The Hub for Multilingual Education and Literacies (HuMEL) at the University of Witwatersrand welcomes Elizabeth Plummer, PhD for the 2019 school year. Dr. Plummer is one of only 170 U.S. citizens selected for the 2018-2019 English Language Fellow Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and administered by the Center for Intercultural Education and Development at Georgetown University.
Dr. Plummer is a May 2018 graduate of the University of Iowa College of Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning with a focus on Foreign Language and ESL Education. She is a specialist in English language teaching, online language education, Computer Assisted Language Learning, educational technology and teacher development. Dr. Plummer is also an alumna of the University of Idaho and Brigham Young University – Hawaii where she received a master’s degree in 2005 (Teaching English as a Second Language) and a bachelor’s degree in 2001 (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)), respectively.
The English Language Fellow Program is the premier opportunity for experienced teachers of TESOL to enact meaningful and sustainable changes in the way that English is taught abroad. Through projects developed by U.S. Embassies in more than 80 countries, Fellows work directly with local teachers, students, and educational professionals to improve the quality of English language instruction offered at prestigious universities and other academic institutions.
We look forward to working with Dr. Plummer this year!
Photo courtesy of Iowa Wildflower Photography.