NOVA Cultural Interaction in the Classroom

Suzanne Neff’s Intercultural Communication class met with Carol Ischinger’s English as a Second Language (ESL) 32 class this semester. The first time they met, each student partnered with a student from the other class. The ESL students were especially interested in learning about different classes they could take and their partners’ educational goals. The Intercultural Communication students wanted to learn about the countries and cultures … Continue reading NOVA Cultural Interaction in the Classroom

NOVA Attend TESOL International Convention and English Language Expo

NOVA Attend TESOL International Convention and English Language Expo

April 6 to 8 NOVA ESL faculty represented the College at the TESOL 2016 International Convention and English Language Expo in Baltimore. The TESOL International Convention and English Language Expo takes place in a different North American city each year, drawing more than 7,000 English language educators from around the world. Alongside more than 90 organizations and institutions, from government organizations such as the U.S. … Continue reading NOVA Attend TESOL International Convention and English Language Expo

ACLI Faculty Appreciation Day

ACLI Faculty Appreciation Day

On October 13, American Culture and Language Institute (ACLI) faculty from all campuses gathered at NOVA’s Pender location to celebrate their contribution to the ACLI program and daily efforts to help NOVA’s English as a Second Language (ESL) students succeed. About 70 faculty members attended the event, which was kicked off by a demonstration of MyEnglishLab, an online program for ESL instructors, presented by Pearson … Continue reading ACLI Faculty Appreciation Day

Banned Books Week: ESL Student Podcasts Recorded at Library

Banned Books Week: ESL Student Podcasts Recorded at Library

Students from Professor Shirley Nuhn’s English as a Second Language (ESL) 52 class recently visited the Annandale Campus Library to record podcasts for Banned Books Week, a national celebration of the freedom to read. Shibo Chandler Ma and Giancarlo Paredes used the Library’s Digital Media Studio to record their commentaries, being featured on the Annandale Campus Library Blog through October 3. According to the American Library Association, Banned … Continue reading Banned Books Week: ESL Student Podcasts Recorded at Library

Annandale Welcomes Administrators from China

Annandale Welcomes Administrators From China

Annandale Division of Languages and Literature recently hosted an informative session for academic administrators from Tianjin, China, outlining the role of the community college in the U.S. educational structure. Administrators from a variety of Tianjin universities, graduate programs, and district level offices came as part of the Fourth Round Training Courses for the Administrators in America at the invitation Global Studies and Programs Associate Vice President Paul … Continue reading Annandale Welcomes Administrators From China

June 15: 10 Years of Nature Photography Day

June 15: 10 Years of Nature Photography Day

Annandale English as a Second Language (ESL) Instructor Shirley Nuhn helped spearhead the national observance of Nature Photography Day in 2006, through the North American Nature Photography Association. “Students and I have often gone out to explore the natural world on or near June 15,” Nuhn said. Year round, she finds that her ESL students are serious about safeguarding the environment, a theme she builds … Continue reading June 15: 10 Years of Nature Photography Day

June 15: 10 Years of Nature Photography Day

June 15: 10 Years of Nature Photography Day

Annandale English as a Second Language (ESL) Instructor Shirley Nuhn helped spearhead the national observance of Nature Photography Day in 2006, through the North American Nature Photography Association. “Students and I have often gone out to explore the natural world on or near June 15,” Nuhn said. Year round, she finds that her ESL students are serious about safeguarding the environment, a theme she builds … Continue reading June 15: 10 Years of Nature Photography Day

Banned Books Week on the Annandale Campus

Imagine not being able to find a copy of your favorite book or film because it has been deemed “offensive,” “dirty” or “morally reprehensible” and removed from the shelves. If you did some research, you might find that many of your favorite books have been challenged or formally banned at some point in history in some part of the country. Banned Books Week (BBW) is … Continue reading Banned Books Week on the Annandale Campus