February 2020 Announcements

TESOL faculty and students will be presenting at the ITBE 45th Annual Convention, Friday, Feb. 28 and Saturday, Feb. 29, at the Sheraton Lisle Naperville Hotel.

Friday, Feb. 28

Andrew Wykretowicz: “Effective methods in managing large adult ESL classes” 

Regina Ramos and Jacqueline "Jackie" Santiago-Vicente: “The Edu-tainment Revolution: A New Perspective on Language Teaching”

Erika Husby and Silvia Chavez: "English as Mutual Aid: Anticapitalist Curriculum Writing"

Saturday, Feb. 29

Gary Brichetto: “Vocal Technique for Pronunciation and Accent Reduction” 

Ulugbek Nurmukhamedov and Randall Sadler (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign): “New Ways in Teaching with Games” 

Julie Kalsow: “Exploring the Rise of Teacher Education in Integrating Technology: A Perspective Abroad”

Jacqueline Rasmussen and Ulugbek Nurmukhamedov: “Second/Foreign Language Teachers’ Perceptions and Implementations of Podcasts”

Faculty Awards

Dr. Senyung Lee was awarded the 2020 Jacqueline Ross TOEFL Dissertation Award for her doctoral dissertation "Examining the underlying constructs of L2 lexical collocation knowledge." 

Alumni speaking about NEIU TESL

From Peter Swayze [pjacobswayze@yahoo.com]


I don't think I ever properly thanked you and Jeanine and William for our excellent instruction. NEIU TESL is a hidden gem, and I am a much better teacher for it. I hope all is well.