March 31, 2022

Colloquia Special Series on TESL Pedagogy

This series of presentations regarding teaching english as an additional language, will occur on Thursdays at 12:30 - 2pm Pacific Daylight Savings Time, via zoom.  

Please join us for the third in this special series of talks for a presentation by Dr. Ben Naismith. Register here to be emailed the Zoom meeting info for Dr. Ben Naismith's talk on April 7.

Title: Teaching philosophy from a career in TESOL and Applied Linguistics

Abstract: An educator’s teaching philosophy is not a fixed and static doctrine, but rather a continually evolving outlook on how to best support student learning. In this talk, I will articulate my personal teaching philosophy as it stands today, formed over the past 20 years through my teaching, research, and life experiences in the fields of TESOL and Applied Linguistics. Key characteristics of this philosophy will be illustrated with examples of materials and tasks, and links between my teaching and research will be highlighted. Finally, I will consider how this philosophy and my expertise might align with the department’s current course offerings and research foci. Any and all questions are of course welcome.

The 3 talks in this series:

  • March 24  Dr. Claudia Wong
  • March 31  Dr. Shahin Nematizadeh
  • April 7  Dr. Ben Naismith  

Please plan to attend.  Further details.