Academic Service Learning (ASL) in the Humanities: An Example from an English Department

By Fabiola P. Ehlers-Zavala.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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This article offers an example of the integration of academic service-learning (ASL) in the humanities. It specifically relates the case of the integration of ASL in the graduate-level preparation of teachers of English language learners in response to both institutional and professional expectations. It offers a rationale for the adoption of this pedagogy in this particular context as well as key information relevant to any faculty member interested in adopting this pedagogy.

Keywords: Humanities, Academic Service Learning, Teachers of English Language Learners

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 9, Issue 5, pp.1-14. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 760.054KB).

Dr. Fabiola P. Ehlers-Zavala

Associate Professor, Department of English, College of Liberal Arts, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Dr. Fabiola P. Ehlers-Zavala is an Associate Professor in the Department of English at Colorado State University (CSU), where she is also currently serving as faculty associate of the Center for Community Literacy, Research and Outreach. Her areas of research include: second language reading, second language assessment, and ESL/bilingual teacher preparation. She is the co-author of Reading strategies for Spanish speakers. Other publications in journals and books include: How can teachers help adolescent language learners (2009); Teaching adolescent English language learners (2008); Assessing English language learners (ELLs) in Mainstream Classrooms (2006); Bilingual reading from a dual coding perspective (2005); Preparing quality bilingual/bicultural teachers in the 21st Century: A PDS Model for Educational Change and Success (2004); Use of lexical borrowings in Sonoran border Spanish, MEX TESOL Journal, (2003). She serves in the editorial board of the International Multilingual Research Journal, and TESOL Journal. She has been an active member, and frequent presenter at the annual meetings of the American Association for Applied Linguistics, Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), and the International Reading Association (IRA). In addition to serving in various TESOL committees, she is Past-President of Illinois TESOL, and a current member of Colorado TESOL.

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