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TESOL Key Personnel

List of Faculty/Trainers:

Donna Brinton
Donna M. Brinton is a private educational consultant. In the past, she has served as senior lecturer in the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California (USC), where she designed and taught online classes in USC's MAT-TESOL program. Prior to that, she served as professor of TESOL at Soka University of America and as lecturer in applied linguistics and associate director of the Center for World Languages at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She has taught a wide spectrum of applied linguistics and English as a second language classes. 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), The Structure of Modern English (John Benjamins), and the 4th edition of Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language (Heinle Cengage/National Geographic). She has also co-authored several commercial English language textbooks and numerous journal and book articles. 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, English for specific purposes, and the use of instructional technology in language teaching. She is currently working on the 2nd edition of The Content-Based Classroom (with Marguerite Ann Snow). Donna is a native of California and lives in the Hollywood Hills. She is serving as the course designer and instructor.

Teaching Assistant
Stephanie N. Brown is finishing her MAT in TESOL at the SIT Graduate Institute. She graduated from Hampshire College in May 2014. Her Division III was entitled "Teaching as Learners & Learning as Teachers: A Collection of Professional Development Workshops for The Field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)." She participated in the 2011-2012 Hampshire College TESOL certificate course. She has been working for the Hampshire TESOL program since 2013. Stephanie is a Board Member and the Publisher’s Liaison for the Northern New England TESOL Association (NNETESOL). She is a member of the TESOL International Association and the Massachusetts Educators of English Language Learners Association (MATSOL). She has given TESOL professional development workshops in the U.S. and abroad. 

Faculty Advisory Committee
Kay Johnson
Polina Barskova
Carollee Bengelsdorf


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