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Week 3

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Week 3: Jan. 27-Feb. 1: Collaboration between NEST and NNEST

Invited Speaker: Liz England

Moderator: Iona Sarieva


Link to the recordinghttps://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/jwsdetect/nativeplayback.jnlp?sid=75&psid=2015-01-31.0722.M.7AE801FFB697DA460D4BF25AA8C21B.vcr 


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Meet Liz England (video introduction

Liz England is Professor, ESL and TESOL, Shenandoah University, Winchester, Virginia, United States. As a teacher educator and English language teacher, she has worked in universities (United States, Egypt, Hong Kong and Indonesia) and on short-term consultancies (sponsored by TESOL affiliates, ministries, United States Department of State English Language Programs, Fulbright, universities and schools) with native and non-native English-speaking teachers in over 40 countries worldwide. Her publications span a wide range of topics related to professional development for English teachers, including a recent edited volume with Routledge 2012, entitled Online Language Teacher Education: TESOL Perspectives. In addition, she is coeditor on Handbook for Arabic Language Teaching Professionals in the 21st Century, (Erlbaum, 2006), now in its second edition.


Main Topics: 

    • Working together: challenges and opportunities of collaborative teaching, teacher training, and research.
    • Strategies for collaborative teaching, effective communication, and conflict management



Setting the stage:

    • Objectives of the week - The participants will:
      • Explore and evaluate models for collaboration: from teaching to research, teacher training, and administration. 
      • Share personal experiences in the context of collaborative work.
      • Identify and discuss effective collaborative strategies related to their work as teachers, teacher-trainers, program administrators  
    • Readings
      • Kamhi-Stein, L. D. (2013). Non-Native English-Speaking Teachers in the Profession."

In Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language, Fourth Edition, Eds. M. Celce-Murcia, D. M. Brinton and Marguerite Ann Snow, 586-600. NNES_In_Profession_KamhiStein.pdf 

Key Questions addressed in the chapter:

*How should the terms native speaker and non-native speaker be defined?

*How has the World Englishes movement contributed to the role and status of non-native English-speaking professionals?

*What are some strategies that non-native English teachers-in-preparation and their teacher educators may use to enhance the professional development of non-native English-speaking professionals?


Abstract: This paper investigates if and how job advertisements for English language teachers discriminate against candidates with particular backgrounds. Based on an analysis of 77 advertisements (42 from East Asia and 35 from the Middle East), the paper identifies seven factors that are included as key requirements in these advertisements. A number of these factors, such as age, gender, nationality, nativeness and race, are ―biographical‖ in nature and may be used to discriminate against particular populations of candidates. While discriminatory issues were observed in advertisements from both East Asia and from the Middle East, there were some differences between the two regions. The findings of this study suggest that the discriminatory practices that the field has been trying to eliminate are still visible and that more work needs to be carried out to make TESOL an equitable profession.



Synchronous online session – Presenter – Liz England, moderator – Iona Sarieva.

When? - date and time - 01/31/15, 3:00pm (GMT)

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Where? - Webheads - Blackboard Elluminate:FrontPage (or: http://nnestevo2015.pbworks.com/w/page/89289992/Elluminate%20Blackboard)

Link to the synchrnous presentation recordinghttps://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/jwsdetect/nativeplayback.jnlp?sid=75&psid=2015-01-31.0722.M.7AE801FFB697DA460D4BF25AA8C21B.vcr.


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Dear friends,

Please post before February 1, feel free to continue the discussion until the end of the workshop - February 15.


Below are the key questions you should address in your discussion with the other workshop participants this week:

In your discussion post, please reflect on how the new information and ideas shared this week can be applied in teaching, professional development, research, and/or teacher pre-service education?

Address one or more of the following topics:

(1)   What might be a good topic for a workshop aiming to prepare NESTs and NNESTs for the challenges of co-teaching (please provide also a brief outline)?

(2)   What strategies can you suggest to facilitate NESTs and NNESTs collaboration- you can address teaching, teacher training, program administration, and research? In your opinion, how these strategies can support the collaboration?

(3)   You may share successful practices for conflict management and communication as well.

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