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Graduate Certificate Program Coordinator
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-5876
Teacher Training, Adult ESL, Intensive English Language Programs
Courses Taught
TESL 410 Techniques of Teaching English as a Second Language
Research Interests
TESOL Teacher Training, diversity and social justice issues in TESOL

 M.A. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, School for International Training (SIT), Brattleboro, VT

B.A. English, Carleton College, Northfield, MN


Dana Horstein holds an M.A. in Teaching and a teacher trainer certificate from the School for International Training.  She has taught English for more than 12 years in both the U.S. and Mexico and has worked with adult immigrants, as well as with university and high school students.  Upon returning to the U.S. from Mexico in 2014, she began to focus on diversity and social justice issues in TESOL.  Her concern for these issues led her to co-found the new TESOL Diversity Collaborative, which was approved to be a Forum at the 2016 TESOL International Convention.

Additional Information

Conference Presentations

English Only: Problematizing Teaching English in a Globalized World, National Teachers Conference, Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, July 2015

Diversity in TESOL: Where Is It?, Illinois TESOL Annual State Conference, Naperville, Illinois, February 2015  (co-presented with Jeanine Ntihirageza) 

Providing Meaningful Professional Development: Moving Beyond the Mandate, Illinois TESOL Fall Workshop, Chicago, Illinois, October 2014

Teaching Reflection Revisited: Practices from a Peer Mentoring Group, MEXTESOL National Convention, Queretaro, Mexico, November 2013  

Seeing Student Progress, Professional Development Week, Universidad Tecnológica de la Mixteca, Mexico, Feb. 2012 

The Classroom as a Laboratory: Using the Experiential Learning Cycle as a  Teacher Reflection Tool, Professional Development Week, Universidad Tecnológica de la Mixteca, Mexico, September 2011

Not Just Words: Using Multi-visuals to Teach Writing, 2nd Annual Meeting for Language Teachers in the State of Oaxaca, Universidad Tecnológica de la Mixteca,Mexico, August 2011

English Comes Alive: Using Drama to Inspire Language Learning, Illinois TESOL Annual State Conference, Naperville, Illinois, February 2010

Up-Close and Personal: Student Stories as Language Material, Northern Region Adult Education Conference, Bloomingdale, IL, December 2009

Illinois TESOL Annual State Conference, Naperville, Illinois, February 2009

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Chicago, IL 60625
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Office Hours
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