Sue Barfield

TEACHING AND EXPERIENCING ROMA CULTURE (B1 LOWER SECONDARY; ALL TEACHERS) FRIDAY 2.45-3.30PM

In this workshop, Igor (a Teach for Slovakia teacher) will talk about his two-year English teaching experience at a Roma school, including how he used the tri-lingual (Slovak, English, Romani) book “Children of the Sun” in his classroom and the after-school program. Sue will present the background of the book, including implementation strategies.  Each participant will receive a CD of the book which is narrated in three languages by the authors.

Dr Susan Barfield (Professor Emeritus at Montana State University-Billings) received a Ph.D. in Education (Multicultural/Bilingual/ESL) from sue bGeorge Mason University. She has been a Fulbright Scholar twice, the last one where she taught English at the University of Prešov (the former with the Ministry of Education in Chile).  She has co-authored three books in Slovakia, two tri-lingual children’s books and a Teachers’ Manual on how to use the books in the classroom.  She has presented in over eight countries, taught as a Faculty Scholar at the Middleburg Center for Transatlantic Studies in The Netherlands, and has contracted with three U.S. Embassies and three Fulbright Offices around the world.  She has received numerous awards, including Faculty Achievement and Professor Emeritus Awards.  Last year she started a non-profit organization, Project International Pride, whose mission is “respect for and tolerance of other cultures”. sbarfield@msubillings.edu; http://www.msubillings.edu/COEFaculty/Barfield; http://www.projectinternationalpride.org/

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