"(Com)passionate Teaching: Integrating Affect and Approachability through Immediacy"

Event Type: 
Events/Guest Speakers
Location: 
CE 265
Event Date: 
July 6, 2011
Event Time: 
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Dr. Tammy Gregersen, University of Northern Iowa

Speaker Bio:   

Dr. Tammy Gregersen is a professor of TESOL at the University of Northern Iowa.  Her teaching focuses on language teaching methods and assessment and intercultural communications.  Before arriving in Iowa, she taught English and trained teachers in Chile for 17 years.  Her research interests include investigating the individual differences, including affective variables, that influence a learner's ability to acquire or learn a second language.  She has published in journals like The Modern Language Journal, Foreign Language Annals, Teacher Trainer, Reflections on English Language Teaching, and Language Teaching Research.  Besides her passion for educating teachers, she also loves traveling and has presented papers and graduate classes and has collaborated on research in places like Spain, Italy, France, Portugal, Russia, Czech Republic, Poland, and Chile.