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WHO WE ARE

Page history last edited by Bonny Hart 2 years ago

 

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"I learned how x-word grammar can be applied in the classroom and how it benefits ESL students."  

 

 

 

Please add your information--even if you're a beginner!

 

If you have trouble adding your information, just email it to me and I'll happily add it for you. BonnyRHart@gmail.com

 

 

Name: Richard Abend, Monterey, California
I learned about Xword Grammar from: 

 

Dr. Robert Allen 

Where I've used Xword Grammar:  Hunter College, CUNY; Kingsborough Community College, Brooklyn, NY; Monterey Penninsula College, Monterey, CA
Materials that I use: I write all my own materials
I'm interested in: Linguistics, evolutionary psychology, online teaching, letting the world know about Xword Grammar and Sector Analysis
Contact me at (opt.) rabend@mpc.edu
   
Name: Bonny Hart, New York, NY
I learned about Xword Grammar from:

 

Judy Gex, Jim Lydon's book, Linda Kunz

Where I've used Xword Grammar: With adult immigrant students in the Adult Literacy Centers of Hostos Community College, CUNY and City University of New York, CUNY
Materials that I use: Xword Grammar for Students of English as a Second Language, by Jim Lydon (see Materials)
I'm interested in: Spreading the word, learning different styles, standardizing terminology, anything that makes it easier for my students to learn.
Contact me at (opt.)

BonnyRHart@gmail.com

   
Name: Jordan Cael, New York 
I learned about Xword Grammar from:

 

Linda Kunz 

Where I've used Xword Grammar: Adult ESOL students at Hostos Community College, Borough of Manhattan Community College, and LaGuardia Community College
Materials that I use: Lydon and Kunz 
I am interested in: Helping students understand the structure of the language. (Is there an answer key for Xword Grammar for ESOL Teachers (Kunz)?) 
Contact me at (opt.) jcael23@yahoo.com
   
Name: Elke Lerman, New York
I learned about Xword Grammar from:

Paula Zaslavsky and another teacher at CUNY Central

Where I've used Xword Grammar: Various low and intermediate ESOL classes in Queens
Materials that  I use

Xword Grammar for Students of English as a Second Language, Lydon 

I am interested in: hearing about how people use Xwords in the classroom
Contact me at (opt.) elklectic@gmail.com
   
Name:  Sue Livingston, New York
I learned about Xword Grammar from: 

Linda Kunz 

Where I've used Xword Grammar  LaGuardia Community College (City University of New York)
Materials that I use: My student workbook  (based on Linda Kunz and Laurie Gluck's Intermediate X-Word Grammar)
I am interested in: Learning more about X-Word Grammar 
Contact me at (opt.)

slivings@lagcc.cuny.edu

 

   
Name: Judy Gex, New York 
I learned about Xword Grammar from:

Robert Allen 

Where I've used Xword Grammar in my ESL classes since 1978 
Materials that I use:  Jim Lydon's book edited most recently by Bonny Hart 
I am interested in:  Learning more and seeing more exercises 
Contact me at (opt.)  jgex@hotmail.com 
   
Name:  Laurie Gluck, New York
I learned about Xword Grammar from:  A stray copy of Lou Inturisi's The Ways of Written English and, of course, Linda Kunz. I learned a lot myselfe because it is so intuitive. 
Where I've used Xword Grammar:  The English Language Center LaGuardia Community College,  Academic ESL at LaGuardia Community College, ESL at Borough of Manhattan Community College 
Materials that I use:  My own. 
I am interested in:  Developing exercises that reinforce notions of parts of speech within phrases and clauses and using listening and reading to improve grammar skills. Methods and media in feedback in particular audio feedback.
Contact me at (opt.) lgluck@lagcc.cuny.edu 
   
Name: Dave--David E. E. Sloane, University of New Haven 
I learned about Xword Grammar from: FIT in 1974-5 after which I took allen's "Sector Analysis" and "Advanced Sector Analysis" ColumbiaTC along with an "Educational Tests and Measurements" course at Rutgers--  X-word Grammar has interesting possibilities for objective writing assessment. 
Where I've used Xword Grammar: My Freshman developmental courses and business writing courses, a grad course in writing for professionals and a Graduate on-line course in Applied Linguistics for our MS in Education majors. It works everywhere.
Materials that I use: Deakins, The Tapestry Grammar for the Graduate course in Applied Linguistics. The 9/16 tasks task sheet from the old days is very helpful. I also wrote some of my own for the business writing application.
I am interested in: Creating a workbook/grammar that would teach the system by application and explain how the grammar can be applied to make writing better, rather than just teaching structure for its own sake.
Contact me at: dsloane@newhaven.edu
   
