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TESOL | Intensive Summer Workshop

Exploring the Practices of Second Language Teacher Education

About the Workshop

This workshop will explore a range of innovative teacher education practices designed to foster LA teacher learning and professional development. Through modeling and/or participating in these practices, language teachers and teacher educators will explore the teacher as a learner of teaching, trace the development of teachers' identities, analyze the complexities of teachers' concept development, recognize the complex social, cultural, political, and institutional factors that affect language teaching and students' language learning, and evaluate the role of disciplinary knowledge in the development of teaching expertise. Each practice will be evaluated for its theoretical and pedagogical contributions to L2 teacher professional development.

Instructional component (all credit options):

  • Friday-Sunday, June 26-28, 9am - 5pm

Follow-up component (3-credit option only): 

  • In-class meetings: July 2, 5:30-8:00pm; July 30, 5:30-8:00pm
  • Independent work and individual meetings with instructor of record: June 29-July 30

 Workshop Leaders

Karen E. JohnsonKaren E. Johnson is Kirby Professor of Language Learning and Applied Linguistics at the Pennsylvania State University in the USA. In the MA TESL and the Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics degree programs, she teaches courses in AppliedLinguistics, Teaching English as a Second Language, Communication in Second Language Classrooms, and Theory and Research in Language Teacher Education. Her research interests include narrative inquiry as professional development, teacher learning in second language teacher education, and sociocultural research and perspectives on teacher professional development. She recently co-edited Research on Second Language Teacher Education: A Sociocultural Perspective on Professional Development (Routledge, 2011).

Paula GolombekPaula Golombek is Clinical Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of Florida. As Coordinator of the Undergraduate Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language, she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in teaching approaches in TESL, applied English grammar, and applied American English phonetics. She also supervises beginning teachers in their internship experience.  Her research interests include narrative inquiry as professional development, teacher learning in second language teacher education, and sociocultural research and perspectives on teacher professional development. She recently co-edited with Karen E. Johnson Research on Second Language Teacher Education: A Sociocultural Perspective on Professional Development (Routledge, 2011).

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Registration

Registration for the Summer Institute opens during the second week of April.

If you would like to obtain a Graduate Certificate in TESOL during the Summer Institute, apply through CAS Graduate Admissions.

If you want to take Institute courses as a non-degree seeking student, visit CAS Academic Advising for the registration form and information.

If you are a current AU student, you can register for Summer Institute courses through the myAU portal.

If you are a Consortium student, you should complete consortium registration at your home university.

Workshop options

1. TESL-096.N01
0 credit (special tuition rate: $504)

Friday-Sunday, June 26-28, 9am-5pm


2. TESL-560.N01
1 credit, AU graduate tuition rate

Friday-Sunday, June 26-28, 9am-5pm


3. TESL-560.N03HB
3 credits, AU graduate tuition rate

Friday-Sunday, June 26-28, 9am-5pm

Follow-up component:
In-class meetings
July 2, 5:30-8:00pm;July 30, 5:30-8:00pm

Independent and online work
June 29-July 30

All tuition costs are subject to change. Visit the Office of the Registrar for more information.


Previous Summer Workshops

2014: Language and Identity
with Bonny Norton and Christine Higgins

2013: Multiliteracies and Multimodal Communication in ESL/EFL Instruction

2012: International Research and Practices in Bilingual Education
with Carol Benson and Kendall A. King

2011: Doing Action Research in the ESL/EFL Classroom
with Sue Garton and Anne Burns

2010: Addressing Pragmatics in your Language Instruction
with Noriko Ishihara, Noel Houck, and Heidi Vellenga

2009: Teaching Readers of English: A Multidisciplinary Perspective
with John Hedgcock and Dana Ferris

2008: Working with Multilingual Writers: A Multidisciplinary Perspective
with Paul Kei Matsuda, Dana Ferris and Christine Tardy