The Esperantic Studies Foundation has established the Humphrey Tonkin Fund for Innovation, in honor of the more than 50 years of Professor Humphrey Tonkin’s exceptional commitment to ESF’s work supporting scholarship, linguistic justice, and education.
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Just posted: Read about "Edwin Michelsen's Research in China, Japan and Korea," which is a project ESF supported by a Marjorie Boulton Fellowship grant.
Marjorie Boulton Fellowships Awarded
29 June 2022
SCHOLAR AT PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY RECEIVES 2022 BOULTON AWARD
Magdalena Madany-Saá holds a BA degree in Spanish Philology from Warsaw University, Poland; MA degree in Latin American Studies from Universidad Andina Simon Bolivar, Ecuador; and currently is a PhD candidate in the College of Education at the Pennsylvania State University, US.
Magdalena has been an English teacher educator for over 25 years. She worked in Ecuador between 2004 and 2016 developing professional development trainings for in-service English teachers and providing educational services to the Ministry of Education and the Secretariat of Higher Education, Science, Technology, and Innovation (SENESCYT).
Magdalena’s PhD research intersects teacher education, language policy, and decoloniality in Latin America. She is a co-organizer and a co-editor of the series of decolonial conversations at the Global Virtual Forum (https://gvf.la.psu.edu). Additionally, Magdalena works as a TESL instructor in immersion study abroad programs in Ecuador (https://ed.psu.edu/tesl-ecuador) where she engages with her undergraduate students from the Pennsylvania State University in decolonizing English language teaching in postcolonial contexts.
Magdalena is a Polish citizen, and a resident in both Ecuador and the US. She translates between Polish, Spanish, Kichwa, and English.
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ESF works to further the understanding and practice of linguistic justice in a multicultural world.
We aim to develop and support excellence in scholarship, education, and interlingual communication.
Our priorities and values are shaped through engagement with the worldwide community of Esperanto speakers, as well as with researchers, educators and activists in many language-related fields.
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