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Educator born in Hagerstown writes guide to TESOL

November 23, 2012

Hagerstown-born and raised educator and author Sarah Anne “Sallie” Shope has announced the publication of “Global TESOL Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages: An Orientation Guide,” released by Globalalis Trendek on Oct. 26.

The book is an orientation for individuals from any walk of life into the profession of TESOL, and a practical guide to developing and teaching courses and lessons for English language learners anywhere across the globe.

Whether a person is an experienced teacher of English as a second or foreign language or someone just beginning to think about ways to get into this field, this book could revolutionize his or her life and career. This resource gives readers a solid foundation and insider tips to ensure teaching success. It contains principles, strategies and techniques for individuals at all levels to discover how to make learning both fun and effective for the teacher and for students, with insights derived from the author's invaluable personal teaching experience.

 In addition to her work in training teachers through various universities and the University of Georgia, Shope teaches English composition and world literature at Gilmer Center in Ellijay, Ga., through Dalton State College and an English course online through Reinhardt University. Her other numerous publications includes a literary short story, essay and poetry.

The book is now available through Barnes & Noble and Amazon.com.

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