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Tatiana Gordon

Professor of Teaching, Learning and Technology


Degrees

EDD, 1998, Teachers Coll, Columbia Univ; MS, 1992, Hofstra Univ; MA, 1978, St Petersburg Jr Coll


Bio

Dr. Tatiana Gordon has earned a number of awards for excellence in teaching, among them the 1997 Fulbright Memorial Scholarship. She served on a committee charged with developing national standards for the ESL teacher preparation.
Professor Gordon’s book Teaching Young Children a Second Language covers questions of interest to TESOL educator: Why do immigrant children leave their home countries and what are their journeys to the US like? How do young immigrants adjust to American culture? What can ESL teachers do to assure that immigrant children be proud of their cultural heritage? Professor Gordon also authored The Educator's Guide to Linguistics. This textbook is concerned with linking linguistic theory to classroom practice.


Professor Gordon is interested in researching how people’s world views are revealed in the patterns of their language use. Most recently, she published a study on the way the Russian author Anton Chekhov incorporates bits and pieces of infant speech when engaging in the characterizations of his most beloved characters. Gordon’s other study examines the use of paradoxes by Korney Chukovsky, the founder of Russian children’s literature. She is now working on a study on Bakhtin and the role of the unconscious in language use.


Teaching Interests

Language policies.
Maintaining learners’ national and heritage languages.

Research Interests

1. Unconscious underpinnings of language use; 2. Interpreting brain imaging studies for their pedagogical implications.

Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
CT 226 LING -TEACHERS OF ENGL LANG Graduate
CT 266 IMMIGRANT CHLDRN IN U.S. SCHLS Graduate
CT 500 PRACTICUM IN LRNING & TCHNG Graduate
ELED 116 ENGLISH-LANGUAGE LEARNERS Undergraduate
ELED 225 TCHG ENGL-2ND LANG Graduate
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