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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Name: Karen  Colleen Woodman
Institution: University of New England
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State and/or Country: BC
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Specialty: TESL/TEFL, gender issues in ESL, SLA in short- term programs
Selected Publications: 1999[Review of the book Adult ESL: Politics, pedagogy, and participation in classroom and community programs by Trudy Smoke (Ed.)]. TESL-EJ 4, 2. Available: http: www- writing.berkeley.edu/TESL-EJ/

1999 Education and certification in Teaching English as a Second Language (Teacher Manual). Victoria, BC: The Second Language Learning Group.

1999 Education and certification in Teaching English as a Second Language (Student Workbook). Victoria, BC: The Second Language Learning Group.

1999 Student self-evaluation for learning disabilities. In C. Norris (Ed). Adult ESL learners with learning disabilities. Centre for Curriculum, Transfer and Technology, Ministry of Advanced Education, Training and Technology. Province of British Columbia.

1998 Linguistic, perceptual and pedagogical change in a short-term intensive language program. Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation.

1998 Time to Change? Exploring the temporal dimension of SLA. In Proceedings of the 16th Congrhs International des Linguistes (CIL 16). Paris, France.

1995 Language learning, gender and culture: Implications for teacher training. In Proceedings of 1994 TESL Canada Conference (Toronto, Ontario), pp. 21-30.

1994 Saussure, science and structuralism. In Proceedings of the 10th North West Linguistic Conference. (Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, B.C.), pp. 171-178.

1993 The Goddess and the Sea People: The origins of the Minoan scripts. In K. Hall, M. Bucholtz, and B. Moonwomon (Eds). Locating Power: Proceedings of the Second Berkeley Women and Language Conference - Vol. 2. Berkeley, CA:Berkeley Woman and Language Group, University of California, pp. 590-600.

1992 The Goddess and the Sea People: The Origins of the Languages of the Minoan scripts. In Working Papers of the Linguistic Circle, Volume 11.(University of Victoria),pp. 57-70.

1991 The Goddess and the Horsemen: A discussion of the origins of the Greek language. In Working Papers of the Linguistic Circle, Volume 10 (1).(University of Victoria), pp 91-104.
Courses Taught: First language acquisition; Linguistics and language teaching (Theory); Linguistics and language teaching (Practice); Applied psycholinguistics; Theories in Applied Linguistics; Curriculum design, methods, and practicum; Gender differences in language and language use; Sociolinguistics; Introduction to research methods; From grammar to writing; Teaching English overseas; Learning disabilities in ESL; Testing in ESL; Tapping into the Hidden Job Market: Designing your dream ESL job; Finding your first ESL job; Finding cheap and inexpensive ESL materials
Dissertation Abstract: A Study of Linguistic, Perceptual and Pedagogical Change in a Short-Term Intensive Language Program

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