November 11, 2013: Panel Discussion on the Teaching of English as an International Language ☆

TESOL & AL Program | November 6, 2013

A Global Perspective: The Teaching of English as an International Language

Date: November 11, 2013 (Monday)
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
Venue: Horace Mann 152

As part of the International Education Week 2013, the Applied Linguistics and TESOL Programs present this panel discussion exploring the teaching and learning of English as an international language. The panel is made up of current AL & TESOL students from diverse international backgrounds, and they will discuss various trends and developments concerning the teaching and learning of the English language in different regions.

Moderator: Fred Tsutagawa

Our Panel Speakers:

Rongchan Lin is a current Ed.D. student specializing in second language assessment. During her stint in the Singapore civil service, she had taught at the Nan Hua High School and the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University. She last served as a Curriculum Planning Officer (Chinese language) at the Ministry of Education Headquarters, Singapore. She will be sharing about the bilingual education system in Singapore.

Sian Morgan is a current Ed.D. student specializing in second language assessment. She started her career teaching French at secondary level in the UK, and moved to Italy in the 1980s where she taught English as a foreign language. For the last 16 years, she has taught English at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, and has been a Cambridge ESOL and IELTS speaking examiner for over 10 years. She will be talking about assessment literacy at Italian universities.

Natalia Saez is an Ed.D. student specializing in second language acquisition at Teachers College. She is a translator and the co-founder of Traduc Think Global, a language institute in Santiago, Chile. She has also carried out pedagogical work and research with blind EFL learners, in association with the Center for Cognitive Science of Universidad de Chile. She will provide her perspective on EFL education in Chile.

Gahye Song is a current Ed.D. student specializing in language use. She held a post in the Korean government as a translator and a civil officer, working internationally in the field of diplomacy and cultural exchange. She also worked as a freelance translator and translated fiction, comic books, and educational materials. She will be talking about the current state of English education in South Korea.

Yu Song is a current M.A. student specializing in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. She has taught EFL in China and Tibet. She is the recipient of the 2013 John Fanselow Award, in recognition of her work as an ESOL teacher. She will be sharing about English immersion camps in rural Tibet.