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Joshua Benjamin

Adjunct Assistant Professor

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Office: 0032D MacAlister Hall
Phone: 215.895.6489
Email: jdb354@drexel.edu


Education

  • BA, English Linguistics, Millersville University, 2003
  • MA, English-TESL, West Chester University, 2010

Biography

Having been fascinated my entire life by other languages, as well as my native English, and because of specific experiences overseas, I was led to pursue an undergraduate degree in English Advanced Linguistics, as well as English as a Second Language (ESL, more currently and comprehensively referred to as Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages-TESOL). I completed these in 2003 and began my professional career as a high school Spanish teacher, Spanish having been my minor and second language.

In 2007, I began studies in the English-TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) Master's program at West Chester University. Here, my interests broadened considerably to encompass a variety of aspects regarding language instruction to non-native English speakers. Further studies in this area will most likely revolve around Second (Additional) Language Acquisition theory and how it applies practically in the classroom. I would also like to engage in "action" research with my students in the classroom.