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Ari Sherris

Professional Background

Educational Background

B.A.      Humanities, Shimer College, Chicago Illinois, USA
M.A.     Applied Linguistics/TESOL, University of Surrey, Guildford, UK
Ph.D.    Second Language Learning, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, USA

Scholarly Interests

Language Revitalization
Ecolinguistic Literacy and Language Development
Academic Language Development
Discourse, Cohesion, and Stylistics
Multilingual Literacy and Language Practices

Selected Publications


Sherris A. (2011a). Teddy the T-Rex, Interaction, and spontaneous second language formative assessment and treatment. Classroom Discourse, 2(1), pp. 58-70.


Sherris, A. (2011b). [Review of the monograph Language as a local practice by   A. Pennycook.] Language Policy.


Sherris, A. (2011c). [Review of the anthology Negotiating language policies in schools: Educators as policy makers, edited by K. Menken & O. Garcia.] Journal of Language and Education.


Sherris, A. (2010a). Leadership et formation mutuelle parmi les enseignants: le cas du Ghana. In M. Chatry-Komarek (Coordonné), Professionnaliser les enseignants de multilingues en Afrique (111-131). Paris: L’Harmattan.


Sherris, A. (2010b). Coaching language teachers. CAL Digest. Washington, DC: Center for Applied Linguistics.


Sherris, A. (2009a). Review of Complex Systems and Applied LinguisticsbyDiane Larsen-Freeman and Lynne Cameron, Teachers College, Columbia University, Working Papers in TESOL & Applied Linguistics, Vol. 9, No. 2.


Sherris. A. (2009b). Disturbing the future: Curriculum change in a kibbutz school. In K. Graves and L. Lopriore (Eds.), Developing a new curriculum for school-age learners (pp. 89-106). Alexandria, VA: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.


Sherris, A. (2008). Integrated content and language instruction, CAL Digest Washington, DC: Center for Applied Linguistics.


Sherris, A., Bauder, T., & Hillyard, L. (2007). An insider's guide to SIOP coaching. Washington, DC: Center for Applied Linguistics.


Sherris, A., et al. (2005). Bridges to English: A complementary educational program for Ghana. Accra, Ghana: United States Agency for International Development and Educational Quality for All.


Sherris, A. (2003). Reviewof The power of tests: A critical perspective on the uses of language tests by Elana Shohamy. TESOL Quarterly, Vol. 37, No. 1.


Sherris, A. (2002). Principles and Standards for Learning English in Israeli Schools.  NYS TESOL Idiom, Vol. 32, No. 3.




Burns, M. S., & Sherris, A. (accepted for publication). Encylopedia entry on Catherine Snow. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics, Oxford, UK: Blackwell.

Rosekrans, K., Sherris, A., & Chatry-Komarek, M. (accepted for publication). Education reform for the expansion of mother-tongue education in Ghana. International Review of Education.

Sherris, A. (accepted for publication in a 2013 Special Issue of Intercultural Education). Re-envisioning the Ghanaian ecolinguistic landscape: Local illustration, literacy instruction, and local languages.

Sherris, A., Pete, T., Thompson, L., Haynes, E. (Summer, 2013). Task-based language teaching practices that support Salish language revitalization. In M. C. Jones and S. Ogilvie Keeping languages alive: Documentation, Pedagogy, and Revitalization. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.


Documents & Papers

Disturbing the future: Curriculum change in a kibbutz school

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Centers and Projects

2011 TC Faculty