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Key Personnel

List of Faculty/Trainers:

Donna Brinton
Donna Brinton currently serves as senior lecturer in the University of Southern California’s Rossier School of Education. Prior to that, she served as professor of TESOL at Soka University and at UCLA as lecturer in applied linguistics and associate director of UCLA’s Center for World Languages. She has taught a wide spectrum of applied linguistics and English as a second language classes, and has also trained and supervised teaching assistants. Donna is the co-author and co-editor of numerous professional texts, including Content-Based Second Language Instruction (University of Michigan), The Content-Based Classroom (Longman), Teaching Pronunciation (Cambridge), New Ways in Content-Based Instruction (TESOL), New Ways in ESP (TESOL), Heritage Language Acquisition: A New Field Emerging (Routledge, Taylor, & Francis), and The Linguistic Structure of Modern English (John Benjamins). She has also co-authored several commercial English language textbooks and numerous journal and book articles. From 1994-2002, she served as co-editor of The CATESOL Journal. Donna has done short-term international teacher training in Asia, Central Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and The Americas. Her fields of expertise are materials/curriculum development, program evaluation, general TESOL methodology, teaching pronunciation, content-based instruction, and English for Specific Purposes. She is currently working (with Marianne Celce-Murcia and Marguerite Ann Snow) on the 4th edition of Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language (Heinle Cengage).

Pamela Shea
Pamela Shea works at Hampshire College as the director of World Language Enrichment and Acquisition. She holds a B.A. from The State University of New York in Spanish language and literature, a M.A. in TESOL from the School for International Training's Graduate Institute, and is currently working towards her doctorate in education at the University of Massachusetts. She is a licensed TESOL Certificate teacher trainer from the School for International Training’s Graduate Institute, and has extensive experience living and working abroad. She taught English composition in Yonsei University's English Department in Seoul, Korea for a number of years and worked in Uzbekistan and Bolivia as a Senior English Language Fellow on a grant offered through the U.S. Department of State. In Bolivia, she established the first official teacher training center in a Bi-National Center, and upgraded the English programs in such centers. Her fellowship was extended beyond the usual one-year limit so that she could work on a national level. She is fluent in Spanish and proficient in Korean. Her teaching and research interests currently include training of trainers, and Teacher/Student-friendly (LMS) Learning Management Systems.

Teaching Assistant
Stephanie Brown is a third year student at Hampshire College. Her Division II is entitled Early Childhood Education Licensure: Access to Literacy, Language, and Nutrition. She participated in the fall 2011 and spring 2012 TESOL course at Hampshire College, and received her TESOL certification. Steph will be helping to shape the summer course with her insight and experience in the course. She has experience teaching and working with young children, and worked as a preschool teacher for the summer. She has been working to help make TESOL a regularly offered course at Hampshire College. Her work in this summer course will help her Division III, which will focus on the role of TESOL in public school classrooms as a way to create culturally inclusive classrooms, and a more equal public education experience.

Faculty Advisory Committee
Kay Johnson
Polina Barskova
Carollee Bengelsdorf


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