Positions

Overview

  • Currently, I am Assistant Professor of English Learner Education in UAB's Department of Curriculum and Instruction. My responsibilities include teaching EESL 615Grammar for ESL Teachers and EESL 610 Second Language Acquisition in the Master of Arts in Education program for teaching English as a Second Language (ESL). I also manage the grant for Southeast ECHO: ELs Charting new Horizons and Opportunities. I hold a Ph.D. in Secondary Curriculum and Instruction with a focus in Educational Linguistics from the University of Alabama where I developed my current research interests of language use, identity, and the relationship between school and community. I received a Masters of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MA-TESOL) from the University of Alabama, which focused on academic writing in higher educational settings. My Bachelor of Arts degree is in German language and literature from Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia.

    My fascination with the intersection of identity, language, and culture has been encouraged through my life and professional experiences. As a 6th grader, I lived in Z├╝rich Switzerland where I was a GSL student (German as a Second Language) in public school. In college, as a German major, I lived in Marburg Germany for more than a year studying at the Phillips Universit├Ąt. Each of those experiences afforded me important insights into perspectives outside of the United States. However, working at the United Nations Headquarters in New York as a German-speaking tour guide set my foundation for a much broader understanding of the cultural world we live in. While my experiences with the UN sparked new global perspectives, living in Ecuador for five years instilled in me a profound appreciation and respect for the ingenuity of cultural practices, including those that were both familiar and unfamiliar to me.

    My respect for the professionalization of teaching English as a second/foreign language began when I accepted a position as an "English teacher" in Ecuador on the merits of being a native speaker, and found myself to be woefully unprepared. Through my degree programs and my work as a K-12 ESL Specialist, I have had numerous opportunities to teach ESL/EFL students in a variety of contexts, from pre-k children in their first school setting all the way through high school, university and professional levels, to adults taking conversational English. I look forward to working with Alabama educators so that, together, we can continue strengthening positive, effective learning environments for English learners in classrooms across the state.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2018 The Role of Speaking in Academic LanguageThe TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching.  Teaching Speaking and Pronunciation, Volume 3:1789-1794. 2018

    Chapter

    Year Title Altmetric
    2014 An introspective look at a short-term, summer study program for Chinese professors of English as a foreign language.  153-165. 2014

    Teaching Activities

  • EESL007 - Community English Teaching (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • EESL510 - Second Language Acquisition (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • EESL515 - Gram and Ling for ESL Teachers (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • EESL610 - Second Language Acquisition (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • EESL615 - Gram and Ling for ESL Teachers (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • HC113 - Honors Seminar in Education (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • EESL007 - Community English Teaching (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • EESL513 - Tchng ESL in Multicrl Societ (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • EESL515 - Gram and Ling for ESL Teachers (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • EESL613 - Teaching ESL in a Multicu Soc (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • EESL615 - Gram and Ling for ESL Teachers (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • EESL670 - Engaging Fam and Community (Summer Term 2019) 2019
  • EESL007 - Community English Teaching (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • EESL007 - Community English Teaching (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • EESL610 - Second Language Acquisition (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • HC219 - Honors Seminar (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • HC396 - Honors Service Learning (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • EESL007 - Community English Teaching (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • EESL007 - Community English Teaching (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • EESL510 - Second Language Acquisition (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • EESL610 - Second Language Acquisition (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • EESL647 - Instr Assessment: Rdg Writing (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • EESL670 - Engaging Fam and Community (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • HC113 - Honors Seminar in Education (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • EESL007 - Community English Teaching (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • EESL513 - Tchng ESL in Multicrl Societ (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • EESL515 - Gram and Ling for ESL Teachers (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • EESL613 - Teaching ESL in a Multicu Soc (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • EESL615 - Gram and Ling for ESL Teachers (Summer Term 2018) 2018
  • EESL007 - Community English Teaching (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • EESL007 - Community English Teaching (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • EESL510 - Second Language Acquisition (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • EESL610 - Second Language Acquisition (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • EESL657 - Instr Assess: Listening Spkg (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • HC396 - Honors Service Learning (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • EESL007 - Community English Teaching (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • EESL007 - Community English Teaching (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • EESL510 - Second Language Acquisition (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • EESL610 - Second Language Acquisition (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • EESL647 - Instr Assessment: Rdg Writing (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • EESL657 - Instr Assess: Listening Spkg (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • HC113 - Honors Seminar in Education (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • EESL615 - Gram and Ling for ESL Teachers (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • EESL513 - Tchng ESL in Multicrl Societ (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • EESL515 - Gram and Ling for ESL Teachers (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • EESL613 - Teaching ESL in a Multicu Soc (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • EESL615 - Gram and Ling for ESL Teachers (Summer Term 2017) 2017
  • EESL007 - Community English Teaching (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • EESL510 - Second Language Acquisition (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • EESL610 - Second Language Acquisition (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • EESL657 - Instr Assess: Listening Spkg (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • EESL007 - Community English Teaching (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • EESL008 - Community ESL Mentoring (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • EESL610 - Second Language Acquisition (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • EESL637 - Meth Tchg Eng Internat Lang (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • EEC674 - Language Development (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • EESL615 - Gram and Ling for ESL Teachers (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • EDC711 - Analysis and Eval of Teaching (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • EESL613 - Teaching ESL in a Multicu Soc (Summer Term 2016) 2016
  • EESL007 - Community English Classes (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • EESL007 - Community English Classes (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • EESL007 - Community English Classes (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • EESL610 - Second Language Acquisition (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • EESL610 - Second Language Acquisition (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • EESL007 - Community English Classes (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • EESL007 - Community English Classes (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • EESL610 - Second Language Acquisition (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • EESL610 - Second Language Acquisition (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • EESL615 - Grammar for ESL Teachers (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • EDC711 - Analysis and Eval of Teaching (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • EDC720 - Problems and Issues in Educ (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • EESL613 - Teaching ESL in a Multicu Soc (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • EESL620 - Special Topics in ESL (Summer Term 2015) 2015
  • EESL610 - Second Language Acquisition (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • EESL610 - Second Language Acquisition (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • EESL637 - Meth Tchg Eng Internat Lang (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • EESL610 - Second Language Acquisition (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • EESL610 - Second Language Acquisition (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • EESL610 - Second Language Acquisition (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • EESL615 - Grammar for ESL Teachers (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • EESL613 - Teaching ESL in a Multicu Soc (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • EESL615 - Grammar for ESL Teachers (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • EESL620 - Special Topics in ESL (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • EDC711 - Analysis and Eval of Teaching (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • EDC720 - Problems and Issues in Educ (Summer Term 2014) 2014
  • EEC674 - Language Development (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • EESL637 - Meth Tchg Eng Internat Lang (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • EESL610 - Second Language Acquisition (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • EESL615 - Grammar for ESL Teachers (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • EESL615 - Grammar for ESL Teachers (Summer Term 2013) 2013
  • Education And Training

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Teaching English Or French As a Second Or Foreign Language, University of Alabama 2013
  • Master of Arts in Teaching English As a Second Or Foreign Language / Esl Language Instructor, University of Alabama 2000
  • Full Name

  • Josephine Prado