Name Dan Kurland, California
I learned about Xword Grammar from:

Dr. Allen c. 1974 (MA Applied Linguistics) 

Where I've used Xword Grammar: Various institutions over the years. 
Materials that I use:

Currently: http://www.criticalreading.com/grammartoc.htm

 

I am interested in: Applications of Sector Analysis to reading and writing instruction, especially teacher education 
Contact me at: dkurland@criticalreading.com
   
Name: Lee Jay Favors, New York
I learned about Xword Grammar from The goddess, Linda Kunz
Where I've used Xword Grammar CUNY literacy/esl programs and the Brooklyn Public Library
Materials that I use: Field test copies of Linda's materials
I am interested in:  X-Word editing for the literacy student
Contact me at:  
   
Name: Cyndi Casey New York
I learned about Xword Grammar from

Linda Kunz, Laurie Gluck, Bonny Hart, Sue Livingston ... My students' questions...etc

Where I've used Xword Grammar: Mostly in the CUNY Language Immersion Program at LaGuardia Community College, a little at the Lehman College Adult Learning Center in the past
Materials that I use: Paperless as much as possible, I take ideas from Kunz  & Kunz & Gluck's field test materials & Livingston's work, too
I am interested in: 7 sentence patterns compared to sentences found in books my students read
Contact me at: cyndi4clip@gmail.com
   
Name:

Linda Ann Kunz, New York

I learned about Xword Grammar from: Robert L. Allen (six courses, 1964-70)
Where I've used Xword Grammar Peace Corps training for Somalia, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Tunisia volunteers, 1965-68; writing for high school dropouts at Chase Manhattan Bank, 1968-70; ABE writing in the Regional Opportunities Centers, 1970-72; writing for native and ESL students at Hunter College, CUNY, 1972-81; beginner ESL writers at LaGuardia Community College, CUNY, 1981-present; Sector Analysis/X-Word Grammar for teachers, Baruch College, John Jay College, Lehman College, 1992-2006; weekend workshops for teachers at The College of DuPage in Chicago, 1991-3; TESOL pre-convention institute and other convention presentations in eight states and three countries.
Materials that I use: my own (four student books and two teachers books)
I am interested in: talking to other users and spreading the grammar everywhere.
 
Linda Ann Kunz--In memory
   
Name: Janice Cline, New York
I learned about Xword Grammar from: Robert Allen (1974-5)
Where I've used Xword Grammar Reading and writing for native English speakers and some ESOL students at York College, CUNY (1974-present) and Sector Analysis/X-Word Grammar for public school teachers at Lehman College, CUNY, 2006.
Materials that I use My own and Linda Kunz's X-Word Grammar for Public School Teachers
I am interested in: xwg for reading especially
Contact me at: clinejan@aol.com
   
Name: Andrea Lynes, Maine 
I learned about Xword Grammar from:
A local community college catalog course description, and from this wonderful site! 
 

Where I've used Xword Grammar: 

Private Secondary School level, primarily tutoring ESOL; I'm fairly new to X-word grammar and am learning how to use it. 

Materials that I use: Materials that are posted here; I plan to purchase Linda's book.
I am interested in:

1) Increasing my use of X-word Grammar to improve the writing of my sophomore and junior English students, and for tutoring (primarily native speakers preparing to take standardized tests and mainstreamed foreign exchange students).

2) Preparing and/or adapting materials to share with colleagues.

