Introduction and Sample pages

Sample of the Glossary



Teaching in the United States
A Guide for International Educators A Professional Resource Handbook


By Julie Damron, PH.D


Teaching in the United States $ 17.50

ISBN 13:978-0-86647-355-2
ISBN 10: 0-86647-355-6



Teaching in the United States
A Guide for International Educators

This handbook is designed to help international educators, whether visiting scholar, professor, secondary school teacher, or teaching assistant, understand and appropriately respond to their experiences as a teacher in the United States.

In the first three sections of the book, Dr. Damron gives a detailed description of the U.S. educational system, describing types of schools and the culture of the American classroom (both of the faculty and the students). Then in a unit on American Educational Practices, she covers traditions and student and teacher expectations. Finally, she focuses on the personal experiences the international educator may expect within both the school and local cultures (particularly how to interact appropriately with other teachers, supervisors, and the school administration). A fourteen-page glossary of terms and expressions that an educator is likely to encounter is appended to the text. Dr. Damron's overall intention is to make an international educator's experience teaching in the United States as comfortable and successful as possible for all concerned.

A useful companion to this book is the cultural handbook Living in the United States. http://www.prolinguaassociates.com/Living_In_The_US/index.html

Other Pro Lingua books that may be useful to international educators:

Teaching Languages for Communication and Accuracy

Pronunciation Practice

Teaching North American English Pronunciation

Understanding Teaching Through Learning

The ESL Miscellany: A treasury of cultural and linguistic information: Teacher Resource


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