher, and the TESOL program has left me well prepared for future opportunities." -Lauren Kelley, M.A.
From the 2013 graduating class:
Mariah Shafer (M.A. 2010) works with the Refugee Development Center in Lansing and teaches at Lansing Community College. Ayano Sueyoshi Valvona (M.A. 2004) and her husband Chris co-authored an ESL textbook entitled Lessons from Leaders: Buffett and Gates Go Back to School, published by Cengage Learning, 2014.