Public Engagement

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    After completing a degree in Neuroscience with an emphasis on Neuropsychology and Cognitive Science, Emily Burnett began her career as an English Language Educator in New York City through volunteer and professional experience during her time in the MA TESOL program at The New School. Through these experiences, Emily developed a professional interest in learner assessment, curriculum development, and Second Language Aquisition as it relates to ESL / ESOL instruction. Emily's current research interests emphasize the pedagogy of Project-Based Learning in the language classroom.

    Emily's professional identity has been largely influenced by her own interest in languages. She is proficient in Spanish language, and has studied to varying degrees American Sign Language, Turkish, Italian, and French.

    Degrees Held:

    MA in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), The New School, USA (2015)

    TESOL Training Certificate, University of Maryland Baltimore County, USA (2014)

    BS in Neuroscience with a second major in Spanish, Bucknell University, USA (2014)

    Recent Publications:

    Blog Post Author: "From Project to Project-Based," The New School Uncharted TESOL Blog (2017)

    Performances And Appearances:

    Workshop Developer + Presenter: "Take It From Here!: Creating Approachable and Well-Scaffolded Writing Projects for Adult ESOL Learners," The Literacy Review Conference (2017)

    Webinar Host: "Making the Move: From Projects to Project-Based Learning," The New School MA TESOL Webinar Series (2017)

    Research Interests:

    Learner Assessment, Project-Based Learning, Curriculum Development

    Awards And Honors:

    TESOL Academic Excellence Award, The New School (2016)

    Speaker Award, The New School (2016)

    Summa Cum Laude, Bucknell University (2014)

    The Helen E. Sprague Prize for Spanish, Bucknell University (2014)