Publication Date


Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Patrick Moran

Second Advisor

Lisa A. Brodkey


This paper discusses my 1981 summer teaching experience at TASIS England, an American boarding school located outside London. In this environment, there were personal constraints both on the students and on myself. I increased my knowledge of the shape and structure of English and how to teach it. In the classroom there are always discipline problems. I look at one way I found to deal with them. In this boarding school environment, I had additional duties that gave me the opportunity to learn about teenagers. I also gained some insight into culture and how to relate to these international students as people.


Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Education | First and Second Language Acquisition | Linguistics