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Sarah J. Klinghammer, Emeritus


(PhD University of Oregon; MA TESOL University of Hawaii) has been active in the field of ESL/ EFL for over 30 years, primarily at institutes of higher education, including the University of Oregon, Bilkent University (Turkey), Charles University (Prague), Oregon State University, University of Hawaii, and Portland University. For the past fifteen years, she has focused on program administration and teacher training, as Director of, first, the American English institute, then the MA TESOL program at Bilkent University, and most recently, the MA in Linguistics, Language Teaching Specialization program (2004-2007). During that time, she has also taught graduate level courses and given multiple teacher training workshops both in the U.S. and internationally (Mexico, Czechoslovakia, Nicaragua, Paraguay, the Philippines, Thailand, and Turkey) and has received two Fulbright scholar grants. Her current professional and academic interests are related to teacher education, curriculum development, and program evaluation. She has been involved in program accreditation and evaluation of both public school programs and English Language Institutes, currently serving as a site reviewer for CEA (the Consortium for English language institute Accreditation). Dr. Klinghammer is emeritus faculty but continues to act as MA project adviser and consultant.

Presentations and publications:

  • Over 35 presentations at international TESOL, TESOL Canada, Tri-TESOL, ORTESOL, IATEFL, NAFSA, and internationally in areas such as program administration and evaluation, strategic planning, materials adaptation, classroom observation, the methods paradigm, listening comprehension.
  • Klinghammer, S. 2012. 2nd ed. The strategic manager. In M. A. Christison & F. L. Stoller (Eds.), A handbook for language program administrators, Burlingame, CA: Alta Press.
  • Opp-Beckman, L. & S. Klinghammer. Shaping the Way We Teach English: Successful practices around the world. Teachers’ Manual, co-author.

LT courses taught:

  • LT 535 (Teaching Methods)
  • LT 536 (Teaching Planning)
  • LT 528 (Culture, Language, Literature)
  • LT 548 (Curriculum Design)
  • LT 610 (Program Evaluation)
  • LT 611 (Master’s Project)