TESOL Presentation for 2007

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Published on January 10, 2008

Author: Stentore

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English Language Specialist Program U.S. Department of State:  English Language Specialist Program U.S. Department of State Julia Walters – Office of English Language Programs, Washington DC Kay Westerfield - University of Oregon Michael Krauss – Lewis & Clark College Michael Rudder – Regional English Language Officer (RELO), U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia Definition :  Definition U.S. academics in ELT and/or Applied Linguistics to support U.S. Embassy-initiated programs worldwide Average of 85 2-wk Programs annually http://englishprograms.state.gov Projects Include::  Projects Include: Assessment Curriculum Development - Institutional and National Workshops and Conferences English for Young Learners ESP / CBI Materials Writing & Revision Program Evaluation Teacher Training Technology and ELT Grantees receive: :  Grantees receive: Honorarium of $200 a day Int’l Airfare & Visa Food and Lodging Miscellaneous $100 Reporting $100 Materials Allowance $150 Health Insurance Process:  Process U.S. Embassies invite specialists Requests Submitted to WDC in July/Aug 2007 for Oct ‘07 – Sept. ’08 Specialists are selected at U.S. embassies or in WDC year around Be a Specialist::  Be a Specialist: Review Past Programs http://englishprograms.state.gov Send resume and cover letter highlighting your expertise to [email protected] Write an article for English Teaching Forum Invite a Specialist::  Invite a Specialist: Contact the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in your country http://usembassy.state.gov/ Review Past Programs http://englishprograms.state.gov Benefits and Useful Tips:  Benefits and Useful Tips Kay Westerfield University of Oregon Professional Development: Learning from colleagues around the world:  Professional Development: Learning from colleagues around the world ESP workshop participants in Dakar,Senegal Professional Development: Collaborating with Other Specialists:  Professional Development: Collaborating with Other Specialists “Shaping the Way We Teach English” Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Other Benefits for the Specialist:  Other Benefits for the Specialist Expanding your professional network Making new friends International travel Delicious food Benefits for the Specialist’s Institution:  Benefits for the Specialist’s Institution Professional development for faculty International and national visibility Opportunities to build relationships for future partnerships / exchanges Sample Benefits for Host Institutions:  Sample Benefits for Host Institutions Specialists that target specific language teaching needs Excellent materials for teachers or teacher trainers: “Shaping the Way We Teach English” multimedia teacher-training materials Arabic/English MiniMax series for business communication skills Opportunities to build networks for future partnerships and exchanges Helpful Tips for Specialists:  Helpful Tips for Specialists Be flexible. Become familiar with the local culture in advance. Tailor your sessions to the needs of the host institutions. Take a carry-on with materials and professional clothing -- just in case… Enjoy! Michael Krauss:  Michael Krauss Academic English Studies Lewis & Clark College Portland, Oregon, USA [email protected] http://www.lclark.edu/~krauss/ Specialist Trip 2004 - Russian Federation:  Specialist Trip 2004 - Russian Federation Moscow Orientation and Sightseeing Irkutsk Summer Institute Vladivostok FEELTA Conference Specialist Trip 2005 Tegucigalpa, Honduras:  Specialist Trip 2005 Tegucigalpa, Honduras Workshops & consultations with three university faculties Constructivism Discourse Analysis Computer Integration Plenary and workshops delivered at Honduran National Conference for Teachers of English Specialist Trip 2005 - Russian Federation:  Specialist Trip 2005 - Russian Federation Moscow Orientation and Sightseeing Petrozavodsk Summer Institute St. Petersburg ESPAcE Workshop English Language Specialist Benefits:  English Language Specialist Benefits Travel and contribute to host community Form new professional relationships Host country colleagues Other EL Specialists Motivates professional development Gain new cultural insights Provide a positive image of the U.S. Excellent D.O.S. support English Language Specialist Challenges:  English Language Specialist Challenges Analyzing/meeting host country needs Getting “ducks in a row” Jet lag/sleep issues Pacing to avoid burnout and to stay healthy Adjusting to available technology Accommodating cultural expectations (the vodka toast dilemma) Re-entry/playing catch-up IT IS WORTH IT ! U.S. Embassy Perspective:  U.S. Embassy Perspective Dr. Michael Rudder U.S. Department of State Regional English Language Officer (RELO) Jakarta, Indonesia USG Interest in Program:  USG Interest in Program Support ELT programs as part of U.S. Embassy Mission goals Fulfill client requests/needs in ELT Quality cost-effective training/programming Creation of Program at U.S. Embassy :  Creation of Program at U.S. Embassy Request by host institution to RELO or Public Affairs Section Contact Specialist for availability Set up program Send online request to WDC Office Requisites for Successful Program:  Requisites for Successful Program Match needs of hosts to expertise of specialist Pre-arrival communication between hosts and specialist Follow-up with post Departure consulting Extension of RELO Work :  Extension of RELO Work Support ELT programs in the region Fill knowledge and information gaps Mutual understanding between U.S. and host countries

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