Introduction
Teaching Interests
Educational Background




Charter College of Education

Marguerite Ann Snow
Professor


Office: King Hall A2036
Phone: 323 343-4373
FAX: 323 343-5336
Email: asnow@calstatela.edu



INTRODUCTION

My career in TESOL/Applied Linguistics has been profoundly influenced by Professor Russell N. Campbell, my mentor at UCLA. Professor Campbell, an early proponent of bilingualism and a believer in the power of early language acquisition, founded the Culver City Spanish Immersion Program in 1972. Modeled after the French immersion model in Montreal, Canada, the Spanish Immersion Program was the first immersion program in the United States. Immersion education can now be found in virtually every state in the U. S. and offers a second/foreign language experience to school-age children in a variety of foreign languages, including Spanish, French, German, Hebrew, Arabic, Japanese, Chinese, and Hawaiian.

I began conducting research at the Culver City Spanish Immersion Program in 1977. This research led to both my MA thesis and doctoral dissertation at UCLA and, more broadly, interest in the area of language and content integration, that is, using subject matter as a methodology for language teaching. My first book, Content-Based Second Language Instruction, published in 1987 (with my co-authors Donna Brinton and Marjorie Wesche) was just re-released in 2003 as a University of Michigan Press “classics” edition. This work and other publications apply the notion of content-based instruction to ESL and English for academic purposes (EAP) settings, both in K-12 and postsecondary contexts.

A second strand of Dr. Campbell’s influence may be found in my interest in the teaching of English in international settings. I first worked abroad as a Fulbright scholar at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1985-86. Since that time I have conducted teacher training all over the world - in such diverse settings as Argentina, Brazil, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Morocco, Pakistan, Russia, Spain, and Turkey. More recently, I have worked on a U. S. Agency for International Development project to develop EFL standards in Egypt.

I am gratified that my research and teaching efforts have been recognized. I received the Pimsleur Award from ACTFL for the best research study in foreign language education (along with my co-authors Amado Padilla and Russell Campbell) and was given the Outstanding Professor award at California State University, Los Angeles. All of my on-going professional activities, whether in the U.S. or abroad, offer interesting challenges for combining teaching and scholarship in TESOL/Applied Linguistics.


TEACHING INTERESTS

I teach a variety of courses in the TESOL MA program: TESL 400: Linguistics in Language Education; TESL 564: Teaching English for Academic Purposes; TESL 572: ESL/EFL Course, Syllabus, and Materials Design. I also occasionally EDSE 430: ESL in the Content Areas for the Division of Curriculum & Instruction.


Research Interests

Representative Professional Activities

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Selected Publications/Presentations

BOOKS
in press Richard-Amato, P., & Snow, M. A. (Eds.). (in press). Academic Success for English language learners: Strategies for K-12 mainstream teachers. New York: Longman.
forthcoming Snow, M. A., & Kamhi-Stein, L. D. (Eds.). (forthcoming). Designing a new course for adults: TESOL curriculum development series. Alexandria, VA: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
2003 Brinton, D. M., Snow, M. A., & Wesche, M. B. (2003). Content-based second language instruction – Michigan Classics Edition. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.
2000 Snow, M. A. (Ed.). (2000). Implementing the ESL standards for pre-K-12 students through teacher education. Alexandria, VA: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.
1997 Snow, M. A., & Brinton, D. M. (Eds.). (1997). The content-based classroom: Perspectives on integrating language and content. New York: Addison Wesley Longman.
1992 Richard-Amato, P., & Snow, M. A. (Eds.). (1992). The multicultural classroom: Readings for content-area teachers. New York: Longman.
1989 Brinton, D. M., Snow, M. A., & Wesche, M. B. (1989). Content-based second language instruction. New York: Newbury House.
Refereed Journal Articles and Chapters/Sections in Books
in press Snow, M. A. (in press). Themes in TESOL MA teacher education. In D. Tedick (Ed.), Teacher education for second and foreign language contexts: International perspectives on research and practice. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
in press Snow, M. A. (in press). Primary language instruction: A bridge to English language development. In California State Department of Education, Schooling and language minority students: A theoretical framework (3rd.ed.). California State University, Los Angeles: Evaluation, Dissemination and Assessment Center.
in press Snow, M. A., & Omar, M., & Katz, A. M. (in press). The development of EFL standards in Egypt: Collaboration between native and non-native professionals. In L. Kamhi-Stein (Ed.), Learning and teaching from experience: Perspectives on non-native English-speaking professionals. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.
in press Katz, A. M., & Snow, M. A. (2003). Process and product in educational innovation: Implementing standards in Egypt. Prospect: An Australian Journal of TESOL, 18(1), 53-67.
2002 Snow, M.A., & Kamhi-Stein, L. D. (2002). Teaching and learning academic literacy through Project LEAP. In J. Crandall & D. Kaufman (Eds.), Content-based instruction in higher education settings (pp. 169-181). Alexandria, VA: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.
2001 Snow, M. A. (2001). Content-based and immersion models for second and foreign language teaching. In M. Celce-Murcia (Ed.), Teaching English as a second or foreign language (3rd ed.), (pp. 303-318). Boston, MA: Heinle & Heinle.
1998 Snow, M. A. (1998). Trends and issues in content-based instruction. Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, 18, 243-267.
1997 Snow, M. A. (1997). Teaching academic literacy skills: Discipline faculty take responsibility. In M. A. Snow & D. M. Brinton (Eds.), The content-based classroom: Perspectives on integrating language and content (pp.290-304). New York: Addison Wesley Longman.
Presentions
2002 INTESOL, Indianapolis, Indiana; November 2002 Plenary speaker "Content-Based Instruction: A Look Back, A Look Forward"
2002 Midwest TESOL, Bloomington, Minnesota; November 2002 Plenary speaker "Content-Based Instruction: Looking Back, Looking Forward"
2002 The Fourth Cairo Conference for Returned Participants, Egypt; April 2002 Plenary speaker "Implementing Standards in Egypt: Are you up for the Challenge(s)?
2002 English Language Fellows Mid-year Conference, Budapest, Hungary February 2002; Conference speaker "Content-Based Instruction: Why, Where, and How?"
2001 Feria Internacional del Libro de Buenos Aires, Argentina; May 2001; Plenary speaker "Content-Based Instruction: Why, Where, and How?"
2001 University of Minnesota, Second International Conference on Language Teacher Education, May 2001; Plenary speaker: "Processes of Language Teacher Education"

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EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Ph.D. Applied Linguistics 1985
University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

MA Teaching English as a Second Language 1979
University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA

BA Linguistics 1977
University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA


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