 

Contact me at:

Carrabassett Valley Academyalynes@gocva.com

   
Name: Dusty (Mary Duston) Lidinsky, Baltimore, MD
I learned about Xword Grammar from: Linda Kunz (of course!) 
Where I've used Xword Grammar:   
Materials that I use: Linda Kunz's and my own adapted from hers 
I am interested in:

Spreading x-word grammar to Maryland so that I am not a lone practitioner among my colleagues, and more

importantly, that students be exposed to this elegant model of English beyond the few courses I teach

Contact me at: dustylidinsky@verizon.net 
   
Name: Liza Sunderlin, Brooklyn and Kingston, New York
I learned about Xword Grammar from: Robert Allen 1967-1969
Where I've used Xword Grammar I taught Sector Analysis at the University of Papua New Guinea in the Department of English Language and Literature (where Robert Allen was the outside examiner) and then in teacher training courses in Melbourne and Darwin, Australia. In China and Indonesia and now here in New York I use Sector Analysis in teaching English as a Second Language
Materials that I use:

 

My own;  

I am interested in:

spreading the word..

Contact me at:

lizasunderlin@hotmail.com

   
Name: Effie Papatzikou Cochran 
I learned about Xword Grammar from: Alice Deakins and Linda Kunz 
Where I've used Xword Grammar  
Materials that I use: Everything plus the MICE
 
I am interested in: teaching writing through X-Word grammar
 
Contact me at: EfthymiaC@aol.com
   
Name: Lisa JanssenMelbourneAustralia  
I learned about Xword Grammar from:

Browsing the Gallaudet University Press Website - came across two texts by Sue Livingston.

More research led me to this Wiki site. 

Where I've used Xword Grammar

New to X-Word Grammar -  hungry to find out more!

 

Materials that I use:

Reading anything I can get my hands on - this wiki is great.

Trying to find any trace of X-Word on this side of the world... 

I am interested in:

Learning more about X-Word and finding out how to apply it in my teaching of Deaf students.

Contact me at: janssen.lisa.m@edumail.vic.gov.au 
   
Name: Carolyn Nims McLellan 
I learned about Xword Grammar from: Hartley Pfeil 
Where I've used Xword Grammar

Greenfield Community College

Greenfield, Massachusetts 01301 

Materials that I use: My texts for college writers 
I am interested in: Learning how other teachers are using the x-words 
Contact me at: mclellan@gcc.mass.edu
   
Name: Alice Deakins 
I learned about Xword Grammar from: From Robert Allen at Teachers College, Columbia University 
Where I've used Xword Grammar At Teachers College and William Paterson University, Wayne, NY; One of the authors of The Tapestry Grammar: A Reference for Learners of English, Heinle & Heinle, 1994
Materials that I use: my own 
I am interested in: Spreading the word about xword grammar, gender and language, mothers and daughters in literature
Contact me at: deakinsa@wpunj.edu 
   
Name:  Sue Schneider 
I learned bout Xword Grammar from : other teachers
Where I've used Xword Grammar City Tech (ESL) New York City
Materials that I use: Linda Kunz's materials
I am interested:  
Contact me at: sueschneider2@optonline.net
   
Name Susan Olderman
I learned about Xword grammar from: Ellen Quish, LaGuardia CC
Where I've used Xword Grammar Adult Learning Center, LaGuardia Community College
Materials that I use Lydon; Sue Livingston
I am interested in Learning more
Contact me at susanolderman@yahoo.com
   
Name Paula Cancro
I learned about Xword Grammar from XWord class with Tamara Kirson at the New School in NYC (and Bonny Hart was there too!)
Where I've used Xword Grammar I've just learned about it in a workshop the past couple of weekends (10/11) and am looking forward to using it with some of the students that I tutor in our Learning Center
Materials that I use I plan on using the Sue Livingston book (Working Text) along with some of my own materials
I am interested in Learning more, using it with writing lessons, especially for ESOL and LD college students
Contact me at  pcancrocw@gmail.com
   
Name  Bob Freud 
I learned about Xword Grammar from  Ahad Shahbaz at Interlink Language and Training Center in North Carolina in 1981. Ahad learned about Xword grammar from Linda Ann Kunz, whom I had the pleasure of talking to a number of times. Louis Inturrisi also gave me permission to reprint his book for sale at our college in the early 1990s. 
Where I've used Xword Grammar  In the US teaching ESL; working with Chinese EFL teachers from 1985-87; with many groups of teachers going to China for the Amity Foundation; with American college and university Comp 101 and Basic Skills students; with teachers going to Asia from the Princeton-in-Asia program.

