CIED’s English Language Fellow Devon Jancin lives in Central Java, a traditional, densely populated and predominantly Muslim part of Indonesia, where she is an instructor in the English Education Department at the Institut Agama Islam Negeri (IAIN) Salatiga. Jancin lives less than a mile from campus, and begins each weekday morning with a walk down a hill amid lush green rice paddies. As part of her primary fellowship duties, Jancin teaches four Speaking for Academic Purposes classes to 145 undergraduate students who are in the English teacher training department.
Over the course of two weeks, English Language Specialist Dr. Paul Kei Matsuda connected with hundreds of English as a Second Language educators who traveled from around Turkey to attend his conference presentations and professional development workshops in four different cities on the topics of academic writing and student motivation. Matsuda’s first stop was the 10th International ELT Research Conference in Antalya in which he delivered a plenary address entitled, “Less is More: How to Minimize Workload and Maximize Student Learning.”
Representatives from the English Language Programs traveled from coast to coast to attend and present at regional TESOL conferences during the fall of 2015.