Hello. Are you new to the field of TESL, or are you looking to see what other TESL professionals are doing to
enhance their professional development both as a teacher and as a
researcher? If yes, you have come to the right place.
Consider the criteria that can be used in the evaluation of TESL educators
in an Intensive English Program:
do you rank among your students?
the administration see you as a valued commodity in the IEP program?
you written a teaching portfolio so your superiors can accurately make
by using your portfolio, can the evaluation committee verify that
your teaching philosophies are in line with departmental
you have a teaching résumé that provides an overview of your
teaching experience and educational background?
This Web Page will give you access to a
conglomeration of TESL and university projects that I have completed. I
hope this information can help you to work toward teaching excellence as well as
maintaining a healthy, positive working relationship with your colleagues and
and Composition "This website is intended to list a
variety of resources useful to rhetoricians.
While many rhetoric and composition pages on the Web are
written in conjunction with writing centers or specialize
in computer-mediated communication, this page also has
links to works of classical rhetoric, articles on literacy
and education, comprehensive bibliographies in the field
and a few miscellaneous but useful things--how to suscribe
to some highly-trafficked mailing lists and links to
glossaries of rhetorical terms, for example."
rhetcomp.com A portal to sites relevant to the field of
rhetoric and composition.
CompPile An ongoing inventory of publications in
post-secondary composition, rhetoric, ESL, and technical
writing: 1939-1999. Compiled by Rich Haswell & Glenn
A site dedicated to various aspects of
communication/discourse/rhetorical theories. The lists of
theorists and theories are especially helpful.
Edited by Bob Craig, University of Colorado at Boulder
Cultural Studies Site "CogWeb is a research tool for exploring
the relevance of the study of human cognition to
communication and the arts. It is edited by Francis Steen,
assistant professor in Communication Studies at
Rhetorica Network The Rhetorica Network offers analysis and
commentary about the rhetoric, propaganda, and spin of
journalism and politics, including analysis of
presidential speeches and election campaigns.
Linguist List "The LINGUIST List is dedicated to
providing information on language and language analysis,
and to providing the discipline of linguistics with the
infrastructure necessary to function in the digital world.
LINGUIST maintains a web-site with over 2000 pages and
runs a mailing list with over 20,000 subscribers
worldwide. LINGUIST also hosts searchable archives of over
100 other linguistic mailing lists and runs research
projects which develop tools for the field, e.g., a
peer-reviewed database of language and language-family
information, and recommendations of best practice for
digitizing endangered languages data."
Center for Applied Linguistics "CAL is a private, non-profit
organization: a group of scholars and educators who use
the findings of linguistics and related sciences in
identifying and addressing language-related problems. CAL
carries out a wide range of activities including research,
teacher education, analysis and dissemination of
information, design and development of instructional
materials, technical assistance, conference planning,
program evaluation, and policy analysis."
History "Literaryhistory is an index to literary
criticism on the internet, covering more than 250 English
and American authors of the nineteenth and twentieth
centuries. Our links lead directly to articles, not to
another list of links, and all links are screened by a
literary scholar and must meet minimum academic standards
to be included."
Bibliography of Literary Theory, Criticism and Philology "This is a bibliography of literary
studies, criticism and philology, listing well over
150,000 items (books, book chapters, articles, films,
etc.), with a main focus on English-speaking authors and
criticism or literary theory written in English, although
there are many listings on linguistics, cultural studies,
discourse analysis, and other philological subjects. It
includes basic bibliographical information on several
thousand authors, critical schools, literary and
linguistic concepts, and other subjects."
English Dept's Composition Library The books listed here are owned by our
department and housed in Dr. Boland's office (UH 301.20).
You can chekc the books out during her office hours (T/TH,
2-4) or let me know what you need and I'll see what I can
Positions and Guidelines This page has links to all of the CCCC's
official position statements, including the original 1974
Students' Right to Their Own Language resolution and, on
p.2, the National Language Policy and position on Ebonics.