John Stasinopoulos

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John Stasinopoulos, Ph.D.

Professor, ESL

Tel.: (630) 942-2013
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2516D
stasinop@cod.edu

 

AREAS OF INTEREST

  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Sociolinguistics & Theoretical Linguistics
  • “World Englishes” (International English Language Varieties)

 

RECENT COURSES TAUGHT

Academic Writing III (ESL 0553)

Academic Grammar III (ESL 0663)

Academic Reading III (ESL 0443)

Academic Writing II (ESL 0552)

 

CURRENT PROJECTS

  • Co-Chairing Study Abroad Scholarship Committee
  • Participating in ESL Program Review
  • Researching ESL Student Perspectives on American Culture
  • Developing ESL Website

  

Selected Publications, Presentations, & Book reviews

  • “Corpus Linguistics: Words in Their Natural Habitats” Presentation given at Community College Humanities Association (CCHA), Iowa City (October 2012)
  • “ESL Teachers’ Unreal Expectations of Their Students’ Writing Proficiency” Presentation given at the 4th Annual Conference on Accelaration (CCRC), Baltimore (June 2012)
  • “Sociolinguistics and its Implications for L2 Pedagogy” Presentation given at Irkutsk State Linguistics University in Irkutsk, Russia (April 2010) 
  • “Political Correctness in English Language Teaching” Presentation given at Irkutsk State Linguistics University in Irkutsk, Russia (March 2010)
  •  “Language Attitudes in the United States” Presentation given at Irkutsk State Linguistics University in Irkutsk, Russia (March 2010)
  •  “Corpus Linguistics in the Second/Foreign Language Classroom” Presentation given at Irkutsk State Linguistics University in Irkutsk, Russia (February 2010)
  • “Pragmatics and Second Language Acquisition” Presentation given at Irkutsk State Linguistics University in Irkutsk, Russia (February 2010)
  • “Unreal Expectations in Language Teaching and Learning” Presentation given at the TESOL conference in Denver, Colorado (March 2009)
  • “World Englishes in the European Context” Presentation given at the TESOL conference in New York City Washington (April 2008)
  • “Learning Communities Helping Refugees Transition into College” Presentation given at College of DuPage (February 2008)
  • “Nursing an ESL Faculty Working Together” Presentation given at the TESOL conference in Seattle, Washington (March 2007)
  • “VESL Learning Communities for Adult Learners.” Presentation given at the TESOL conference in Seattle, Washington (March 2007)
  • “Using News Sources in Academic ESL Classes.” Presentation given at the Illinois TESOL/BE conference in Naperville, Illinois (March 2007)
  • "Helping Nursing Students: ESL and Nursing Faculty Working Together." Presentation given at the Illinois TESOL/BE conference in Naperville, Illinois (March 2007)
  • “The Power of Personal Narrative: What We Can Learn from our Students” Chapter accepted for publication in Perspectives on Community College ESL SeriesStudent, Mission, and Advocacy (Amy Blumenthal, Ed.). Published by TESOL. Forthcoming.
  • “An Interdisciplinary Approach to the needs of Non-Native Speaking Nursing Students” Nurse Educator May/June 2006 Issue
  • "ESL Assessment, Integration, and Matriculation” Presentation given at University of Illinois-Allerton (April 2006)
  • “Raising Awareness, Building Connections for Adult Learners” Presentation given at the TESOL conference in Tampa, Florida (March 2006)
  • “Sociopolitical Change and Language Use in Europe” Presentation given at the TESOL conference in San Antonio, Texas (April 2005)
  • “English as a Second Language Curricula” Presentation given at University of Illinois-Allerton (April 2005)
  • “Discovering Our ESL Students’ Strengths” Presentation given at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, Illinois (November 2004)
  • “Teaching ESL through Business Content” Presentation given at the TESOL conference in Long Beach, California (April 2004)
  • “ Student-Directed Activities in a Multicultural Classroom.” Presentation given at Illinois Community College Teaching and Learning Excellence conference in Springfield, Illinois ((October 2003)
  • “My Students are my Teachers.” Presentation given at the TESOL conference in Baltimore City, Maryland (March 2003)    
  • “The Use of Newspapers and other Periodicals in ESL reading Courses.” Presentation given at the TESOL conference in Salt Lake City, Utah (April 2002)
  • “Creating Combined ESL & Content-Based Courses.” Research paper. Part of Innovation Incubator Project at College of DuPage.
  • “The Internet for ESL Teachers and Students.” Ohio TESOL Newsletter, 2 2 (2), Spring 1998.
  • “The Internet in the Classroom.” Workshop presentation. Franklin University, Columbus, Ohio.
  • Review of Write Now1e: Paragraph to Essay Published by Pearson (2009)
  • Review of Write Time, Write Place. Published by Pearson (2009)
  • Review of Grammar Workbook. Publishd by Cambridge University Press. (2009)
  • Review of Blueprints for the Paragraph. Published by Houghton Mifflin. (2006)
  • Review of Mosaic Two: A Content-Based Grammar. Published by McGraw Hill. (2005)

 
EDUCATION

  • Ph.D. Foreign and Second Language Education (TESOL) & Linguistics, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
  • M.A. Foreign and Second Language Education (TESOL) & Linguistics, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
  • B.A. English Literature and Linguistics & Greek Literature and Linguistics, University of Athens, Greece

 

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

Visiting Fulbright Scholar at Irkutsk State Linguistics University, Russia (2010)

Biography included in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2004

Biography included in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 2003

Nominated by colleagues for Outstanding Faculty Award, 2003

Nominated by students for Outstanding Faculty Award, 2000