Jillian Olsavsky (MA TESOL) has received a Graduate Student Conference Grant and a Graduate Student Research Grant from the College of Arts and Sciences. She will use this funding to complete her MA Thesis research and present her work. This is a great accomplishment! Congratulations Jill!
After graduating in May 2013, Jeffrey Buck (MA TESOL) will start working full time at Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School in Falls Church, VA as the 7th grade Social Studies teacher. He will be co-teaching with the special education and ESOL teachers. Congratulations Jeff!
Chelsea Feltrop (MAT: ESOL) has just accepted a K-5 ELL teaching position at the Mount Vernon Community School in the Alexandria Public School District. Congratulations Chelsea!
Veronica Beaver (TESOL Certificate) received a Fulbright ETA grant for Madrid to teach English in a bilingual high school starting in September. She is looking forward to the opportunity to put into practice what she has been learning in TESOL classes. Congratulations Veronica!
In March, Katie Leitch (MA TESOL Program) will begin working as a Language Coordinator at Diplomatic Language Services in Arlington, Va.
Prof. Heather Linville will be a presenter at the "Advocating for ELLs: K-12 Teachers and Teacher Educators Working Together" workshop as part of the TESOL International Association TESOL academy, held on June 21-22, 2013 in Baltimore, MD. The primary target is K-12 teachers and administrators, but the workshop will also be applicable to higher education. This interactive workshop focuses on three major themes of ELL advocacy, (1) the research-based need for ELL advocacy, (2) how teacher preparation programs are working to develop teachers' ELL advocacy skills, and (3) how actual ESOL/bilingual teachers are advocating in their classrooms. Practical examples of how to advocate for ELLs at the classroom, school, and district level will be shared. For more information about the workshop, including registration information, please visit click here.
Prof. Heather Linville was a panelist for the Plenary Advocacy Panel at the WATESOL Conference (October, 2012) and will be on an invited panel, "Advocating for ELLs in and Beyond the Classroom," at the TESOL International Convention (Dallas, TX; March, 2013)
Two of our faculty members led workshops at the Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants Conference in Washington, D.C. (December, 2012): Dr. Polina Vinogradova led the workshop "Engaging and Empowering English Language Learners though Digital Stories" and Dr. Robin Barr led "Using Psycholinguistics to Teach Pronunciation."
Lori Greenwood (MA TESOL 2011) has been accepted to the MA Program in Education Policy and Management at Harvard University. This will be her second MA. Congratulations Lori!
Ingrid Rodrick Beiler (MA TESOL 2010) has begun teaching college students and adults and coordinating the English program at Bethlehen Bible College in Bethlehem, Palestine.
Molly Exten (MA TESOL 2012) will present her paper "Russian Heritage Language Beliefs from the Perspective of a Mother and Daughter" at the American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Conference (Dallas, TX; March, 2013)
Bill Lalli (MA TESOL 2005) has accepted an invitation to serve as an English teaching volunteer in the Peace Corps/Philippines program, starting in July.
AU TESOL Spring 2013 Newsletter
Read our latest program updates, catch up with our featured alumni and faculty members, and learn about upcoming events!
AU TESOL Fall 2012 Newsletter
Read about new students in the program, see what recent graduates are up to, and check out our student spotlight!
In the Teachers' Corner with AU TESOL
Click here to read an interview with a recent alumna of the AU TESOL Certificate Program currently working as a volunteer ESL teacher at Language ETC.