John Nelson, co-coordinator of the MA Program in ESL/Bilingual Education, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Maryland TESOL at their annual conference on Saturday, October 1. The award recognizes his “substantial and exemplary contributions to the field of ESL in the state of Maryland.”
Nelson began his career in TESOL in the mid-1960s as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ethiopia. Since then he has taught ESL to elementary and secondary school, university and adult English language learners. He has been a teacher trainer, program administrator and consultant in more than 10 countries on four continents.