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My name is Janet L. Pierce.

I have a PhD in English, Composition and TESOL and taught English as a Second Language (ESL) for 27 years. I have designed ESL courses for teachers entering the ESL field, and taught the classes through Intermediate Units 1 and 7, and written a book used in the field. I also have had poems published in several anthologies and won poetry awards. I have taught a class for the University of Pittsburgh and a summer class at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

I have written historical feature articles for the Tribune Review, as well as having been an editor, newspaper reporter and photographer for the Standard Observer Community News. My publications also include but are not limited to the following: Teaching ELs- Cultural Implications, Communications, Connections and Curriculum (2019); two chapters in TESOL’s New Ways in Teaching Speaking (2018); as well as a chapter in TESOL’s Revitalizing a Curriculum for School-Age Learners, and an article in TESL-EJ, volume 16, Number 1.

Additionally I have been active in Three Rivers TESOL, the Affiliate Leadership Council of International TESOL and currently am a member of TESOL International’s Publishing Press Council.

I love to sing, paint and draw. I have written and performed songs at various churches and venues throughout the Greater Pittsburgh area.

To contact me for more information email me at: 

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