Rachel Moran, English Language Fellow, has taught ESL/EFL for 26 years. She received an M.A. in TESOL from San Francisco State University and a B.A. in British Studies from Richmond University in London, England. Rachel has taught all levels and all subjects in ESL including Basic English to refugees up to advanced courses for Post-Doc Fellows at Johns Hopkins University plus advanced seminars for EFL teachers in Argentina. She has also developed and taught the following ESP courses: Voices of America, ESL through Film; Writing and Grammar via the Media; Conversations on the Presidential Election; Blended Skills for Teachers-in-Training; and Pronunciation, Idioms & Slang for International Teachers. Additionally, Ms. Moran co-wrote the curriculum for Santa Fe University of Art & Design’s Immersion English Program, in Santa Fe, NM, and chaired the curriculum writing committee for the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. Currently, Rachel is the English Language Fellow in Argentina, a program sponsored by the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Embassy in Argentina. Her host institution is AMICANA the Binational Center in Mendoza.
Music: Indispensable to TEFL, ages: 12 and up
Music is not the fluff of the EFL classroom: it is critical to accelerate language acquisition. Rationale for this thesis will be discussed and five songs played and used in activities. Attendees will create a lesson plan for using a song in ten minutes and receive a song handout.