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2002 Fred Malkemes Prize Goes to Jean McConochie
Winning article gives practical tips on composition

The American Language Institute of New York University's School of Continuing and Professional Studies is pleased to announce that Jean McConochie has won the 2002 Fred W. Malkemes Prize. The prize of $1,000 was awarded at the 24th annual winter conference of the NYS TESOL Applied Linguistics SIG, held at LaGuardia Community College, City University of New York, on February 23, 2002.

The Malkemes Prize was established in memory of Fred W. Malkemes, a respected educator and for nearly 20 years a member of the faculty of NYU's American Language Institute. The Malkemes Prize selection committee seeks articles on topics which were of special interest to Fred, which include: teaching and classroom practice; language teacher education; adult literacy; computer-assisted language learning; and developing materials for use in ESOL classrooms for beginning students.

The winning article, "Feeling and Acting like a Writer," appeared in The TESOL Journal, Vol. 9, No. 4, Winter 2000. It is a clear and well-organized presentation of some writing devices that ware often vague and inaccessible to ESOL students. The article guides second-language writers--and their teachers--into the terminology and techniques of experienced authors. It is an artfully crafted yet practical work.

McConochie holds a doctorate from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is Professor of English and Director of ESL, in the Department of English at Pace University, New York. She has served as Editor of NYS TESOL's Idiom, 1978-80, and Publications Committee Chair, 1999-2001. She is also a former convention chair, 1985, and a former president of TESOL, 1989-90. Her publications include the three-volume work, Twentieth Century American Short Stories, Boston: Heinle & Heinle, 1995.

The American Language Institute has been providing English instruction to speakers of other languages for more than 50 years. It is one of the largest and most respected programs in the country, offering courses at all levels of proficiency. The Fred W. Malkemes Fund, founded in 1988, is a permanent endowment of New York University.

Press Release from New York University