Elfrieda Lepp-Kaethler

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Assistant Professor of TESOL

Education
Degree, Bilingual Education (German/Spanish), Instituto de Formación Docente (Paraguay),1980
B.Ed., University of Winnipeg, 1990
M.A., Global Studies: TTESOL, Providence Theological Seminary, 2003
Ph.D., English Studies: Psycholinguistics, University of Nottingham, UK, 2013

Contact Information

Teaching Fields

Spanish as a Foreign Language
Second Language Acquisition
Applied Linguistics /Morphology, Phonology, Syntax
Methods and Materials in TESOL
Language Curriculum Development
Assessment, Placement, and Evaluation
Psycholinguistics
Sociolinguistics
Language Teacher Education
TESOL Intensive Summer Institute
Practicum supervision for TESOL

Professional Experience

2007 - Present: Providence Theological Seminary, Assistant Professor of TESOL
2003 - 2006: Steinbach Bible College, TESOL instructor
2000 - 2006: Providence College, Adjunct faculty in Spanish, English for Academic Purposes and TESOL
1996 - 2002, 2005: South Eastman English and Literacy Services, ESL Instructor, Program Coordinator
1990 - 1995: ASCIM Paraguay Director of Literacy and Spanish as a Second Language Program
1981: ASCIM Paraguay, Teacher 

Professional Associations

TESL/TEAM Manitoba
TESL Canada
TESOL International
Southeastman English and Literacy Services (SEELS) (board member)  

Publications & Presentations

Workshops

Sociolinguistics Issues: Professional Development for English Language Teachers, South Eastman English and Literacy Services, Steinbach, MB. December 8-9, 2014.

Teaching English as Christian Mission. North Park Community Church. London, Ontario. November 22, 2014.

Teaching English as Christian Mission. Mennonite Brethren Missions, Gretna, MB. July 4, 2014

Art as Reflection, Worship and Therapy Series. Providence Theological Seminary, Counselling Dept. Otterburne, MB. June, 2014

Professional Development for English Language Teachers. Universidad Evangelica del Paraguay. Asuncion, Paraguay. March 29, April 12, 2014

Professional Development for English Language Teachers. Universidad Evanglica: Instituto de Formacion Docente, Filadelfia, Paraguay. April 3-5, 2014

Globish: English as a Global Language. Public Lectures, Providence University College and Theological Seminary. McNally Robinson, Winnipeg, MB; Eastman Educational Center, Steinbach, MB. February, 2014.

Professional Development for English Language Teachers. Doane Baptist Seminary. Iloilo City, Philippines. October 19 – November 9, 2012

Defining Moments: Motivational Strategies in the L2 Classroom. TESL Canada Conference, Kamloops, BC. October 11, 2012

Wellspring of Motivation and L2 Vision in SLA: Sacred Texts as Source CELT Conference Jan 27-29, 2012 The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T, Hong Kong

Just Imagine! Motivation, Identity and Imagination in the L2 Classroom

Grammar for Making Meaning: A functional text-based approach to teaching Grammar

Taking English to Task

In Language Learner’s Shoes: Narrative Inquiry as Professional Development

Integrating Pronunciation into EAP Vocabulary Development

Beyond Words – Teaching Pronunciation at a Discourse Level

Language Teaching as Hospitality

Designing Bible-based ESL/EFL Curriculum

Learning to Read and Write in a Second Language: Low Level Adult ESL/Literacy Learners

Cultural Lenses: Developing Awareness and Strategies for Interactional Competence

Teacher Observation and Supervision

Action Research

The Lexical Approach

Task-based Teaching and Learning

Developing a Language Curriculum

Canadian Language Benchmarks Assessment Tool

Publications

English Language Curricula:

Tiessen, G., & Lepp-Kaethler, E. (2014). Discussion Guide: Acts of the Apostles, Steinbach, MB, Joy Two Publications, 2014

Tiessen, G., & Lepp-Kaethler, E. (2014). The Life of Joseph, Faith Journey I: Following God's Dreams, Steinbach, MB, Joy Two Publications.

Tiessen, G., & Lepp-Kaethler, E. (2012). Developing Listening & Speaking Skills: First Century Christianity Vol. I, Steinbach, MB, Joy Two Publications.

