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Eric Roth, University of Southern California

USC American Language Institute
Master Lecturer
Los Angeles, CA
Eric H. Roth teaches international graduate students the pleasures of academic writing and public speaking in English at the University of Southern California. He has taught numerous English and writing courses at Santa Monica Community College, UCLA Extension, and Cal State, Long Beach’s American Language Institute, and Santa Monica-Malibu Adult Education Center. Roth, a former journalist and Congressional aide, also directed the CES Adult Education Center from 1996-1999, assisting over 1,000 immigrants and refugees in becoming naturalized U.S. citizens. He attended Wabash College on a Lilly Scholarship that covered all expenses, majored in Philosophy, and received his BA in 1984. Roth later received his MA in Media Studies in 1988 from The New School (for Social Research) in New York City. He has taught writing courses in Spain, France, and Vietnam. Roth belongs to TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages), CATESOL (California Association of Teachers of Speakers of Other Languages), IPP (International Professors Project) and TAA (Textbook and Academic Authors Association). Roth has led many workshops on teaching techniques, including the 2015 CATESOL Inland Empire Spring Workshop and 2013 (via Skype) for Technology in ELT: Challenges and Remedies conference in India. He has also given numerous presentations at international conferences for English teachers (TESOL 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011), State CATESOL conferences, Southern California Regional CATESOL conferences. At a 2012 international TESOL conference, Roth spoke on a panel on "Promoting Understanding Across Cultures in the EFL Classroom through CALL", and compared teaching hybrid courses in the United States and Vietnam. In 2016, he participated on a TESOL panel of ELT authors, editors, and publishers on the chasm between academic research, textbook materials, and student needs. Roth co-authored an ESL textbook, Compelling Conversations: Questions and Quotations on Timeless Topics in 2007, and a sequel Compelling American Conversations: Questions and Quotations for Intermediate American English Language Learners in 2012. Roth also coauthored Compelling Conversations - Japan: Questions and Quotations for High Intermediate Japanese English Language Learners (2015) and Compelling Conversations - Vietnam: Speaking Exercises for Vietnamese Learners of English (2016). He has contributed a monthly column on instant conversation activities to the adult education publication "Easy English Times" since 2007, and has advised the USC Conversation Partners Program since 2009. In the fall of 2011, Roth won two teaching with technology grants from the USC Center for Scholarly Technology. His research interests include informational interviews, discourse analysis, conversation patterns, Global English, persuasion methods, teaching English with technology, and effective error correction in second language speakers and writers. Roth served on the Fulbright National Selection Committee for English Teaching Assistants (Southeast Asia) in 2015, 2016, and 2017. An avid global traveler, he looks forward to continually learning more about our ever-changing world and expanding his collection of vintage postcards and African masks.

CATESOL members can contact Eric at ericroth@usc.edu.