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Alison Turner

Teaching Asst Professor

Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures

Withers Hall 307

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Bio

Dr. Alison Turner (amturne3@ncsu.edu) is currently a Teaching Assistant Professor in English as a Second Language (ESL) at North Carolina State University. She teaches Advanced Oral Communication and Academic Writing and Research courses for undergraduate and graduate international students. She also works with candidates who plan to teach English Language Learners in their K-12 classrooms in the United States as well as students who plan to teach English abroad. Dr. Turner also has designed and leads courses in the Master of Arts Degree program with concentrations in TESOL and supervises students’ culminating research projects. She has taught Spanish as a world language at the high school and university levels. She maintains a K-12 NC Teaching License in Spanish and ESL. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Romance Language- Spanish and a Master of Arts degree in Teaching from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; a Master of Arts degree in Spanish Language and Literature from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro; and her Doctorate in Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her doctoral work focused specifically on TESOL and bilingual education. Her research interests include strategies for building community and promoting critical inquiry in the ESL classroom. Dr. Turner presents regularly at the International TESOL Convention and is on the executive board of the Carolina TESOL organization.

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By Appointment only

Education

B.A. Romance Languages University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2001

MAT Arts and Teaching University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2002

M.A. Spanish Literature University of North Carolina at Greensboro 2007

Ph.D. Bilingual Education / ESL Education University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2014

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