Shondel Nero to Present on Caribbean Creole English at TESOL Convention

Shondel J. Nero, associate professor and director of Steinhardt’s program in multilingual mullticultural studies, has been named a plenary speaker for the 2011 TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) Convention in New Orleans.Nero will present ‘Encounters With Caribbean Creole English: Language, Identities, and Pedagogy.”

Nero, whose research examines the politics, challenges, and strategies of educating second dialect speakers, will discuss how the recent influx of students speaking Caribbean Creole English (CCE) into classrooms in North American schools affects teaching and learning. The presentation will also cover how using CCE can facilitate Caribbean students’ literacy development and raise language diversity awareness.

Steinhardt’s program in multilingual multicultural studies is in its Department of Teaching and Learning.