Farah S. Akbar has been a Teaching Fellow at the CLP since Fall 2011. She has taught EFL in Pakistan for 4 years and ESL in the U.S. for 5 years. In addition to teaching at the CLP, she teaches Introduction to Second Language Acquisition in the TESOL/AL Programs at Teachers College and has served as a peer-coach at the TESOL Summer Certificate Program.
She has also taught at the M.A. Program in the City University of New York (CUNY). Her research interests include computer-mediated communication (CMC) in second language acquisition, especially error correction via CMC, and technology-assisted language teaching and learning. Farah is currently pursuing her doctorate in Applied Linguistics at Teachers College.
Nancy Boblett has taught ESL/EFL and Spanish
for over 35 years in the U.S. and Spain, including General and Business
English at ESADE, Spain's foremost Graduate School of Business.
terms of teacher training, she has taught Classroom Practices and the
Integrated Skills Practicum in both the TESOL M.A. program at TC and the
TESOL Summer Certificate Program. Nancy's research interests include
teacher education and classroom discourse. She is currently pursuing her
Doctorate in Applied Linguistics at Teachers College.
Saerhim Oh is currently pursuing her Ed.D. in Applied Linguistics at Teachers College (TC), Columbia University with a focus on language assessment. She has taught Second Language Assessment at the TESOL Certificate Program at TC and has worked as a teaching assistant for the Second Language Assessment course offered by the Program of Applied Linguistics and TESOL at TC.
She develops test items for the Oxford Online Placement Test, and she is currently working as a Doctoral Research Fellow for the Educational Testing Service (ETS). She has taught English as Second Language (ESL) for the English Language Institute, University of Hawaii at Manoa, and the Language Education Institute, Seoul National University. She currently teaches ESL in the Intensive English program at the American Language Program of Columbia University.
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.
Elizabeth Reddington is a doctoral student in Applied Linguistics at Teachers College, Columbia University, where she also earned her M.A.
She has taught English language learners at the community college level in the U.S. and the university level in Poland, as well as teachers-in-training through the Teachers College TESOL Certificate Program. A former Fulbright fellow, her research interests include classroom discourse and L2 writing.
Nadja Tadic was the Interim Academic Coordinator during Summer 2014 and has been a CLP Fellow since Fall 2013. She has taught English in foreign and second language contexts for five years. She has worked as an academic writing, advisor, TOEFL prep instructor and English integrated skills teacher. Her research interests lie in classroom interaction and encouraging student autonomy and participation. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate in Applied Linguistics at Teachers College.
Barbara Sian Morgan has been a CLP Fellow since Fall 2013. She has extensive teaching experience and has worked as a French teacher in Coventry (UK), and later as an English lecturer in Italy at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. She is also a certified speaking and writing examiner for Cambridge ESOL and British Council IELTS. Sian's main research interests include second language writing, discourse analysis, learner corpora and performance assessment. She is currently pursuing her Doctorate at Teachers College.
Michelle Stabler-Havener is a one of our new CLP Fellows. She taught ESL in the Los Angeles area, EFL in China, and has conducted teacher trainings in the U.S., India, China, Thailand, Nepal, and Bangladesh. She taught Second Language Assessment for Azusa Pacific University's MA TESOL program and was a Senior English Language Fellow for the U.S. Department of State. Michelle has published on classroom management and on assessment. Her professional interests include second language assessment, teacher training, and materials development. She is currently pursuing her doctorate at Teachers College.
is a one of our new CLP Fellows. She has a B.A. in Linguistics and Spanish and a M.A. in Applied Linguistics from UCLA. She has taught ESL in the Los Angeles area, and has taught EFL in China, South Korea and Thailand. Her professional interests include second language acquisition, vocabulary learning, and heritage language education. She is currently pursuing her doctorate at Teachers College.