Date of Graduation

Spring 5-18-2017

Document Access

Project/Capstone - Global access

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)


School of Education


Teaching English as a Second Language

First Advisor

Dr. Sedique Popal


It is time for change in the world of English language teaching. The dominant view and practice of teaching English as a neutral, straight-forward act of imparting “objective” grammatical, phonological and semantic knowledge to passive students does not serve the interest or needs of the estimated 1.5 billion students learning English in today’s interconnected, dynamic world. Critical theories and approaches such as critical pedagogy, critical literacy, and the participatory approach can help identify this problem and offer solutions, yet little has been done to apply and translate these theories into practical, useable materials for teachers in the classroom. This project intends to fill this gap by offering a guide that applies critical theories, integrates World Englishes, and offers interactive resources, tools and sample lessons to support teachers in creating a dynamic, adaptable, student-centered curriculum that reflects the diversity of student experience and encourages self-reflection and a questioning stance while students explore and expand their own voice.

Global Voices Chapter 1, audio version.pptx (32295 kB)
Chapter 1 PowerPoint

Global Voices Chapter 2 (1).pptx (59158 kB)
Chapter 2 PowerPoint

Global Voices Chapter 3, audio version.pptx (56144 kB)
Chapter 3 PowerPoint