Public Engagement

  • Faculty

    Lesley Painter-Farrell

    Director of MA TESOL

    Office Location:

    Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall - 66 West 12th Street


    Lesley Painter-Farrell (DELTA, CELTA Cambridge University, M.Sc Aston University) worked as a teacher of English as a foreign language in Portugal, Poland, and many countries in Asia. She began teacher training when based in Poland for the Soros Foundation and Longman publications. She moved to New York to head a teacher training department and designed courses for teaching younger learners, teaching using new trends and language development courses for teachers who are not native speakers of English; she also ran CELTA courses. Her research focuses on reflective practice in teaching. Her own published materials for ELT include The Role Play Book, Homework, and Lessons Learned: First Steps Towards Reflective Teaching in ELT. She lives in New York.

    Degrees Held:

    DELTA (Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), Cambridge University, UK

    CELTA (Certiifcate in Teaching English to Sperakers of Other Langauges), Cambridge University, UK

    M.Sc TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), Aston University, UK


    Professional Affiliations:

    TESOL International Association

    IATEFL Interantional Association 



    Recent Publications:

    Lessons Learned: First Steps Towards Reflective Teaching in ELT. Richmond Publications, 2015

    Happy Campers, Macmillan, 2014

    Homework, Oxford University Press, 2000

    The Role Play Book, English Shop, 1999





    Performances And Appearances:

    IATEFL, NYS TESOL, TESOL since 2007


    Research Interests:

    Reflective Practice, Corrective Feedback, Second Language Acquisition 

    Current Courses:

    Equivalency Credit (Spring 2019)

    IS: Professional Projects

    Maintaining Status

    Maintaining Status (Spring 2020)

    Methods and Materials:Systems

    Practicum (Spring 2020)