James Hunter

Associate Professor of Teacher Education

I am an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher and teacher-trainer. For the past 20 years, I have worked at Gonzaga University, with leaves of absence in 2000 and 2009 to teach at Mukogawa Women's University (Nishinomiya, Japan) and Abu Dhabi Women's...

James Hunter

I am an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher and teacher-trainer. For the past 20 years, I have worked at Gonzaga University, with leaves of absence in 2000 and 2009 to teach at Mukogawa Women's University (Nishinomiya, Japan) and Abu Dhabi Women's College (Abu Dhabi, UAE). I have also taught at International House, Mataró and the Lake School in Oxford, UK. I am the current director of the MA/TESOL program.

In my free time I play traditional Irish music with Floating Crowbar. I play whistles, flute, uilleann pipes, and bodhran.

 

Courses taught:

 

TESOL courses developed & taught

MTSL 501: Theory & Practice of Language Teaching

MTSL 502: Pedagogical Grammar 

MTSL 504: Introduction to Sociolinguistics

MTSL 508: Principles of Second Language Acquisition

MTSL 510: Course Design, Assessment

MTSL 516: Technology in Second Language Education

MTSL 550: Language Awareness (online)

MTSL 580: TESL Language Camp Practicum

MTSL 600: Research Perspectives in Second Language Education

MTSL 610: Practicum in TESL 

MTSL 604: Master’s Research Project

MTSL 602: Thesis

Peer-reviewed Publications

2011 “‘Small Talk’: developing fluency, accuracy, and complexity in speaking” ELT Journal 66 (1)

2009 (With Jeannot, Mary) “The discussion doesn’t end here: the online discussion board as a reflective writing forum” in Jill Burton, Phil Quirke,Carla L. Reichmann, and Joy Kreeft Peyton (eds) Reflective Writing: A Way to Lifelong Teacher Learning. TESL-EJ Publication

2008 (With Cheng, Bin)  “Practicing grammar through focused tasks: a theoretical background” Teaching of Grammar, Seri Kembangan,Malaysia:  SASBADI–MELTA ELT Series

2008 (With Cheng, Bin) “Before and after: using the passive to show change”Teaching of Grammar, Seri Kembangan, Malaysia: SASBADI–MELTA ELT Series

2004 (With Jeannot, Mary)  “Oral communication in Japanese English classes: active listening and active speaking” Studies on Communication Vol. 3, Kansai University of International Studies         

2000 – 2002 Business Explorer 1 & 2 Teacher’s Books. Cambridge University Press

1997  “English language teaching: linguistic & cultural imperialism?”  Revista De Estudos Da Lenguagem, Belo Horizonte, Brazil         

Professional Presentations

Interlanguage analysis for fun and profit. Regional ESL Conference, Spokane, WA. February, 2011

TED.com: teaching ideas worth sharing. Regional ESL Conference, Spokane, WA. February, 2011

Camtasia: show and tell on a computer. Professional development seminar, Abu Dhabi Women’s College. April, 2010

Text manipulation in Word and Acrobat. Professional development seminar, Abu Dhabi Women’s College. February, 2010

A minimal approach to feedback in writing. Professional development seminar, Abu Dhabi Women’s College. January, 2010

Using a corpus and concordance in language teaching. Professional development seminar, Abu Dhabi Women’s College. December, 2009

Using Word to manage citations and references. Professional development seminar, Abu Dhabi Women’s College. October, 2009

Student Data Management. TESOL Convention, New York. March, 2008

Culturally-responsive instruction: addressing the needs of minority & international students. CTA, Gonzaga University. April 2007

A minimal approach to feedback in writing. TESOL Convention, Seattle. March, 2007

Using Hot Potatoes. Regional ESL Conference, Spokane, WA. February, 2007

The Whys and Hows of teaching pronunciation. Regional ESL Conference, Spokane, WA. February, 2006

Giving feedback in the writing process. Regional ESL Conference, Spokane, WA. February, 2005

Oral Communication in Japanese English classes. JALT Kobe, JALT Osaka. February, 2004

Editorial

Oxford University Press, ELT Division, Review of proposal for Oxford Introductions to Language Learning and Teaching series. July 2010

Oxford University Press, ELT Division, Review of Nathan Carr, Language Assessment for Teachers. March 2010

Bedford/St. Martin’s, Review of William O’Grady, et al. Contemporary Linguistics, 5th edition. May 2008

Bedford/St. Martin’s, Review of the ESL coverage in Diane Hacker A Writer's Reference 6th edition. July 2005

Oxford University Press (USA) ELT Division, Editorial consultant and reader, Action! project. September 1994

Heinemann International, ELT Division Editorial consultant, Reward/Move Up Americanization project. 1995 – 1998