Materials that I use 

 

Self-made materials; Louis Inturrisi's Ways of Written English

 

I am interested in Continuing to use Xword grammar materials with my students and see their delight when English starts to make sense; Encouraging other ESL teachers to adopt Xword grammar or even the parts of it they connect with.
Contact me at bob.freud@gmail.com
   
Name  Susan Khodabakhshi 
I learned about x-word grammar from  Robert and Doris Allen, Teachers College, Columbia University 
Where I've used x-word grammar NYU American Language Institute; LaGuardia CC; Union County College, Elizabeth, NJ
Materials used Looking at English, Malkemes/Pires, Prentice Hall, 1980; Get Healthy-Learn English, Pires/Khodabakhshi, Cengage, 2013
Interested in spreading the word
Contact me at Khodabakhshi@ucc.edu
   
Name Deborah S. Pires
I learned about x-word grammar from  Fred Malkemes, NYU
Where used NYU American Language Institute; Union County College, Elizabeth NJ
 

Looking At English, Malkemes/Pires Prentice Hall, 1980. Get Healthy-Learn English, Pires/Khodabakhshi, Cengage, 2013

Interested in Spreading the word
Contact me at pires@ucc.edu
   
Name

Nicole Safranek

I learned about x-word grammar from  Linda Kunz
Where used Centre Pedagogique Regional, Tangier Morocco (Teacher Training Institute), American Language Center, Tangier Morocco.
Materials that I use: Linda Kunz' curriculum
Interested in Using Xword grammar to simplify communicative language acquisition with beginners, especially teenagers.
Contact me at nsafranek@gmail.com
   
Name Tamara Kirson
I learned about x-word grammar from 

Linda Kunz and Sue Livingston

 

 

Where used City College of New York, The New School, corporate clients
Materials that I use Linda's books and articles; Lydon, Rex and Hart textbook;  Sue Livingston's textbook
Interested in

Teaching  X-Word Grammar. 

Promoting X-Word Grammar through workshops domestically and abroad.

Writing about X-Word Grammar. 

Working with others to plan, develop, and implement research about the effectiveness of X-Word Grammar for writing.  

Helping to pull together a cadre of X-Word Grammarians who will "carry the torch."

Contact me at tamara.kirson@gmail.com
   
Name Carmela O'Flaherty
I learned about x-word grammar from

Tamara Kirson, The New School

 

 

Where I've used Xword Grammar Bergen Community College, American Language Program; with International clients in Prudential, KPMG, Bank of America
Material that I use Sue Livingston's book - Working Text, Lydon's lessons and quizzes, articles and materials from this site, Tamara's handouts, my own edited materials
Interesed in Teaching grammar, writing, and reading comprehension to college students. Sharing ideas with other XWGians,  developing high interest materials
Contact me at carmela.oflaherty@gmail.com
   
Name Akiko Takano
I learned about x-word grammar from TESOL Certificate Program at Teachers College, and LaGuardia Community College's Center for Immigrant Education and Training program.
Where I've used Xword Grammar I haven't used it yet
Material that I use Will probably use the Question Hand first. Need to acquaint myself with this method.
Interested in learning this method
Contact me at aki35tak@gmail.com
   

 

 

Comments (4)

Tamara Kirson said

at 10:25 am on May 10, 2016

Andrea, it would be wonderful to read your Master's Thesis. Is there a way to link it to this wiki? Or could you send it to me at: kirsont@newschool.edu

I'd love to read it, and I'm sure that others would, too!

Thank you, Tamara

Andrea Rowe said

at 4:17 pm on Mar 22, 2016

I learned Xword grammar from the late Linda Ann Kunz at Lehman College. I loved it so much that it became the subject for my Master's Thesis. I am currently in the process of creating my own materials. I often consult the site for ideas.

Janet Hughes said

at 4:21 pm on Oct 11, 2015

I am an Adult ESL instructor at an adult high school in Las Vegas. I become interested in X-word grammar while I was searching the web to figure out to reduce my Beginning ESL class to a 20 day lesson plan which repeats. While researching grammar, I stumbled upon X-word grammar, and joined this group, and started reading about it.

Bonny Hart said

at 9:50 pm on May 24, 2010

This is for anybody who is interested in Xword Grammar--not just the "experts." Don't be shy! Add your name!

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