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Academics Beverley Burkett - Education

Beverley Burkett is chair of Marlboro College's Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages program. She has been a language teacher educator for more than 25 years. In South Africa, Beverley was head of the Language in Education Unit at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth for more than 20 years. She engaged in research, teaching, and curriculum development, with a particular focus on teaching and learning in multilingual contexts and the development of the South African language, isiXhosa, in educational contexts. She is co-author of an ESL textbook series, Keys to English, and was team leader of a research project investigating the impact of additive bilingual (English–isiXhosa) curriculum delivery in a rural school in South Africa.

Beverly has presented academic papers at international conferences in the UK, the US, Europe, Africa, and Hong Kong, and has been an invited speaker at southern African conferences. She speaks Afrikaans, French, and German, and was an active member of a community-based organization that worked for peace and justice in South Africa. When not teaching, she enjoys yoga and has an avid interest in design.

B.A., University of Port Elizabeth; B.A., Rhodes University; M.A.T., School for International Training; Marlboro College 2012 -

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