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    • Professor of Language and Education
      TESOL and AL Programs Coordinator
      Office Location: Zankel 317
      Office Hours: Spring 2014: Tuesday, 10:30-11:30; Wednesday, 4:30-6:30 Book online: http://tesolal.simplybook.me/sheduler/manage/event/2/unit/2/
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      Bio: Professor ZhaoHong Han (Ph.D., University of London) teaches in the TESOL and Applied Linguistics Programs of the Department of Arts and Humanities at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research interests are in second language learnability and the interface of second language acquisition and second language teaching. Her work has appeared in a variety of journals and books in applied linguistics and second language education. She is the recipient of the 2003 International TESOL Heinle and Heinle Distinguished Research Award, and a multi-time recipient of the Teachers College, Columbia University Outstanding Teacher Award. She has lived and taught in China, Italy, Norway, United Kingdom (Scotland, England), Japan, and Spain. In addition, Dr Han co-directs the Certificate Program in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (TCSOL) at Teachers College, Columbia University.

    Faculty


    • Associate Professor of TESOL and Applied Linguistics
      Office Location: Zankel 313
      Office Hours: Spring 2014: Monday, 2-5; Wednesday, 4-5
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      Bio: Dr. de Oliveira’s research focuses on issues related to teaching English language learners (ELLs) at the K-12 level, including the role of language in learning the content areas and teacher preparation for ELLs. Her work has appeared in Teachers College Record, Journal of Teacher Education, Journal of English for Specific Purposes, English Education, Multicultural Education, The History Teacher, and other books and journals.

    • Associate Professor of Language and Education
      Office Location: Zankel 319A
      Office Hours: Spring 2014: Tuesday, 4-6; Wednesday, 4:15-4:45 & 7:00-7:30PM
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      Bio: Dr. James E. Purpura is Associate Professor of Linguistics and Education and Director of the TESOL and Applied Linguistics Programs at Teachers College, Columbia University in New York City. He teaches courses primarily in second language assessment and research methods. He has articles on language assessment in refereed journals and chapters in edited volumes. In addition to co-authoring EFL textbooks (On Target and In Charge), he published Strategy use and second language test performance (CUP) and Assessing grammar (CUP). His research interests include the assessment of grammar and pragmatics, learning-oriented assessment in classrooms, and second language test validation. Jim is the primary investigator behind the development and validation of the Oxford Online Placement Exam. He is currently an expert member of EALTA, serves as the Past President of ILTA (the International Language Testing Association), is a member of the TOEFL Committee of Examiners, and serves as expert consultant for the Defense Language Testing Advisory Board in Washington, D.C.

    • Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics & TESOL
      Office Location: Zankel 316C
      Office Hours: Spring 2014: Wednesday, 1:30-2:30 & 4-5; Thursday, 1:45-2:45
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      Bio: I spend hours listening to, watching, transcribing, and analyzing audio/video recordings of people talking to each other. As a discourse analyst, my goal is to accurately describe language use in both ordinary conversations and institutional settings. In doing such micro-analytic work, I begin to get answers to questions such as �How is advice giving and receiving done?� or �How does teacher talk promote or hinder learning opportunities?� I created LANSI (Language and Social Interaction Working Group) in part to develop an apprenticeship model where graduate students work alongside practicing analysts in noticing details and making observations about social interaction. I am on the editorial board of Classroom Discourse.

    Lecturers


    • Lecturer
      in Linguistics and Language Education
      Office Location: Zankel 316A
      Office Hours: Spring 2014: Monday, 2:45-3:45; Tuesday, 11-1
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      Bio: Carolin Fuchs received a Ph.D. in English Studies from the Justus-Liebig Universität Gießen, Germany, and her doctoral thesis on computer-mediated negotiation in language teacher education was published by Peter Lang. She also holds an MA TESOL and a Certificate in TFL German from the Monterey Institute of International Studies, California. Prior to joining TC, she conducted research and taught at UC Berkeley, Penn State University, University of Phoenix, and the Monterey Institute. Her research interests include technology-based language teaching, multiliteracy skills, language play, sociocultural theory, learner corpora, electronic portfolios, and she has conducted Internet-mediated projects with institutions in China, Cypress, England, Germany, Poland, Taiwan, and South Africa.

    • Lecturer
      in Linguistics and Language Education
      Office Location: Zankel 315
      Office Hours: Spring 2014: Tuesday, 7-9; Wednesday, 4-5
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      Bio: Dr. Kirby Grabowski earned an MA in TESOL and an Ed.D. in Applied Linguistics from Teachers College, Columbia University. She currently teaches Second Language Assessment, Generalizability Theory and Second Language Assessment Research, Performance Assessment, Research Methods, Pedagogical English Grammar, and several teaching practica. Her research interests include pragmatics assessment, using discourse analysis to support language test validation, and language program evaluation. Dr. Grabowski was the 2011 Jacqueline Ross TOEFL Dissertation Award recipient. She is also member of the Editorial Board of Language Assessment Quarterly and was elected to the ILTA Nominating Committee in 2012.

    • Lecturer
      Office Location: Macy 354
      Office Hours: Spring 2014: Tuesday, 3-4:30; Wednesday 4-5:30
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    • Lecturer
      in Linguistics and Language Education
      Office Location: Horace Mann 329C
      Office Hours: Spring 2014: Monday, 2-4; Wednesday, 7:30-8:30
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      Bio: Professor Vivian Lindhardsen (Ph.D. Copenhagen Business School, MA Copenhagen University) teaches in the TESOL and Applied Linguistics programs of Arts and Humanities at Teachers College, Columbia University. She has lived and taught in Denmark, the UK, and the US. Her research interests are ESL/EFL writing instruction and ESL/EFL testing and assessment, including raters� decision making behaviors. She has published articles and textbooks in the areas of writing, testing, and foreign language pedagogy.

    • Lecturer
      in Linguistics and Language Education
      Office Location: Zankel 316E
      Office Hours: Spring 2014: Monday, 2:30-4:30; Tuesday, 2:30-4:30
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      Bio: Howard Williams' background is in theoretical linguistics and in TESOL. He received his Ph.D. from UCLA in Applied Linguistics in 1996. His major research interests are in linguistic theory and its applications to discourse analysis and to language teaching. He is currently researching reported discourse within the framework of current pragmatic theory. He has recently been involved in a project to reintroduce the formal study of grammar in a secondary-school curriculum in a NYC public school.

    Adjuncts


    • Adjunct Associate Professor of Social Studies
      Office Location: Macy 355
      Office Hours: Spring 2014: Thursday, 3-5
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    Instructors


    • Office Location: Zankel 316
      Office Hours: Spring 2013: Thursdays, when class is meeting, office hours are 3:30-6:30 in Zankel 311; when class is not meeting, 7:20-9:00 in Thompson 227.
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    • Office Location: Horace Mann 46E (CEP Office)
      Office Hours: Spring 2014: Wednesday, 3-5; Thursday 5-6
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    • Office Location: Macy 355
      Office Hours: Spring 2014: Wednesday, 3:45-5; Thursday, 11:30-1:00
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    • Office Location: Macy 355
      Office Hours: Spring 2014: Thursday, 4-7
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    • Office Location: Macy 355
      Office Hours: Spring 2014: Wednesday, 1-3
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    • Lecturer
      Office Location: Macy 355
      Office Hours: Spring 2014: Monday, 10-1
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    • Lecturer
      Office Location: Macy 355
      Office Hours: Spring 2014: Monday, 2-5
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