Dr. Natalie A. Kuhlman is Professor Emeritus in the Dual Language Education Department, San Diego State University. She is co-author with Diane Staehr Fenner of Preparing Effective Teachers of English Language Learners: Practical Applications for the TESOL P-12 Professional Teaching Standards (TESOL, 2012), and with Bozana Knezevic of TESOL EFL Guidelines for Teacher Standards Development (TESOL, 2014). She was an original member of the TESOL P-12 ESL Teacher Standards Team (1999-2012) and the Accreditation Standards Expert Group (ASEG) that created Short-Term Certificate Standards (TESOL, 2015). Most recently, Dr. Kuhlman has worked in Albania, Ecuador, Indonesia, Panama, and Uruguay, as a Specialist for the U.S. Department of State using the TESOL standards to create English teacher preparation programs.
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