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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

TESL Faculty & Staff

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Dr. Nancy Drescher
Office: AH 201H
Phone: 389-5504

Teaches:Language and Culture in TESL, Policies and Programs in ESL, Teaching ELLs in the Mainstream Classroom, Methods of Teaching ESL, Literacy Development, Research Seminar in TESL

Research Interests:K-12 ESL Issues, Pragmatics, Corpus Linguistics, Sociolinguistics

Dr. Paolo Infante

ESL Licensure Advisor
Office: AH 212B
Phone: 389-5505

Teaches: Teaching ELLs in the Mainstream Classroom, TESL Methods, Language and Culture in TESL, Topics in TESL (Vygotskian Sociocultural Theory), Policies and Programs in ESL

Research Interests: Vygotskian SCT pedagogy, TESL teacher education, cognitive linguistics, K-12 ESL issues, Bilingualism

Dr. Karen Lybeck
TESL Program Director
Office: AH 212D
Phone: 389-5509

Teaches:Pronunciation and Discourse, Grammar and Lexis, Sociolinguistics and Pragmatics, Second Language Acquisition

Research Interests:Academic English, Graduate Student Academic Writing Development, Interlanguage Phonology, Social and Affective Factors in SLA, Sociolinguistics, Online Teacher Education

Dr. Sarah Henderson Lee
Director of EAP
Office: 229C
Phone: 389-1359

Teaches: L2 Literacy, TESL Methods, EAP TA Workshop, Multilingual Composition

Research Interests:Second Language Writing, Intercultural Rhetoric, Bi(multi)literacy, Language Socialization, Language and Identity, Critical Pedagogy, TESL Teacher Education​

Glen Poupore

Dr. Glen Poupore
Director of the Center for English Language Programs
Office: AH 207G
Phone: 389-5503

Teaches:TESL Theories, Methods of Teaching ESL, Literacy Development, Second Language Testing and Assessment, Research Methods in TESL, Topics in TESL (Task-based Language Teaching, L2 Motivation, L2 Listening)

Research Interests:Task-based Language Teaching, Language Learner Motivation, Group Work Dynamics, Technology in Language Teaching, Complex Dynamic Systems Theory