Monthly Archives: February 2013

Blanca Coma

Blanca Coma is an ESL instructor at Berkeley City College in California. She holds a BA in Comparative Literature from UC Berkeley and a MA in TESOL from San Francisco State University. She is particularly interested in exploring multilingual approaches to TESOL, learner and teacher identity, and professional development. She is also involved in creating and leading workshops to promote professional equity in the field of TESOL. Website: http://equityadvocates.wordpress.com | March Interviewer: Todd Ruecker, University of New Mexico

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Pei-Chia Wanda Liao

Pei-Chia Wanda Liao is a doctorate student in the Curriculum and Instruction program at the University of Washington-Seattle. After pursuing her Master’s degree in TESOL at the University of Pennsylvania, Pei-Chia served as an English lecturer at Wenzao Ursuline College of Languages in Taiwan for three years. At Wenzao she taught courses such as English Composition, English Reading, Advanced English Listening, and English Speaking. In 2012, she taught an undergraduate course and served as a seminar facilitator at UW discussing educational issues in K-12 in the US. Her research interests are teacher education and NNESTs’ identities. [peichial@uw.edu] | February Blog Interviewer:  Terry Doyle

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