Kate M. Donley is pleased to serve Norwich as a Lecturer in English and ESL.
Growing up in the culturally diverse city of Chicago inspired her to major in linguistics, join the Peace Corps, and pursue a master's degree in Teaching English as a Second Language and applied linguistics from Northern Arizona University. She has specialized in teaching advanced academic English, which she has done at several highly accredited intensive English and academic bridge programs.
Over more than a decade as a lecturer in the Department of English and Communications, she has taught students in introductory courses including freshman composition, public speaking, and technical and professional writing. As a fan of experiential learning, Donley incorporates exciting events and projects into her classes, including campus TED talks, research in WWI-era scrapbooks, performances for Northfield senior citizens, and grant-writing for local nonprofits. Her professional activities include teaching in the graduate program in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) at Saint Michael's College in Colchester, Vermont. She has published academic articles on college composition, ESL curriculum design, vocabulary acquisition, corpus linguistics, and Sherlockian scholarship.
You can find out more about her research here: norwich.academia.edu/KateMDonley
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