YILIN SUN (SEATTLE COLLEGES)

DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION IN EFL CONTEXTS: RESEARCH, PRACTICE & STRATEGIES : ELT INNOVATIVE PEDAGOGY

This session is an inquiry into the feasibility of Differentiated Instruction (DI) in EFL settings. It is also an attempt to examine this approach within the context of increasing academic diversity and shed some light on the underlying principles, including the 6 Principles that TESOL is vigorously promoting to ensure the success of the DI in EFL settings. The speaker who has strong research background and extensive teaching experience in ESL or EFL settings will share DI practices and applicable strategies to help attendees broaden their professional horizon, deepen their understanding of DI and its strengths and challenges. Resources and practical tips will be provided.

Dr. Yinlin Sun is a tenured professor who directs Faculty Development at Seattle Colleges (USA). She is a former president of TESOL International Association (2014-2015) and the founding president of MAAL (Macau Association for Applied Linguistics). Dr. Sun is the author and co-author of books, book chapters, and research papers in refereed professional journals and has frequently given plenary and featured speeches at national and international conferences.