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Maria Paredes Fernandez, a lecture at Penn's Department of Romance Languages as well as a lecturer the ELP, was named the 2016 Teacher of the Year at the college level by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese. We are proud to have such excellent instructors such as Ms... more
ELT Best Practices: Intensive English Programs in the USA Posted on 2 May 2016 by Sherry Blok. Originally posted on http://blog.tesol.org/elt-best-practices-intensive-english-programs-in-... more
This May, ELP Lecturer Ellen Gilberti was the plenary speaker at The National Executive Committee Meeting of TESOL Italy. She spoke on the topic of “Teaching Authentic Language.” The presentation was an offshoot of a two hour seminar she presented at TESOL Italy one week later in which she... more
Ms. Nichols in judges' seat
From July 6 – July 11, Ms. Amy Nichols was honored to be a representative of the University of Pennsylvania on China Central Television's (CCTV) 2016 Star of Outlook English Language Competition. Along with four other judges, Ms. Nichols spent two to three days in preparation meetings and then two... more
Ms. Nichols presenting at Penn Wharton China Center
On July 12th, the Penn Wharton China Center kindly hosted Ms. Amy Nichol's talk entitled, “Changing Roles: Cross-Cultural Perceptions of Credibility and Confidence.” The audience represented a wide variety of individuals from retired executives to seniors... more
Congratulations to Jeri Ahern, Elizabeth Gillstrom, Sarah Grosik, Amanda Kniepkamp, Karen Liebner, Eve Litt, Ian Nichols, and Alyssa Swanson who were accepted to present at the TESOL Conference 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland. Jeri Ahern and Eve Litt Creating Buy-in:... more
In February 2016, ELP Lecturer Maria Paredes Fernandez presented in the Northeast Conference on the Teaching in Foreign Languages (NECTFL) in NYC on Engaging Projects in Developing Cultural Competency using Project-Based Language Learning. She also presented on Project-Based Language Learning for a... more
ELP Lecturer Carlo Cinaglia presented at West Chester University's Sixth TESOL, Applied Linguistics and Foreign Languages Conference in April 2016. His study, "Supporting Novice Teachers through Mentoring and Peer Coaching" seeks to understand the experiences of TESOL M.S.Ed. students who... more
This April, ELP Lecturer Steve Kopec will conduct a presentation entitled "'Canvas-ing' Rough Drafts: Utilizing Multimedia and Canvas to Guide Students through the Writing Process" as part of the Penn "Language without Borders: Technology Principles and Practices for Language Educators" workshop... more
Congratulations to ELP Lecturers Jeri Ahern and Karen Murray on their accepted to present at the TESOL Conference in Qatar in January 2016. Their presentation will be on “Adapting Presentation Styles to Meet Cultural Norms.” In this session, they explore presentation skills pedagogy and examine how... more