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Barry Griner

Master Lecturer

Contact Information
E-mail: griner@usc.edu
Phone: (213) 740-0079
Office: JEF 200

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Curriculum Vitae
 

Biographical Sketch

Barry Griner has recently returned to USC from teaching writing at the National University of Singapore. He is the course coordinator of ALI 234. He is originally from the East Coast where he received his BS in Mathematics Education. He spent ten years teaching in Hiroshima, Japan before returning to the States to get his MA in Applied Linguistics and TESL at UCLA. He also did several years of study in the PhD program in Applied Linguistics there, doing research in the morphophonotactics of Japanese and in intonational phonology. Barry’s 25 years of teaching experience also includes program evaluation/development and teacher training for the US State Department in faraway places like Uzbekistan. In his free time he enjoys baking, traveling, and camping around California.
 

Education

M.A. Applied Linguistics & TESL, UCLA, 6/2000
 

Academic Appointment, Affiliation, and Employment History

Non-Tenure Track Appointments

Lecturer, American Langauge Institute, University of Southern California, 07/2012-  
Lecturer, Centre for English Language Communication, National University of Singapore, 07/2010-07/2012  
Lecturer, American Langauge Institute, University of Southern California, 08/2005-07/2011  
 

Other Employment

Item writer, International English Language Testing System (IELTS), 08/2007-05/2010  
English language program consultant, Princess Cruises, 07/2007  
Academic Specialist, Public Affairs Section, US State Department, 10/2003-05/2005  
Instructor/Head Teacher, Berlitz, Japan, Inc., 08/1987-06/1997  
 

Conferences and Other Presentations

Conference Presentations

"Intonation patterns in North American English (workshop)", CamTESOL 2011, Talk/Oral Presentation, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 02/2011  
"Using critical incident analysis to promote teacher reflection", 33rd International MEXTESOL Convention, Talk/Oral Presentation, León, Guanajuato, México, 10/2006  
"Using ToBI to inform oral skills acquisition and instruction ", 40th Regional Language Centre (RELC) International Seminar, Talk/Oral Presentation, Singapore, 04/2005  
"Applying scaffolding in international teacher development programs ", CATESOL, Long Beach, CA, 03/2005  
"Supporting bottom-up innovation in EFL training ", TESOL, San Antonio, TX, 03/2005  
 

Other Presentations

"American English Pronunciation (workshop with Mary Ann Murphy & Victoria Byczkiewicz)", Living in the U.S. Series, Office of International Services, USC, Fall 2012   
"An introduction to the sounds of English", Faculty workshop , Centre for Development of Teaching & Learning, National University of Singapore, Spring 2012   
"An introduction to the sounds of English", Faculty workshop, Centre for Development of Teaching & Learning, National University of Singapore, Fall 2011   
"Improve your English (workshop with Gareth Morgan)", Student workshop , Centre for Development of Teaching & Learning, National University of Singapore, Fall 2011   
"Quick tips on style in academic writing (workshop)", Writing workshop for Master’s in Nursing, Centre for English Language Communication, National University of Singapore, Fall 2011   
"Quick tips on style in academic writing (workshop)", Writing workshop for Master’s in Nursing, Centre for English Language Communication, National University of Singapore, Spring 2011   
"North American English Vowels", Pronunciation Workshop, Office of International Services, USC, 10/28/2009  
 

Publications

Book

Celce-Murcia, M., Brinton, D. M., Goodwin, J. M., Griner, B. D. (2010). Teaching Pronunciation: A reference for teachers of English to speakers of other languages (2nd ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
 

Honors and Awards

Centre for English Language Communication's Commendation for Teaching Excellence, National University of Singapore, 2011-2012   
Centre for English Language Communication's Commendation for Teaching Excellence, National University of Singapore, 2010-2011   
Marianne Celce-Murcia Award for Outstanding ESL Teaching Assistant, 2002-2003   
 

Service to the Profession

Professional Memberships

California Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (CATESOL), 09/2000-  
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), 03/2000-  
 
 
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