12
NOV
2008

Making Connections

Congratulations to authors Jo McEntire and Jessica Williams on the publication of Making Connections Intermediate: A Strategic Approach to Academic Reading. This terrific intermediate level reading book has just been published by Cambridge University Press, and the whole...
08
OCT
2008

Non-verbal communication in the presidential debates

Researchers have long believed that individuals communicate as much or more through non-verbal communication as they do through the actual words that they use. Edward Hall and Erving Goffman have suggested that facial expressions, gestures, body language, and tone of voice can be...
09
SEP
2008

Gender differences

We know that gender roles have changed over time and that, to some extent gender roles vary from one culture to another. Yet we usually think that as a culture becomes more “modern” the differences between genders become smaller. But some new studies, summarized in this New York...
25
AUG
2008

New leaders for TESOL

After careful deliberation, the 2008-2009 TESOL Nominating Committee (pictured at left) has put together the slate for elections for upcoming positions on the Board of Directors and the 2009-2010 Nominating Committee. View the slate and read the candidates’ biographies and...
01
MAY
2008

Exploring college slang

On Saturday, May 3rd, 2008, I’ll be at the Northern New England TESOL conference to give a talk about the Middlebury Slang Project. In January of 2008, students in a course I was teaching at Middlebury College collected slang from their fellow students. They then wrote...
04
APR
2008

TESOL: Call for leaders

Are you an active member of TESOL? Want to do more for the association? The 2008 Nominating Committee is accepting applications from members of TESOL who wish to run for positions on the Board of Directors as President-Elect or as Directors (4 positions.) We are also looking for...
24
MAR
2008

See you at TESOL?

I’m looking forward to the TESOL conference in New York April 2-5th, 2008. It’s always a great time to reconnect with old friends, meet new friends, and get caught up on the latest happenings in the field. If you’ll be there, feel free to join me for the...
15
MAR
2008

Request for proposals

The deadline for the RFP below has now passed. I’m presently engaged in a consulting project for a large group of for-profit universities called Laureate Education, Inc. This organization is based in Baltimore and comprises a network of about 25 universities in 15 countries...
24
FEB
2008

Laureate job posting

The job posted below has now been filled. I’m currently doing some consulting for a large group of non-profit universities called Laureate Education, Inc. Laureate owns about 25 universities in about 15 countries through their University Network. They are looking for a...