Honors Projects

Title

English Proficiency at a Glance: A Literature Review and Qualitative Interview Analysis for First-Time TESOL for First-Time TESOL Volunteers

Author(s)

Molly BebkoFollow

Abstract

The purpose of this literature review and these consultations is to present the demands and needs of ESL volunteers in order that they may be effective teachers. These demands of ESL volunteers will be categorized according to the eight domains of the 2008 TESOL International Association Standards for ESL/EFL Teachers of Adults Framework. The literature review comprised of a thematic search of past and current research. The consultation process was semi-structured, phenomenological, and qualitative. The primary investigator interviewed five professionals in the ESL field. After both the literature review and consultation process, themes were identified and results were categorized into the above framework. This research then guided the primary investigator to create a handbook of training materials and resources for first-time TESOL volunteers

Department

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Major

Communication Sciences and Disorders

First Advisor

Colleen Fitzgerald

First Advisor Department

Communication Sciences and Disorders

Second Advisor

Anastasiia Kryzhanivska

Second Advisor Department

English

Publication Date

Spring 2020

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