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Gregg Brekke

Gregg Brekke

Assistant Professor
300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: (509) 777-4651
Fax: (509) 777-3753
Office Location: Westminster Hall 220
E-mail: gbrekke@whitworth.edu

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M.A. University of Montana
B.A. Whitworth College

Year Joined Whitworth Faculty:  1999

Areas of Specialization / Expertise:

Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL); second language acquisition; English linguistics

Selected Publications / Presentations / Honors:

Publications: an article, “Language Patrol” published in Rock and Sling (2013); an article, “Learning to Listen” published in Rock and Sling (2013); an article, "From Ponderosa Pine to Pacific Palm: Bending to Life in Chuuk," published in TESOL Placement Bulletin (2000).

Presentations: a paper, “Space for forgiveness: A Curriculum for Reading and Writing Personal Essays” at the Teaching Roundtable, Whitworth University (2012); a paper, “Convince Me in Three” at the Spokane Regional ESL Conference (2012); a paper, "Now That’s Ironic!" at the Spokane Regional ESL Conference (2009); a paper, "Building web-based curriculum units for academic English learners," at the Spokane Regional ESL Conference (2008); a poster, "Advanced ESL Students Connect with Community Service," at the annual international meeting of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Long Beach, Calif. (2004).

Invited lectures: "Grammar Translation Method: Any Benefits?" at Gonzaga University M.A.TESOL program (2010-13); “The Effects of U.S. Language Policies Upon Refugee and Immigrant Populations” at Gonzaga University M.A.TESOL program (2010-2012)

Served on the Spokane Language Access Summit, a community assessment of translation/interpretation challenges, needs, resources and future collaboration (2007).

Honors: Innovative Teaching Award. Whitworth University (2012).

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