English Instructor Center For Language Education

Allison Dansie holds an M.A. in Linguistics (TESOL) from the University of Utah and has been teaching English as a foreign language since 1998. She has taught at universities in the USA, Czech Republic, Japan, and Turkey. Her research and pedagogical strengths lie in the area of neuro-education, a field built on understanding current findings from neuroscience and applying those findings to better classroom instruction and student study strategies. Allison loves her time in the classroom and learns something new from her students every semester.

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Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages



2000 Master of Arts in Linguistics/TESOL, University of Utah

1997 Bachelor of Arts in English, University of Utah

1993 Bachelor of Arts in Communications, University of Utah

Work Experience

04/2013 – 08/2017 Assistant Professor, Kansai Gaidai University, Japan.

09/2009 – 06/2012 Assistant Professor, Metropolitan University Prague, Czech Republic.

09/2009 – 06/2010 Instructor, University of Economics Prague, Czech Republic.

09/2008 – 08/2009 Instructor, Koc University, Turkey.

04/2003 – 03/2008 Assistant Professor, Kansai Gaidai University, Japan.

09/2002 – 03/2003 Associate Instructor (Adjunct), University of Utah, USA.

09/2000 – 06/2002 Instructor, Koc University ,Turkey.

08/1998 – 05/2000 Head Teaching Assistant, University of Utah, USA.

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“Edmodo: Using Social Media to Improve Students’ Vocabulary Recall”

(November 2016) Perspectives, Vol. 24, No. 3, pp. 18-20.

“Brain-Based Vocabulary Teaching and Learning”

(September 2016) Journal of Inquiry and Research, Vol. 104, pp. 159-166.

“The Brain: What Teachers Need to Know”

(August 2005) Journal of Inquiry and Research, Vol. 82, pp. 145-156

“Reading Circles Put Students in Charge”

(March 2005) TESOL EFLIS Newsletter, Vol. 5, No. 1

International Presentations

“Using Social Media to Improve Vocabulary Recall”

TESOL Arabia International Conference, Dubai, UAE (2017)

“Brain-Based Vocabulary Teaching and Learning”

Japan Association of Language Teachers International Conference, Shizuoka, Japan (2015)

TESOL Arabia International Conference, Dubai, UAE (2015)

“Reading Circles – Helping our Students Wantto Read”

TESOL Italy National Convention, Rome, Italy (2011)

“Reading Circles Put Students in Charge”

Thai TESOL International Conference, Chiang Mai, Thailand (2006)

International TESOL Convention, Long Beach, CA, USA (2004)

Rocky Mountain TESOL Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, USA (2003)

“Helping our Students Learn: What Teachers Need to Know about the Brain”

TESOL Greece International Conference, Athens, Greece (2002)

“Green Means Go! — Using Colors on the Computer to Organize Student Writing”

Technology Across the Curriculum Conference, Koς University, Istanbul, Turkey (2001)

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