NYS TESOL Member of the Month for January 2018
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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
Safivand is an adjunct professor teaching courses in American Education
and Linguistics, Teaching and Curriculum, and Methods of Inquiry to
both international graduate students (mainly TESOL students) and
undergraduate ones at the University of Rochester. As an English
language learner (ELL) since childhood and an English Language Teacher
(ELT) Ali has taught English at different universities and language
institutions abroad for more than 11 years both as a visitor and full
time faculty. He has also written and published three English course
books for ESP and EAP learners with two of his colleagues. Ali has
participated and presented at different TESOL conferences in the US,
namely, SE TESOL 2017, NJ TESOL/Bilingual Education 2017, and NYS TESOL
2017 where he volunteered to help the conference organizers. He is
highly interested to share his English language learning and teaching
experience with others through networking and collaboration. Currently,
Ali is the ALWC 2018 proposal committee and administration chair at
experienced living and studying in multicultural and multilingual
contexts, he has cultural capital and language learning awareness
knowledge. His research interests include investigating different
writing pedagogies that can help ESL and EAL students better engage
themselves in the writing process. He has conducted and published
several research studies on ENL writing improvement. He has also
inspired many of his TESOL students to continue their educations to
higher levels at colleges and universities.
work at TESOL conferences and language departments in different
universities has enabled him to extend his academic passion in language
teaching, research, and assessment while networking with ALWC 2018
organizer team. Inspired by his TESOL practitioners who constantly
strive to facilitate language learning and teaching, Ali is striving to
accomplish ALWC 2018 aims through assisting to promote and inform the
development of the TESOL professionals in Rochester, NY and beyond so
that the students’ success is guaranteed in the learning and teaching
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