Tiessen, G., & Lepp-Kaethler, E. (2012). Developing Pronunciation Skills: First Century Christianity Vol. II, Steinbach, MB, Joy Two Publications.

Tiessen, G., & Lepp-Kaethler, E. (2012). Developing Reading and Writing Skills: First Century Christianity Vol. III, Steinbach, MB, Joy Two Publications.

Tiessen, G., & Lepp-Kaethler, E. (2012). Developing Grammar Skills: First Century Christianity Vol. IV, Steinbach, MB, Joy Two Publications.

Tiessen, G., & Lepp-Kaethler, E. (2012). Developing Academic Reading Strategies: First Century Christianity Vol. V, Steinbach, MB, Joy Two Publications.

Tiessen, G., & Lepp-Kaethler, E. (2011). Developing Academic Writing Skills: First Century Christianity Vol. VI, Steinbach, MB, Joy Two Publications.

Tiessen, G., & Lepp-Kaethler, E. (2011). Faith Portraits II: Witnesses to All Nations (Acts), Steinbach, MB, Joy Two Publications.

Tiessen, G., & Lepp-Kaethler, E. (2008). Faith Portraits I: The Family of God (Gospel of Luke), Steinbach, MB, Joy Two Publications.

Tiessen, G., Lepp-Kaethler, E., Little, L. (2003). Faith Encounters II: Believing in Jesus (Gospel of John), Steinbach, MB, Joy Two Publications.

Tiessen, G., Lepp-Kaethler, E., Little, L. (2003). Faith Encounters I: Living By Faith (Hebrew 11), Steinbach, MB, Joy Two Publications.

Tiessen, G., & Lepp-Kaethler, E. (2006). Faith Journey II: Following God's Plans (The Life of Peter), Steinbach, MB, Joy Two Publications.

Additional Publications

Lepp-Kaethler, E. & Dörnyei, Z. (2012) The Role of Sacred Texts in Enhancing Motivation and Living the Vision in SLA. in M. Wong et. al.  Christian Faith and English Language Teaching and Learning: Research on the Interrelationship of Religion and ELT. New York: Routledge.

Tiessen, G., & Lepp-Kaethler, E. (2011). Faith Portraits II Acts of the Apostles: Witness to all Nations. English for Academic Purposes Language Curriculum. Otterburne: Providence Bookstore Publishing.

Tiessen, G., & Lepp-Kaethler, E. (2008). Faith Portraits I The Gospel of Luke: The Family of God. English Language Curriculum. Otterburne: Providence Bookstore Publishing.

Lepp-Kaethler, E. (2006). Integrating Pronunciation into EAP Vocabulary Development. TEAL Manitoba Journal, Vol. 22 Number 2, pp 4-8.

Tiessen, G., & Lepp-Kaethler, E. (2006). Faith Journey I The Life of Joseph: Following God’s Dream. Bible-based English Language Curriculum. Otterburne: Providence Bookstore Publishing.

Tiessen, G., & Lepp-Kaethler, E. (2006). Faith Journey II The Life of Peter: Following God’s Plan. Bible-based English Language Curriculum. Otterburne: Providence Bookstore Publishing.

Tiessen, G., Lepp-Kaethler, E., Little, L. (2003). Faith Encounters I Living by Faith: Hebrews 11. Bible-based English Language Curriculum. Providence Bookstore Publishing.

Tiessen, G., Lepp-Kaethler, E., Little, L. (2003). Faith Encounters II Believing in Jesus: The Gospel of John. Bible-based English Language Curriculum. Providence Bookstore Publishing.

Lepp-Kaethler, E., (1993-1995) Aprendemos para Hoy (Spanish Language and Adult Literacy Curriculum, 6 Volumes) ASCIM: Filadelfia, Paraguay 

Hobbies

Reflective Writing
Biking
Executive Director of the Bread and Jam Society
Crocheting slipper socks
Painting (acrylic) 

Course Syllabi

442.71 Guided Readings in TESOL

443.65 Language Cirriculum Development

429.32/449.62 TESOL Practicum II

442.63 Sociolinguistics

449.61 Practicum I

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