From the Editors

FRAMING THE ISSUE

We are happy to bring you the 2019 Volume 35(2) Fall Issue of MinneTESOL Journal! This issue features 2018 Harold B. Allen Award winner Dr. Martha Bigelow’s invited piece on the importance of educators understanding pre-resettlement experiences of refugee students, an observation seen first-hand in her visit to Ali Addeh refugee camp in Djibouti. We are also pleased to share an invited

Jen Ouellette-Schramm and Jen Vanek 

GETTING INVOLVED IN MINNETESOL JOURNAL

You know that MinneTESOL Journal is a resource for academically rigorous, yet practitioner-friendly and relevant articles related to English language education in Minnesota and surrounding states. You know that you can access and share articles through the Journal’s open-access, fully online and free platform. But did you know…

Jen Ouellette-Schramm and Jen Vanek 

Invited Articles

“Time is like a sword—if you don’t cut it, it will cut you”: Learning in English in a Djiboutian refugee camp for an uncertain English-speaking future

“Time is like a sword—if you don’t cut it, it will cut you”: Learning in English in a Djiboutian refugee camp for an uncertain English-speaking future

Martha Bigelow In this article, Dr. Bigelow describes her first-hand experience learning about multilingual resources and educational practices found in a refugee camp in Djibouti. Dr. Bigelow reflects on the importance of educators truly understanding…

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Take your ESL Expertise Overseas

Take your ESL Expertise Overseas

Ann Mabbott Hamline Professor Emeritus Ann Mabbott shares how experienced ESL teachers can take the skill set they have developed here to teach abroad. Key words: English Language Specialist, teach abroad, academic language, content-based instruction…

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Book review of “Teaching adult English language learners: A practical introduction”

Book review of “Teaching adult English language learners: A practical introduction”

Suzanne Gilchrist McCurdy "Teaching Adult English Language Learners: A Practical Introduction," Betsy Parrish's long-awaited 2nd edition to her 2004 textbook. 388 pages, paperback, $39.00. Key words: English as a second language, adult education, teacher preparation,…

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Articles

“It’s not something you can imagine—it’s something you can watch”: Elders’ indigenous knowledge in beginning language and literacy classrooms

“It’s not something you can imagine—it’s something you can watch”: Elders’ indigenous knowledge in beginning language and literacy classrooms

Lisa Vogl Prior knowledge is central to memory and learning, but many older refugees come to the classroom with ways of knowing and experiences much different from what they find in Western teaching contexts. Somali…

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College Readiness Academy: Increasing equity by removing barriers to higher education

College Readiness Academy: Increasing equity by removing barriers to higher education

Madie Spartz, Norzin Waleag, Elizabeth Fontaine, and Merle Greene College Readiness Academy (CRA) is an innovative program model providing both academic instruction and wrap-around advising services to college-bound Adult Basic Education (ABE) students. This article…

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