Associate Professor of Teaching, Literacy and Leadership
Hagedorn Hall 128
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DegreesEDD, 1998, Teachers Coll, Columbia Univ; MS, 1992, Hofstra Univ; MA, 1978, St Petersburg Jr Coll
BioTatiana Gordon has taught English to speakers of other languages in various schools in America, Asia and Europe. For her excellence in teaching ESL, Professor Gordon has been awarded numerous distinctions, including the 1997 Fulbright Memorial Scholarship. Professor Gordon has published articles and has made media presentations in several areas of TESOL research, such as immigration studies, linguistics and methodology. Her most recently published volume entitled Teaching Young Children a Second Language covers a gamut of fascinating questions: Why do immigrant children leave their home countries and what are their journeys to the United States like? How do young immigrants adjust to the new culture? What are language learning processes like in children? What instructional strategies can be used to teach immigrant students ESL?
As a teacher educator, Professor Gordon is committed to helping her students become highly effective, successful ESL teachers. She serves on a committee which develops national standards for the ESL teacher preparation.
Teaching Interests1. ZPD-positioned instruction 2. immigration studies 3. applied linguistics
Research Interests1. brain compatible language teaching 2. linking linguistic research to classroom practice
Recent Courses Taught
|CT 218||TEACHING IMMIGRANT CHILDREN||Graduate|
|CT 266||IMMIGRANT CHLDRN IN U.S. SCHLS||Graduate|
|CT 269||STD TCHG: TCHRS NON-ENGL STDS||Graduate|
|ELED 225||TCHG ENGL-2ND LANG||Graduate|