Elfrieda Lepp-Kaethler

Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor, TESOL

Education
Degree, Bilingual Education (German/Spanish), Instituto de Formación Docente (Paraguay),1980
B.Ed., University of Winnipeg, 1990
M.A., Global Studies: TTESOL, Providence Theological Seminary, 2003
Ph.D., Psycholinguistics

Contact Information

Teaching Fields

Spanish as a Foreign Language
Second Language Acquisition
Applied Linguistics /Morphology, Phonology, Syntax
Methods and Materials in TESOL
Language Curriculum Development
Assessment, Placement, and Evaluation
Psycholinguistics
Sociolinguistics
Language Teacher Education
TESOL Intensive Summer Institute
Practicum supervision for TESOL

Professional Experience

2007 - Present: Providence Theological Seminary, Assistant Professor of TESOL
2003 - 2006: Steinbach Bible College, TESOL instructor
2000 - 2006: Providence College, Adjunct faculty in Spanish, English for Academic Purposes and TESOL
1996 - 2002, 2005: South Eastman English and Literacy Services, ESL Instructor, Program Coordinator
1990 - 1995: ASCIM Paraguay Director of Literacy and Spanish as a Second Language Program
1981: ASCIM Paraguay, Teacher 

Professional Associations

TESL/TEAM Manitoba
TESL Canada
TESOL International
Southeastman English and Literacy Services (SEELS) (board member)  

Publications & Presentations

Workshops

Defining Moments: Motivational Strategies in the L2 Classroom. TESL Canada Conference, Kamloops, BC. October 11, 2012

Wellspring of Motivation and L2 Vision in SLA: Sacred Texts as Source CELT Conference Jan 27-29, 2012 The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T, Hong Kong

Just Imagine! Motivation, Identity and Imagination in the L2 Classroom

Grammar for Making Meaning: A functional text-based approach to teaching Grammar

Taking English to Task

In Language Learner’s Shoes: Narrative Inquiry as Professional Development

Integrating Pronunciation into EAP Vocabulary Development

Beyond Words – Teaching Pronunciation at a Discourse Level

Language Teaching as Hospitality

Designing Bible-based ESL/EFL Curriculum

Learning to Read and Write in a Second Language: Low Level Adult ESL/Literacy Learners

Cultural Lenses: Developing Awareness and Strategies for Interactional Competence

Teacher Observation and Supervision

Action Research

The Lexical Approach

Task-based Teaching and Learning

Developing a Language Curriculum

Canadian Language Benchmarks Assessment Tool

Publications

Lepp-Kaethler, E. & Dörnyei, Z. (2012) The Role of Sacred Texts in Enhancing Motivation and Living the Vision in SLA. in M. Wong et. al.  Christian Faith and English Language Teaching and Learning: Research on the Interrelationship of Religion and ELT. New York: Routledge.

Tiessen, G., & Lepp-Kaethler, E. (2011). Faith Portraits II Acts of the Apostles: Witness to all Nations. English for Academic Purposes Language Curriculum. Otterburne: Providence Bookstore Publishing.

Tiessen, G., & Lepp-Kaethler, E. (2008). Faith Portraits I The Gospel of Luke: The Family of God. English Language Curriculum. Otterburne: Providence Bookstore Publishing.

Lepp-Kaethler, E. (2006). Integrating Pronunciation into EAP Vocabulary Development. TEAL Manitoba Journal, Vol. 22 Number 2, pp 4-8.

Tiessen, G., & Lepp-Kaethler, E. (2006). Faith Journey I The Life of Joseph: Following God’s Dream. Bible-based English Language Curriculum. Otterburne: Providence Bookstore Publishing.

Tiessen, G., & Lepp-Kaethler, E. (2006). Faith Journey II The Life of Peter: Following God’s Plan. Bible-based English Language Curriculum. Otterburne: Providence Bookstore Publishing.

Tiessen, G., Lepp-Kaethler, E., Little, L. (2003). Faith Encounters I Living by Faith: Hebrews 11. Bible-based English Language Curriculum. Providence Bookstore Publishing.

Tiessen, G., Lepp-Kaethler, E., Little, L. (2003). Faith Encounters II Believing in Jesus: The Gospel of John. Bible-based English Language Curriculum. Providence Bookstore Publishing.

Lepp-Kaethler, E., (1993-1995) Aprendemos para Hoy (Spanish Language and Adult Literacy Curriculum, 6 Volumes) ASCIM: Filadelfia, Paraguay 

Hobbies

Reflective Writing
Biking
Executive Director of the Bread and Jam Society
Crocheting slipper socks
Painting (acrylic) 

Course Syllabi

Summer Institute of TESOL

GS5203 Methods and Materials

GS5206 Practicum II

GS6201 Applied Linguistics 3

GS6202 Sociolinguistics

GS6203 Assessment, Placement and Evaluation

GS6204 Language Teacher Education

GS6206 Language Curriculum Development

GS6207 Psycholinguistics

 

 
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