Jokes, Applied Linguistics, and ELT– “these are all made out of the same stuff”

Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 6:00 pm

Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang College 65 West 11th Street Room B500, New York, NY 10003

Jokes, Applied Linguistics, and ELT– “these are all made out of the same stuff”

In the spirit of Harvard educated philosophers Cathcart and Klein’s brilliant book Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar – Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes, the presenter Elka Todeva will explore important concepts from Language Pedagogy and Applied Linguistics, drawing on her work with graduate students and in-service teachers from around the world. She has been brewing and stewing an organic mixture of fun and serious learning for over ten years; much to her delight, her sous-chefs, with skills far surpassing her own, are happily tossing out old teaching orthodoxies while fixing ravishingly delicious courses for their students.

Elka Todeva holds a doctorate in English applied linguistics. A native of Bulgaria, Todeva began working in the United States as a visiting Fulbright scholar. The co-author of three EFL textbooks and two English dictionaries, Todeva’s other publications focus on fossilization, language acquisition and learning,discourse, authentic teaching and assessment, brain-friendly learning, and reflective practices. Her most recent book is The Multiple Realities of Multilingualism: Personal Narratives and Researchers' Perspectives" published by Mouton de Gruyter.


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English Language Studies

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