Amy Hemmert

Amy Hemmert is a highly regarded English language professional who has worked with teens and adults in high school, adult, university, and intensive English programs in the US and abroad. She is well known for developing engaging materials that challenge students to do their best in a fun, stimulating environment. She is currently the associate dean for international students at Kirby School in Santa Cruz, CA, where she thoroughly enjoys the balance of working as administrator, teacher, and materials developer.

Book Publications

2014 Out & About in the World of Technology: An Introductory Computer Course for Beginning English Learners (with T. Sander) Palm Springs, CA: ALTA English Publishers, 222 pp.

2008 Out & About in the World of Computers: An Introductory Computer Course for Beginning English Learners. (with T. Sander) Palm Springs, CA: ALTA English Publishers, 222 pp.

2005 Out & About: Photocopiable Teacherless Activities for Beginning English Language Learners. (with R. Kappra) Palm Springs, CA: ALTA English Publishers, 258 pp.

2004 Out & About: An Interactive Course in Beginning English. (with R. Kappra) Palm Springs, CA: ALTA English Publishers, 185 pp.

2002 The Laptop Lunch User’s Guide: Fresh Ideas for Making Wholesome, Earth-friendly Lunches Your Kids Will Love. (with T. Pelstring) Santa Cruz, CA: Morning Run Press, 96 pp.

1998 Communicating on Campus: Skills for Academic Speaking. (with G. O’Connell) Palm Springs, CA: ALTA English Publishers, 213 pp.

Articles

2004 “Waste-free Lunches: A Lesson in Environmental Stewardship.” Green Teacher Magazine.

1995 “Grammar Journals.” New Ways in Teaching Grammar. 1995. TESOL Publications.

1993 “EAP Speaking Course Design: Putting Theory into Practice.” (with E. King and R. Homan) Mitaka, Japan:  ICU Language Research Bulletin, Vol. 8: pp. 1-25.

1993 “Grammar-Writing Journals: Where Fluency and Form Meet.” The Language Teacher, March, Vol. 17, No. 3: pp. 47+

1992 “Innovativeness: A Look at Learners of English at ICU.” (with S. Yoshitake) Mitaka, Japan: ICU Language Research Bulletin, Vol. 7: pp. 75-91.

Presentations

2005 “Computer activities to extend the textbook.” CATESOL 2005, Long Beach, CA

2004 “Out and About: Teacherless activities for beginners.” TESOL 2004, Long Beach, CA (with Rick Kappra)

2004 “Teacherless activities for low-level classes.” Pre-conference Institute, CATESOL State Conference 2004, Santa Clara, CA. (with Rick Kappra)

2004 “Out and About: Teacherless activities for beginners.” CATESOL State Conference 2004, Santa Clara, CA (with Rick Kappra)

2004 “Supporting teachers in using technology.” CATESOL State Conference 2004, Santa Clara, CA (with Marian Thacher and Laurie Cozzolino)

2003 “Out and About: Teacherless activities for beginners.” Northern California Regional CATESOL Conference 2003, Redwood City, CA (with Rick Kappra)

2003 “Involving adult English language learners in reducing campus waste.” CATESOL State Conference 2003, Pasadena, CA (with Tammy Pelstring)

2003 “Portable keyboards for beginning level writing projects.” CATESOL State Conference 2003, Pasadena, CA (with Marian Thacher and Susan Gaer)

2002 “Teacherless activities for low-level classes.” Pre-conference Institute, CATESOL State Conference 2002, San Francisco, CA. (with Rick Kappra)

2001 “Teacherless activities for low-level classes.” CATESOL State Conference 2001, Ontario, CA. (with Rick Kappra)

1998 “Communicating on Campus: An innovative approach to academic speaking.” CATESOL State Conference 1998, Pasadena, CA.

1998 “An innovative approach to teaching academic speaking.” TESOL, 1998, Seattle, WA

1998 “Communicating on Campus: An innovative approach to academic speaking.” Steinbeck Chapter CATESOL, 1998, Monterey, CA

1995 “Conducting effective student essay conferences.” TESOL, 1995. (with S. Yoshitake)

1994 “Student-generated note-taking sheets: Strengthening the listening/speaking bridge.” TESOL, 1994. (with S. Yoshitake)

1993 “Language learning as a cultural experience.” New Management Club, 1993. Tokyo, Japan (with S. Yoshitake)

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