Anne M. Ediger
Professor of TESOL and Applied LInguistics; Coordinator, TESOL MA Programs
Dr. Ediger holds a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and an M.A. in Linguistics from the University of Kansas. She is a second-generation ESL/EFL teacher, and taught her first EFL class when she was in Junior High School. As a recipient of a Research Fellowship from the Japanese Ministry of Education, she conducted research on Japanese women’s language. Her experiences as a student in Germany and Japan greatly influenced her understanding of the challenges of schooling in another language.
Professor Ediger has taught ESL/EFL to students ranging in age from 5 to 75, as well as trained ES/FL teachers for nearly 30 years. She has conducted teacher-training seminars in California, New York, Japan, Korea, and Mexico. Since 1996, she has been training teachers of K-12 and Adult ESL in the New York City area.
Dr. Ediger’s research interests include second language reading and writing, English grammar and discourse analysis, and ES/FL teachers’ application of their grammar knowledge to error correction. She is co-author of Reading for Meaning (Longman), Reading Connections, Vol. 1 & 2 (Oxford University Press), and has authored numerous book chapters, articles and reviews in the TESOL Quarterly, Applied Linguistics, CATESOL Journal, among others. She was co-translator (from Japanese) of the book Early Childhood Education in Japan (published by the Ministry of Education of Japan). She has been a frequent presenter at TESOL, CATESOL, NYSTESOL, and AAAL conferences for many years, and has been a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Japan Association of Language Teachers (JALT) Journal since 1993. Her latest research projects focus on issues in the literacy development of adolescent English language learners, and the role of task-based learning in the development of second language reading/writing skills.