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Dr. Robert B. Griffin

Dr. Robert B. Griffin

Dr. Robert B. Griffin,
Professor of TESOL
TESOL

Biography

Degree: Ph.D. in Linguistics,  Indiana University—Bloomington

Areas of Expertise

Second Language Phonology, Psycholinguistics and Brain-Based Teaching, Interlanguage Pragmatics, English for Specific Purposes

Selected Publications

Griffin, R. B.   (2012). Cooperative learning: Lessons from the classroom for encouraging a culture of dialogue and development. Approach: A Journal of English Language Teaching in Cuba, 1, 34-42. 

Bardovi-Harlig, K. & Griffin, R. (2005). L2 pragmatic competence: Evidence from the ESL classroom. System (Special issue on Pragmatics in Instructive Language Learning), 33. 401-415.

Griffin, R. B. (2002). Going cyber with oncourse: The ESL student’s view of a Web-based tool to teach second language writing. Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Caribbean Language and Culture (pp. 76-89), Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. 

Grants 

Griffin, R. B. (2017) United States Immigration and Citizenship Information Services and Oklahoma Department of Libraries ESL Citizenship Teaching Grant, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. 

Griffin, R.B.   (2017) United States Immigration and Citizenship Information Services and Oklahoma Department of Libraries ESL Citizenship Teaching Grant, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Recent Presentations

ESL in the Community: Outreach and Understanding, Workshops on Community Language Programs, Oklahoma Literacy Coalition, Oklahoma City, OK. August 28-29, 2017.

A Brain-Friendly Approach to Teaching the 21st Century English Language Learner. Academic Session, Society for Pakistan English Language Teachers (SPELT),  Karachi, Pakistan, May 26, 2017. 

Facilitating Oral Production and Reading Among L2 Learners. Three-Day Workshop, Society for Pakistan English Language Teachers (SPELT),  Karachi, Pakistan, May 24-26, 2017.

What is Old is New Again: The Challenges of Pursuing Stimulating Pedagogy and the Cost to the Learner. Keynote Speech for International Conference on Emerging Trends in Education and the Social Sciences, Iqra University, Karachi, Pakistan, May 18-24, 2017.

ESL for Literacy and Community Outreach, Two-Day Workshop on Literacy Training for Community Volunteers. Oklahoma Department of Libraries, Oklahoma City, OK. May 9-10, 2017.

Teaching English in Renewed Circumstances: Prospects for Collaboration with Cuba. Accepted for the 50th Annual Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL International Association) Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, April 2016.

Professional Services 

Fulbright Campus Screening Committee, Oklahoma City University (2017).

Site Reviewer, Universidad La Salle, Peru – Foreign Language Center and Via Lingua International, Peru, TEFL Certification Program, Council for Accreditation of Language Teachers of English Programs (CALTEP), August, 2016.  

Site Reviewer, Commission on English Language Accreditation (CEA)

Workshop Leader, Models for Teaching Second Language, Dove Science Academy Professional Development Seminar. Dove Science Academy, Oklahoma City, OK, June, 2015.

 

 

Contact Information

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