English Language Institute

Suzanne D. Meyer

  • Instructor

Education & Training

  • The Commission of English Language Program Accreditation (CEA) Site Reviewer Training
  • M.A. TESOL, School for International Training
  • B.A.  English Education, University of Illinois
  • B.A.  Liberal Arts and Sciences, Concentration:  Modern German Studies, University of Illinois.

ESL and Teaching Interests

  • Teaching all areas of curriculum; curriculum and class activities development; assessment

Presentations and Publications

  • 2016.  Interviewed by John Russell.  “Education Tips #1:  Ask Questions/Improve Critical Thinking.” Voice of America Learning English.  26 Apr. 2016.
  • 2016.  Developing Critical Thinking:  Teaching Students to Ask Their Own Questions.  Presentation to be made at TESOL International Convention & Language Expo (April) in Baltimore, MD.
  • 2016.  “Split-Level” Placement:  Proficiencies vs. Practicalities.  Poster presentation made at AAIEP’s EnglishUSA Professional Development Conference (January) in Monterey, CA.
  • 2015.  Developing Critical Thinking with Question-Asking Constructs.  Presentation made at SE Regional TESOL Conference (October) in New Orleans, LA.
  • 2015.  Going Global: Teaching, Working, & Studying Abroad.  Invited panel member for Career Services’ panel (April) for undergraduate students interested in gaining international experience at the University Center, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.
  • 2015.  Paradigm Shift:  Questioning Constructs for Critical Thinking.  Presentation made at Georgia TESOL (GATESOL) IEP Mini-Conference (February) in Atlanta, GA.
  • 2015.  A Pilot Text Review Program for Faculty Involvement in Curriculum Development.  Poster  presentation made at AAIEP’s EnglishUSA Professional Development Conference (January) in San Francisco, CA.
  • 2014.  With J. Hamrick.  A Process for Curriculum Revision in an IEP.  Presentation made at AAIEP’s EnglishUSA Professional Development Conference (January) in San Francisco, CA. 
  • 2013.  Materials Selection in Curriculum Development:  Getting Faculty Involved.  Presentation made at SE Regional TESOL Conference (November) in Myrtle Beach, NC.
  • 2013.  With J. Hamrick.  A Process for Curriculum Revision in an IEP.  Presentation made at SE Regional TESOL Conference (November) in Myrtle Beach, NC. 
  • 2012.  Student Learning Outcomes in the IEP Reading Curriculum.  Presentation made at SE Regional TESOL Conference (September) in Knoxville, TN.
  • 2012.   With T. Allen, M. Forbes, & J. Hamrick.  Program Review: Preparing for and Hosting External Reviewers.  Presentation made at SE Regional TESOL Conference (September) in Knoxville, TN. 

Professional Memberships

  • TESOL International Association

Overseas Experience

  • Asia (Japan, especially), Europe (Austria, France), Latin America (El Salvador), and Micronesia (Marshall Islands)

Languages

  • French, Japanese, German, Spanish, Marshallese

Personal Interests

  • Cooking, gardening, hiking, photography, and traveling