John M. Green
English Department, Salem State
College, Salem, Massachusetts 01970,
Office: Sullivan Building 207C
Office phone: (978) 542-6252
(If I am not in my office, a recorded message will tell you when Iam likely to be available.)
NOTE: Some parts of this page need to be updated. I’m working on it…
"Do not do unto others as you would that they should do unto
you. Their tastes may not be the same."
--George Bernard Shaw
Some of the members of my January 2000 English
101E (Writingin English as a Second Language II)
Information about my courses (syllabi and so forth)
- English 779 – Learner Differences in English
as a Second Language. Spring 2007
- Online content in this
course will be delivered using a system called WebCT.
If you have not used WebCT before, go to the Salem State
page. You should run the
browser check you will find there to make sure your computer is
configured appropriately. You
should also make sure pop-ups are not blocked on your browser
preferences. The first time you
log in, your login information is sent to your salemstate.edu e-mail
Whenever you log in, you will probably get a message asking
whether you “trust certificates” or something like that. The correct answer is yes, you do trust it or them. If you experience problems, sources of
help are listed on the login page.
- A current syllabus for
the course will be available on this page at a later date.
- Materials for courses I am
teaching in the September 2002 semester.
- English 100E3 - Writing in English as aSecond Language I. Course syllabus.
- English 770 / Education 791 - Theories andPrinciples in ESL a.k.a. Teaching
English as a Second Language: Principlesand
Theories (graduate class). Course syllabus.
- Course materials from past
semesters ( information in this section last updated in fall 2002)
- English 101E - Writing in English as a SecondLanguage II. January 2002 syllabus , including weekly writing assignmentdeadlines.
- English 101 - Composition I
- English 772 - Methods and Approaches in
ESL5-12 (graduate class). Last taught in January 2001 semester.
of my classes in previous semesters:English 101 (Fall 1999); English 100E3 (Fall 1999);
English 101E (Spring1999)
English language courses at Salem State Collegefor students whose first language is not English
the Fluency First courses in the English Departmentand
the Department of Theatre and Speech Communication; the LanguageIntensive
Interdisciplinary Program (L.I.I.P.) in the InterdisciplinaryStudies
Department; and the ESL program in the Center for InternationalEducation.
(I teach some of the Fluency First courses in theEnglish
How should teachers read and
respond to the writing produced by studentsfrom other
language backgrounds who are still developing their Englishskills?
Information about me
- The true story of my experiences as a languagelearner
(including both good and bad experiences). How I learned French in the
classroom (it took a long time) and Spanish "on the streets."
- My teaching
- My educational background
- My teaching experience
activities and awards: publications,materials development, presentations, etc.
- My favorite on-line
- New York Times - I especially likethe Books section of the Times on the Web, which
includes not only reviewsbut also the opening
chapters of hundreds of current books.
- Los Angeles Times
- El Pais, Madrid (in Spanish)
- Le Monde, Paris (in French)
- My wife Colette and I
are "news junkies." At our house, we get homedelivery of the New York Times (see link above), the BostonGlobe,
and the Salem Evening News.
- I usually listen to these Boston area radio
stations. If you havethe software, you can
click on these links and listen to them on line.
- WGBH (89.7 fm):NPR news, classical music, and (my favorite) jazz in
- WBUR (90.9 fm) :
news and talk from NPR,the BBC, and elsewhere.
- WCRB (102.5 fm): A commercial classicalmusic station, pleasant to listen to but
very unadventurous. Theannouncers keep
using the phrase "relaxing classical music" to describewhat they play. To its credit, WCRB
also features live broadcastsof the Boston
Symphony Orchestra (or in the summer, the Boston Pops) onSaturdays at 8 p.m.
- WEEI (850 am) - Sports radio. I tune
into this station for live broadcasts of BostonRed Sox games.
- A few of my favorite places
in and around Boston and the North Shore:
- Swampscott - the
"official" webpage of the town where I live. Lots of
pictures of the town on thissite.
- Temple Emanu-El,
- Selectthis link if you want to find out where
I go when I cancel class for RoshHa-Shana or
- Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
- Boston Symphony Orchestra
- Peabody Essex Museum, Salem - This worldclass museum's collection began with the many
items that Yankee ship captainswho sailed out
of Salem in the late 18th and early 19th centuries broughthome
from their voyages to the far east. Lots of great graphics onthis site.
- Community Boating, Boston-
"sailing for all" on the Charles River Basin.
- Walden Pond - inConcord, Massachusetts,
less than an hour's drive from Salem.
This is wherethe photo above was taken.
Plantation - Thisliving history museum
recreates how the Plymouth Pilgrims and their Wampanoagneighbors
lived in 1627.
- Montréal Jazz Festival- okay,
I admit that listing Montréal under "places in and aroundBoston and the North Shore"
is stretching it. But Montréalis only a
day's drive away from Boston,
and this festival, which takesplace every year
around the beginning of July, is probably the world'sbest
and biggest block party. Lots of free music in addition to paidevents with some big-name stars.
Links to the Salem
State College Web site