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Name

JUAN SOTO FRANCO

Position

Adjunct Lecturer

Academic Interests

Reading comprehension and writing development using digital technologies; study of teaching and learning; best practices in the composition classroom 

Brief Bio

Follow the link below for a brief bio

http://ju-st-english.net/about_me.htm

 

Contact

juansotof@gmail.com

Website

ju-st-english.net/index.htm

LinkedIn

http://www.linkedin.com/in/juan-soto-5304a412

Extracurricular Activities

 “Reading Engagement and Comprehension: A classroom research using the digital version of the New York Times, the Free Dictionary app and smartphones.” Presentation given at the “DR-TESOL International Conference.” Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. July 26th, 2019.

 “Techniques to engage students in reading and reading comprehension by using The New York Times, the Free Dictionary app and smartphones.” A video recorded interview for “Hostos Community College Tidbits” Center for Teaching and Learning. Bronx, NY. April 12th, 2019.

“Reading Engagement and Comprehension: A classroom research using the digital version of the New York Times, the Free Dictionary app and smartphones.” Presentation given at the “Bronx EdTech 2019 Showcase.” Bronx, NY. May 3rd, 2019.

“Engagement and Suited Practice through Kahoot in Hostos Community College.” Presentation   given at “TESOL 2019 International Convention & English Language Expo.” Atlanta,        GA. March 14th, 2019.

“Original Acrostic Poems in English and Spanish.” Presented at the Fall 2018 Faculty Reading
Series at Hostos Community College.” Bronx, NY. December 5th, 2018.

“Reading Comprehension: A classroom research using the digital version of the New York Times, the Free Dictionary app and smartphones (Work in Progress).” Presentation given at the “2018 Teacher Share Conference.” New York, NY. February 21st, 2018.

“Improving Pronunciation through Smartphones.” Presentation given at the “2015 Bronx EdTech
Showcase.” Bronx, NY. May 12th, 2015.

“Web 2.0.” Presentation given at the “TESOL 2009 International Convention & English
Language Expo.” Denver, Colorado. March 26th, 2009.

Professional Experiences

2016 – Present             Adjunct Lecturer, English Department – Hostos Community College, Bronx, NY

2018 – 2018                 Substitute Lecturer (Full-time), City University of New York – Hostos Community College, Bronx, NY

2017 – 2017                 ESL Instructor, Lehman College – Bronx, NY

2016 – 2016                 Adjunct Lecturer, English Department – Boricua College, Bronx, NY

2015 – 2017                 Adjunct Lecturer, English Language and Literature Department – Bronx Community College, Bronx, NY

1999 – 2015                 Associate Professor, English Department – Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo (UASD), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

2012 -2014                  Distance Learning Instructor, English Department – Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo (UASD), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

2010 – 2012                 Adjunct Lecturer, English Studies Department – Pontifícia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic  

2005 – 2009                 ESL Teaching Assistant; pronunciation tutor – Ohio University, Athens, OH

2000 – 2002                 Spanish Adjunct Lecturer, Business and Management Department (LOME IV – An academic Exchange Treaty between Dominican Republic and Caribbean English and French speaking countries) – Pontifícia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic  

skills

Spanish (native fluency); English (native fluency); French (intermediate in reading, listening, speaking and writing); Italian (intermediate in reading, listening, speaking and writing). Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Webmaster,

Publications

Reading Comprehension: A Classroom Research Based on The New York Times Digital Version Newspaper, The Free Dictionary App, and Smarphones (article begins on page 124). Click the link below to see PDF.

https://commons.hostos.cuny.edu/ctl/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/2019/08/TouchStone_2019-Final.pdf

 

Education

PhD, abd, Instructional Technology (expected graduation October 2020); Ohio University, Athens, OH – Dissertation “Dominican Language Faculty’s Perceptions of Online Interactive Apps for Language Learning and Their Knowledge about These Apps.” Directed by Dr. Greg Kessler (Professor, Educational Studies) MA, Applied Linguistics; May 2006; Ohio University; Athens, OH BA, Modern Languages – Major in English; May 1992; Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo (UASD); Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Certifications

TESOL Certificate, Teacher of English to Students of Other Language, 2005, Ohio University, Athens, OH Certificate, American Studies, August 2001; Western Michigan University; Kalamazoo, MI

Awards & Recognitions

2019 – Hostos Community College Winner of the Third Place of the Innovation Chase

2018 – Hostos Community College Top EdTech Innovator Award

2004 – Fulbright-LASPAU (Affiliated Organization at Harvard University) Scholarship to

            pursue a Master’s degree 

2001 – Fulbright-LASPAU (Affiliated Organization at Harvard University) Scholarship to

            pursue a certificate in American Studies