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.
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