Stephen Foulkrod

Instructor, English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)


Research and Teaching Interests

Stephen's research interests include: developing a highly engaging, student-centered approach to learning, academic discourse and critical thinking.  In addition, he is exploring the cultural, linguistic and educational differences among international students studying in U.S. universities.  He is a contributing author of a book titled, Learner's Privilege and Responsibility: A Critical Examination of the Experiences and Perspectives of Learners from Chinese Backgrounds in the United States; his chapter is titled, Different Educational Norms and Linguistic Proficiency: Looking at Chinese Students’ Classroom Participation and Social Interaction on a U.S. University Campus.




Courses

ENL 201-Intermediate English for Non-native Speakers

ENL 202-Intermediate English for Non-native Speakers

ENL 211-Composition for Non-native Speakers of English

ENL 213-Advanced Academic Writing and Research for Non-native Speakers of English

ENL 615-Enhancing Listening, Speaking and Presentation Skills in English





Education

M. A. TESOL, LeMoyne College
M.S.T. Education, Lemoyne College
B.A. Economics, St. John Fisher College




Career

ESL Instructor, Syracuse University 
ESL Lecturer, Rochester Institute of Technology
Business English Instructor, English Language Institute
Pronunciation Instructor, English Language Institute
Academic Director, ELS SUNY Brockport
Data Analyst, Xerox Corporation
Marketing Analyst, Xerox Corporation




Other interests

Stephen is also passionate about soccer, archery, fly fishing, dog training, disc golf and gardening.