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Elfrieda Lepp-Kaethler

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Elfrieda Lepp-Kaethler, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of TESOL

Elfrieda Lepp-Kaethler (Ph.D. Psycholinguistics, University of Nottingham, UK) grew up on a grain farm near Rivers, Manitoba. She has worked as a language teacher and teacher educator in many countries including Paraguay, Ukraine, China and The Philippines. On faculty at Providence since 2000, she has taught in the graduate division of Providence’s TESOL and TTESOL programs since 2006. Her research interests include motivation in language learning and the role of visual art in instructed second language acquisition. One of her favourite hobbies is committing random acts of crocheting. 

  • 444.75/445.75 Guided Research I & II in TESOL
  • 445.64 Language Teacher Education
  • 445.63 Assessment Placement and Evaluation
  • 444.23/444.63 Sociolinguistics
  • 444.24/222.35 Psycholinguistics
  • 444.61 Applied Linguistics III
  • 444.71 Guided Readings in TESOL
  • 444.72 Guided Readings in TTESOL
  • 446.61/GS6205 Foreign Language Study
  • 449.31/449.61 TESOL Practicum I
  • 449.32/449.62 TESOL Practicum II
  • 449.71 TTESOL Practicum I
  • 449.72 TTESOL Practicum II

University of Nottingham (UK)

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), English Studies

2013

Providence Theological Seminary (MB)

Master's Degree (M.A.), Global Studies, TTESOL

2003

University of Winnipeg (MB)

Bachelor's Degree (B.Ed.), Education

1990

Instituto de Formación Docente (PY)

Education Degree, Bilingual Education (German/Spanish)

1980

Present

  • Providence University College, Faculty (since 2007)

Past

  • Steinbach Bible College (Steinbach, MB), TESOL Instructor (2003-2006)
  • Providence College, Adjunct Faculty (2000-2006)
  • South Eastman English and Literacy Services (Steinbach, MB), ESL Instructor; Program Coordinator (1996-2002, 2005)
  • ASCIM Paraguay (Filadelfia, PY), Director of Literacy and Spanish as a Second Language Program (1990-1995)
  • ASCIM Paraguay (Filadelfia, PY), Teacher (1981)

Professional Associations

  • TESL/TEAM Manitoba
  • TESL Canada
  • TESOL International
  • Southeastern English and Literacy Services (SEELS) (Board Member)

Book and Book Chapters

  • Lepp-Kaethler, E. & Dörnyei, Z. (2012) The Role of Sacred Texts in Enhancing Motivation and Living the Vision in SLA. in M. Wong et. al. Christian Faith and English Language Teaching and Learning: Research on the Interrelationship of Religion and ELT. New York: Routledge.
  • Tiessen, G., & Lepp-Kaethler, E. (2011). Faith Portraits II Acts of the Apostles: Witness to all Nations. English for Academic Purposes Language Curriculum. Otterburne: Providence Bookstore Publishing.
  • Tiessen, G., & Lepp-Kaethler, E. (2008). Faith Portraits I The Gospel of Luke: The Family of God. English Language Curriculum. Otterburne: Providence Bookstore Publishing.

English Language Curricula

Additional Publications

  • Lepp-Kaethler, E. & Dörnyei, Z. (2012) The Role of Sacred Texts in Enhancing Motivation and Living the Vision in SLA. in M. Wong et. al.  Christian Faith and English Language Teaching and Learning: Research on the Interrelationship of Religion and ELT. New York: Routledge.
  • Tiessen, G., & Lepp-Kaethler, E. (2011). Faith Portraits II Acts of the Apostles: Witness to all Nations. English for Academic Purposes Language Curriculum. Otterburne: Providence Bookstore Publishing.
  • Tiessen, G., & Lepp-Kaethler, E. (2008). Faith Portraits I The Gospel of Luke: The Family of God. English Language Curriculum. Otterburne: Providence Bookstore Publishing.
  • Lepp-Kaethler, E. (2006). Integrating Pronunciation into EAP Vocabulary Development. TEAL Manitoba Journal, Vol. 22 Number 2, pp 4-8.
  • Tiessen, G., & Lepp-Kaethler, E. (2006). Faith Journey I The Life of Joseph: Following God’s Dream. Bible-based English Language Curriculum. Otterburne: Providence Bookstore Publishing.
  • Tiessen, G., & Lepp-Kaethler, E. (2006). Faith Journey II The Life of Peter: Following God’s Plan. Bible-based English Language Curriculum. Otterburne: Providence Bookstore Publishing.
  • Tiessen, G., Lepp-Kaethler, E., Little, L. (2003). Faith Encounters I Living by Faith: Hebrews 11. Bible-based English Language Curriculum. Providence Bookstore Publishing.
  • Tiessen, G., Lepp-Kaethler, E., Little, L. (2003). Faith Encounters II Believing in Jesus: The Gospel of John. Bible-based English Language Curriculum. Providence Bookstore Publishing.
  • Lepp-Kaethler, E., (1993-1995) Aprendemos para Hoy (Spanish Language and Adult Literacy Curriculum, 6 Volumes) ASCIM: Filadelfia, Paraguay 

Workshops & Presentations

  • Sociolinguistics Issues: Professional Development for English Language Teachers, South Eastman English and Literacy Services, Steinbach, MB. December 8-9, 2014.
  • Teaching English as Christian Mission. North Park Community Church. London, Ontario. November 22, 2014.
  • Teaching English as Christian Mission. Mennonite Brethren Missions, Gretna, MB. July 4, 2014
  • Art as Reflection, Worship and Therapy Series. Providence Theological Seminary, Counselling Dept. Otterburne, MB. June, 2014
  • Professional Development for English Language Teachers. Universidad Evangelica del Paraguay. Asuncion, Paraguay. March 29, April 12, 2014
  • Professional Development for English Language Teachers. Universidad Evanglica: Instituto de Formacion Docente, Filadelfia, Paraguay. April 3-5, 2014
  • Globish: English as a Global Language. Public Lectures, Providence University College and Theological Seminary. McNally Robinson, Winnipeg, MB; Eastman Educational Center, Steinbach, MB. February, 2014.
  • Professional Development for English Language Teachers. Doane Baptist Seminary. Iloilo City, Philippines. October 19 – November 9, 2012
  • Defining Moments: Motivational Strategies in the L2 Classroom. TESL Canada Conference, Kamloops, BC. October 11, 2012
  • Wellspring of Motivation and L2 Vision in SLA: Sacred Texts as Source CELT Conference Jan 27-29, 2012 The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, N.T, Hong Kong
  • Just Imagine! Motivation, Identity and Imagination in the L2 Classroom
  • Grammar for Making Meaning: A functional text-based approach to teaching Grammar
  • Taking English to Task
  • In Language Learner’s Shoes: Narrative Inquiry as Professional Development
  • Integrating Pronunciation into EAP Vocabulary Development
  • Beyond Words – Teaching Pronunciation at a Discourse Level
  • Language Teaching as Hospitality
  • Designing Bible-based ESL/EFL Curriculum
  • Learning to Read and Write in a Second Language: Low Level Adult ESL/Literacy Learners
  • Cultural Lenses: Developing Awareness and Strategies for Interactional Competence
  • Teacher Observation and Supervision
  • Action Research
  • The Lexical Approach
  • Task-based Teaching and Learning
  • Developing a Language Curriculum
  • Canadian Language Benchmarks Assessment Tool