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Shirley Hufstedler School of Education


San Diego Campus

Director, Int. Lang. Ed. and CTEL

Assistant Professor

Alliant International University San Diego
10455 Pomerado Road
San Diego CA 92131


Courses, Research Interests, Publications

TES 7490 TESOL Practicum
Doctoral Level

TES 7470 Teaching English as a Foreign Language

TES 7410 Theory and Method of Second Language Teaching

TES 7460 English Grammar for ESL and EFL Teachers

TES 7430 Teaching Reading and Writing to Second Language Learners

TES 8460 Sociolinguistics

TES 8441 Design, Development and Evaluation of Programs for Second Language Learners

TESOL teacher education, curriculum development, research design and qualitative research

Kelch, K. & Yang, J.Y. (2008). Integrating the Task-based Approach into Content Curriculum. CATESOL Journal. Winter 2008

Kelch, K. (2007). "Teaching Speaking, Pronunciation, and Language Functions." In Uludag, A. & Butler-Pascoe, M.E. (Eds.) English Interactive Online, Cisco Learning Institute.

Alidou, H. & Kelch, K. (2007) "Reading and Vocabulary Skills in the L2 Classroom." In Uludag, A. & Butler-Pascoe, M.E. (Eds.) English Interactive Online, Cisco Learning Institute.

Kelch, K. & Santana-Williamson, E. (2003) "ESL Students' Attitudes Toward NS/NNS Accents." CATESOL Journal. Spring 2003

Kelch, K. (1985) "Modified input as an aid to comprehension." Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 7: 81 - 90.

"Teacher Study Groups as Professional Development." Presentation given at International TESOL Conference, New York. April, 2008."

"Promoting Teacher Development in an Intensive English Program." Presentation given at CATESOL state conference, San Diego, California. April, 2007.

"Listening and Speaking Skills in Communicative Language Teaching." Presentation given for Jordanian Ministry of Education curriculum project. November, 2006.

"ESL Students' Attitudes Toward NS/NNS Accents." Teacher training workshop given at CATESOL state conference, Ontario, California. April, 2002.

"Curriculum Development in English Language Programs." Presentation given at Kainan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Academic History and Background

B.A., English (Cum Laude), Cal Poly, Pomona

M.A., English as a Second Language (Cum Laude), University of Hawaii, Manoa, 1984

EdD, Alliant International University Dissertation Title: "Articulating Teacher Belief Systems in an Intensive English Program. A Case Study", 2005

California Council on Teacher Education

Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (International, State, and Local chapters)

American Association of Intensive English Programs

National Association of Foreign Student Advisors

Professional Practice and Community Service

Southern California Coordinator & Director, curriculum developer and instructor, CTEL Program, 2008-Present

Assistant Professor, Alliant International University, San Diego, California, 2005-Present

Director, International Language Education and Cultural Center, 2000-Present

Mid Pacific Institute, English Language Program, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1988-1989

New Intensive Course in English, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, 1987-1988

Tokyo Foreign Language College, Tokyo, Japan, 1986-1987

Uniden Corporation, English Instructor, Tokyo, Japan, 1986-1987

Alliant International University, Institutional Review Board, HSOE representative