Natalie Ferguson

English Instructor

fergusonn@sustc.edu.cn 
Staff Bio

Natalie Ferguson holds a Master’s Degree in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) from Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. She also received her BA in French and BA in English from Northern Arizona University. Before joining SUSTech in 2017, she worked as a Lecturer in Composition in Flagstaff while completing her Master’s. She also lived in Paris, France teaching English to young children, and often returns to France to visit and work at an English summer camp. Her research interests include Faculty and Professional Development, English for Business, and Writing Portfolios. Natalie loves to travel, cook new recipes, read, and play with her dogs!

 

Professional Affiliations

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Arizona Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (AZTESOL)

TESOL France

 

Presentations

“Introducing Portfolio Assessment for First-Year University Students in China”

The International Conference on English Language Education in the Chinese Context

Co-Presented with Qing Liu and Olivia Bailey

“English for Tourism in France”

AZTESOL & GSAAL 2017 Northern Regional Conference

“A Task-based Speaking Pragmatic Assessment for Undergraduate International Students”

Second Language Acquisition and Teaching Interdisciplinary Roundtable

Co-presented with Shi Chen and Jocelyn Rarey

“A Task-based Speaking Pragmatic Assessment for Undergraduate International Students”

California TESOL Los Angeles Regional Conference

Co-presented with Shi Chen and Jocelyn Rarey

“Examining Sampling Practices in the Study of Second Language Acquisition”

Peaks Interdisciplinary Conference

with Alexander Gerber, advised by Dr. Luke Plonsky.

 

Additional Language

French