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Colored English: (Mis)Perceptions Webinar by Okon Effiong- Join us!

  • 1.  Colored English: (Mis)Perceptions Webinar by Okon Effiong- Join us!

    Posted 27 days ago
    The TESOL Career Path Development Professional Learning Network is delighted to welcome you to our upcoming webinar.

    Colored English: (Mis)Perceptions

    Presenter:  Okon Effion, Qatar University  

    Abstract:

    Racism is alive and rife in many facets of our life. Sadly, it is pervasive in ELT and inflicts both emotional and professional damage on many English teachers. It goes far beyond skin color and accent because racism is also a characteristic manifestation of insecurity suffered by the perpetrators. This discussion draws on a true account of a black African English teacher who has passed through this dark tunnel.

    Speaker's bio:
    Okon teaches English in the Foundation Programme, Qatar University. Before Qatar, Okon taught in Nigeria, UK, and Japan. He is a member of the Board of Directors, TESOL International Association, and was the Chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Committee, Chair-elect of the EFL Interest Section, and a member of the Nominating Committee of TESOL International Association. He is the Founder and Past President of Africa TESOL and was the President of Qatar TESOL (2014/15).
    Okon has presented as invited, featured, and plenary speaker at internationally recognized conferences in different parts of the world. His research interests are in foreign language anxiety, task-based learning, and professional associations. He has published in peer-reviewed journals and co-edited a volume on the Role of Language Teacher Associations in Professional Development (Springer, 2018).
    Okon is passionate about the professional development of English language teachers and has in the past five years been actively involved in organizing international conferences in Qatar and Africa. He holds a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from the University of Southampton, UK. He also has an MSc in Applied Genetics, MA TESOL, and a PG Diploma in Management and Information Technology.

    Date:
    Friday, October 9, 8:00 AM ET.

    We will share the Zoom link closer to the date.

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    Amira Salama,
    EAP Instructor, Nile University
    Cairo, Egypt
    TESOL Career Path Development PLN Online Moderator
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  • 2.  RE: Colored English: (Mis)Perceptions Webinar by Okon Effiong- Join us!

    Posted 27 days ago
    Hi, Amira Salama,

    It is my pleasure to meet you here. I am much fond of learning about racism and how it impact on the people and their day to day life. I am off to a great start with this webinar.

    Thank you

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    Rifka Nusrath
    South Eastern University of Sri Lanka
    Sri Lanka
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  • 3.  RE: Colored English: (Mis)Perceptions Webinar by Okon Effiong- Join us!

    Posted 26 days ago
    Hello Amira,

    Thank you for sharing notice of this webinar. Please let us know if there is a way we can RSVP for the talk.

    Best,

    Marcel Daniels

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    Lecturer, English for Academic Purposes
    New York University Shanghai | 上海纽约大学
    Tel: +86 (21) 2059-5970
    Room 930, 1555 Century Avenue
    Pudong New Area, Shanghai 200122, China
    上海市浦东新区世纪大道1555号924室,200122





  • 4.  RE: Colored English: (Mis)Perceptions Webinar by Okon Effiong- Join us!

    Posted 26 days ago
    Hello Amira Salama

    It is our pleasure to here from you. I am much interested in learning multicultural dimension and on the other hand happy to learn about racism too. I expect this webinar will quench the thirst of that learning.


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    Rifka Nusrath
    South Eastern University of Sri Lanka
    Sri Lanka
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