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Week 2  (Jan 20 - 26, 2014)


During this week, participants will

  • read selected articles on  NNESTs' leadership roles in professional organizations
  • participate in a synchronous and asynchronous online discussion on taking on leadership roles in regional and international professional organizations, and the effective collaboration between NESTs and NNESTs 



Guest Speaker: Yilin Sun, Ph.D. (TESOL Incoming President)

Getting involved in Leadership Roles in Regional and International Professional Organizations  - A Non-native English Speaker's Perspective


As a long time NNEST member of TESOL and currently Incoming Preside of TESOL, the speaker will discuss challenges, strategies, advantages, and successes of assuming leadership roles in professional and scholarly associations such as TESOL  Based on her background as a non-native English Speaking educator and her cross-cultural teaching, research and professional development experience in China, Canada and the United States, the speaker will also address the roles and responsibilities of non-native English speaking ELT professionals in our changing global society. 


Recommended Readings:


The Ecology of Leadership in English Language Education by Murray (2009) in Leadership in English Language Education: Theoretical Foundations and Practical Skills for Changing Times. edited by MaryAnn Christison, Denise E. http://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=KGL2KAAb3bMC&oi=fnd&pg=PA13&dq=The+ecology+of+leadership+in+English+language+education&ots=ThAMwKB1Ce&sig=MnZHSXcaTuG-6swoHppnjRspcy0#v=onepage&q=The%20ecology%20of%20leadership%20in%20English%20language%20education&f=false


Introduction by Kubota and Sun in Demystifying Career Paths After Graduate School: A Guide for Second Language Professionals in Higher Education by Information Age Publishing (Paperback, 2012). 

Demystifying Career Paths After Graduate School.pdf


          Leadership is not about Position: Leading from Behind. Neil J. Anderson



Supplementary Reading:


Collaborative Teaching of EFL by Native and Non-native English-speaking Teachers in Taiwan by Wen-Hsing Luo in The NNEST Lens: Nonnative English Speakers in TESOL. edited by Ahmar Mahboob. (Paperback, 2005)     MahboobChapter 13.pdf


          Wong and England. Peer Feedback in Writing Classes: Students and Teachers Working Together. In           Review of Applied Linguistics in China. Wong and England.pdf


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