NYS TESOL Member of the Month for August 2017
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- Eligibility – Nominee is a current NYS TESOL Member.
- Selection Criteria – Nominee demonstrates a commitment to the field.
– In addition to 12 months of recognition on our web site, each year the
12 Members of the Month will be entered into a Raffle for a
complimentary registration to the NYS TESOL Annual Conference.
– Click the link below and tell us about your nominees contributions
to the field and/or our community of educators and students. A
NYS TESOL committee will review the entries and select the monthly
Meet the NYS TESOL Member of the Month for
Cho Hang (Jessica) Lei, New York City Region
Hang (Jessica) Lei is a EFL student from Macau SAR, China. She is
currently doing her Master’s degree in TESOL (General ) at Teachers
College, Columbia University. Being taught English in a exam-oriented
approach, she recognised this was not effective in helping students
develop their communicative competence in English at all. Therefore,
after obtaining her Bachelor’s degree in ESL at the University of
Macau, she decided to pursue a higher degree in the U.S. in the hope of
bringing innovative teaching methods and techniques back to her city.
Jessica became a member of NYS TESOL in 2016 when she volunteered at
the annual conference in Syracuse. She was fascinated and inspired by
the enthusiasm and creativity of the teachers. She also attended a Tech
in Ten workshop organised by NYS TESOL, in which she learned a lot of
innovative classroom technology to improve teaching quality and enhance
teaching effectiveness. She then volunteered to serve as a Publicity
Chair and Publisher Liaison for the Applied Linguistics Winter
Conference 2017. Jessica has also volunteered as a teaching assistant
at Chinatown Literacy project, in which weekly ESL lessons are offered
to Chinese-speaking English language learners.
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