James Perren

James Perren | Associate Professor

Research Interests

James M. Perren is a TESOL teacher educator, author, editor, community activist/community organizer, and educational consultant.

Biography

Dr. James Perren teaches at Alliant International University in San Diego, California and spends his

professional energy developing instructional concepts and procedures for graduate TESOL programs in the California School of Education.

James has taught EFL in Japan, teacher training in Jamaica, and ESL and teacher training in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and California. James M. Perren earned a BA degree in Spanish and an MA degree in TESOL from San José State University in California. His formal education also includes completing a Doctorate in Education in Language Arts/TESOL in the Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology in Education (C.I.T.E.) Department from Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Education

  • Assistant and Associate Professor of ESL and TESOL.

Publications

2013

Strategic Steps to Successful Service-Learning in TESOL: From Critical to Practical. Engaged Teaching and Learning: Service-Learning, Civic Literacy and TESOL-Special Topic Issue of the TESOL Journal, 4(3), 487-513.

2013

Directives, Interaction and English Language Service-Learning Projects. MITESOL Messages, 40(1) 9-10, Michigan Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Newsletter.

2013

Perren, J., Thornton, J., & Grove, N. Three Curricular Innovations for Service-Learning in ESL Programs. Engaged Teaching and Learning: Service-Learning, Civic Literacy and TESOL-Special Topic Issue of the TESOL Journal, 4(3), 463-486.

2015

Critical Study of Gender and Teacher-Designed Interactive Educational Websites. In M. Khosrow-Pour (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology (3rd Edition). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

2014

Producing Pathways to Proficient Pronunciation with Learner-Designed Pronunciation Stations. In J. E. Aitken (Ed.), Cases on Communication Technology for Second-Language Acquisition and Cultural Learning (pp. 231-262). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

2017

Light Bulb Joke Warm-ups for Satire about Social Issues. In J. Rucynski (Ed.), New Ways in Teaching with Humor (New Ways in TESOL Series). Alexandria, VA: TESOL..

2017

Limericks for Fun Pronunciation Practice. In J. Rucynski (Ed.), New Ways in Teaching with Humor (New Ways in TESOL Series). Alexandria, VA: TESOL.

2017

Intercultural Communication through Technology. In J. E. Liontas (Ed.), TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching. Alexandria, VA: TESOL.

2015

Three's Company. In A. Lewis, & H. Reinders (Eds.), New Ways in Teaching Adults (Revised Edition: New Ways in TESOL Series). Alexandria, VA: TESOL.

2014

The Flyswatter Scanning Game. In A. Coxhead (Ed.), New Ways in Teaching Vocabulary (Revised Edition: New Ways in TESOL Series). Alexandria, VA: TESOL.

2013

Writing for Internet Publication. In J. C. Mussman (Ed.), New Ways in Teaching Writing (Revised Edition: New Ways in TESOL Series) (pp. 201-203). Alexandria, VA: TESOL.

2013

Speed Dating for Research Paper Writing. In J. C. Mussman (Ed.), New Ways in Teaching Writing (Revised Edition: New Ways in TESOL Series) (pp. 184-185). Alexandria, VA: TESOL.

2013

Wang, S., & Perren, J. Online Peer Response. In J. C. Mussman (Ed.), New Ways in Teaching Writing (Revised Edition: New Ways in TESOL Series) (pp. 275-277). Alexandria, VA: TESOL.

2015

Perren, J., & Wurr, A. J. (Ed.s). Learning the Language of Global Citizenship: Strengthening Service-Learning in TESOL. Champaign, IL: Common Ground Publishing.

2018

Perren, J., Kelch, K., Byun, J., Cervantes, S., & Safavi, S. (Eds.). (2018). Application of CALL Theory in ESL and EFL Environments. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

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