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Julie Riddlebarger

Ms. Julie Riddlebarger

Julie Riddlebarger

Senior Lecturer, Preparatory Program

Address: P.O.Box: 127788, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Telephone: +971-(0)2- 5018482

Fax: +971-(0)2-4472442

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Ms. Riddlebarger has taught ESL in the UAE and USA as well as training and mentoring pre-service English teachers in Abu Dhabi. She is an active member of TESOL International, where she is Member-at-Large for the Higher Education Interest Section and TESOL Arabia where she currently serves as co-editor for TESOL Arabia Perspectives. 

  • MA-TESOL, San Jose State University (USA), 1998
  • BA, Slavic Languages and Literature (Russian), Indiana University, Bloomington (USA), 1995
  • English as a Second or Foreign Language (ESL/EFL)
  • English for Specific or Academic Purposes (ESP/EAP)
  • Bilingual education
  • English as a medium of instruction
  • L1 in the L2 classroom
  • World Englishes
  • Second language acquisition
  • Second language academic writing
  • Vocabulary development
  • TESOL teacher training

Publications:

Riddlebarger, J. (2015). English instruction in Abu Dhabi. Global Neighbors: The Newsletter of the English as a Foreign Language Interest Section (TESOL International), January. http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/tesoleflis/issues/2014-12-22/1.html

Dickson, M., Riddlebarger, J., Stringer, P., Tennant, L., & Kennetz, K. (2014). Challenges faced by novice Emirati teachers. Near and Middle Eastern Journal of Research in Education. DOI:10.5339/nmejre.2014.4

Riddlebarger, J. (2013). Doing CLIL in Abu Dhabi. Asian EFL Journal, 15(4), 413-421.

Dickson, M., Tennant, L., Kennetz, K., Riddlebarger, J., Stringer, P. (2013) From teacher preparation to classroom practice: Perceptions of novice Emirati teachers. International Review of Contemporary Learning Research, 2(2), 75-88.

 

 Presentations: 

“Teachers as Learners: Self-Directed Professional Development,” TESOL Arabia International Conference & Exhibition. Dubai, UAE; 13 March, 2015.

“TESOL Arabia Book Launch and Publications Information Session,” with P. McLaren & S. Al Alami; TESOL Arabia International Conference & Exhibition. Dubai, UAE; 12 March, 2015.

“TESOL Arabia: Professional Development and More;” Invited speaker, Emirates College for Advanced Education M.Ed. program. Abu Dhabi, UAE; 12 November (with Melanie Gobert) & 15 December, 2014.

“Self-Directed PD: MOOCs, PLNs, TESOL, and More!;” KUSTAR-ATHS/IAT English Teachers’ Mini-Conference, Institute of Applied Technology. Abu Dhabi, UAE; 3 July, 2014.

“Means of Becoming a GCC ESL Teacher,” TESOL Arabia International Conference & Exhibition. Dubai, UAE; 14 March, 2014.

“Making and Using Story Sacks with Young Learners,” Western Region Roadshow, TESOL Arabia. Higher Colleges of Technology, Madinat Zayed, UAE; 8 February. 2014.

“Reflections on Peer Mentoring Program,” with K. Nolan; Preparatory Program Intersession Meeting, Khalifa University, Abu Dhabi, UAE; 3 February, 2014

“Engaging Young Learners with Story Sacks,” Exploring Reading with Young Learners: TESOL Arabia Dubai Chapter/Young Learners Special Interest Group Joint Event. Emirates Aviation College, Dubai, UAE; 16 November, 2013.

“’How Did My Teacher Training Help Me?’ Voices of Newly-graduated Emirati Teachers,” with M. Dickson, K. Kennetz, P. Stringer & L. Tennant; Current Trends in Teacher Education: BUiD 2013. British University in Dubai, 16 May, 2013.

“Arabic in English-Medium Classes? Reasons & Implications,” with M. Dickson, K. Kennetz, P. Stringer & L. Tennant; TESOL Arabia International Conference & Exhibition. Dubai, UAE; 14-16 March, 2013.

“Challenges Faced by Novice Emirati Teachers,” with M. Dickson, K. Kennetz, P. Stringer & L. Tennant; TESOL Arabia International Conference & Exhibition. Dubai, UAE; 14-16 March, 2013.