NYS TESOL Member of the Month for May 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 May 2017
Wen (Elyssa) Sun, New York City Region
(Elyssa) Sun is a recent graduate of the M.A. TESOL program at Teachers
College, Columbia University. Her interest in linguistics prospered
when she successfully reached the near-native level of English in the
EFL setting using her unique way of learning during high school.
Growing up in China where the education system is mainly exam-oriented,
she has contemplated much about its erroneous way in English learning
and teaching. This drove her to seek out teaching opportunities in
areas of diverse cultural and economic backgrounds during her
undergraduate years. She has since worked with many ESL learners of
diverse proficiency levels ranging from 2nd graders to adults.
involvement with NYS TESOL began in 2016 when she first volunteered for
the Applied Linguistics Winter Conference (ALWC) as a student at TC.
She then proceeded to serve as both Conference Chair and Proposals
Chair for 2017 ALWC. Her experience on the conference committee has
exposed her to a wider variety of research topics, strengthened her
work abilities, as well as expanded her professional network. She is
looking forward to pursuing more teaching experiences and further
education in the future.
an ESL teacher, it is crucial to keep up with the most current research
and keep renovating the methodology. NYS TESOL has provided Elyssa with
quick access to the frontier of the academic field and inspired her
with the work of fellow colleagues. The student-run conferences have
also provided her with the humbling and rewarding experience of
learning how conferences come together.
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