Meet Antony Erben
Chair/Associate Professor, TESOL Coordinator, Education
1984 University of Sydney, Australia, B.A.
1985 University of Sydney, Australia, Dip.Ed. (with merit)
1990 University of Sydney, Australia, M.A. (with merit)
2001 Lancaster University, United Kingdom, Ph.D.
Courses Taught: Foundations of ESOL
Communication in the ESOL Classroom
Innovation and Pedagogy in Education
Grant Writing in Education
Open Learning Environments
Career Specialties: Antony Erben has extensive experience in the areas of teaching English to speakers of other languages and second language development as well as technology use in education environments.
Professional and Community Activities: Erben has been involved in ESOL and foreign language education in the U.S. and overseas for the past 30 years. His main interests have centered on innovative technology use in the promotion of second language learning. Currently, he is second president for Sunshine TESOL Florida and editor of the
Florida Foreign Language Journal
. He is also co-series editor for a Routledge publication called
Teaching English Language Learners Across the Curriculum
. He has written a combined total of more than 200 articles, chapters, reports, curriculum products, newsletters, conference presentations and grants during his career. He sits on the board of General Bell Charter School, Legacy Preparatory Charter School and Hillsborough Lighthouse Charter School.
Honors and Awards: 2015 School District of Hillsborough County Warrior Volunteer Award
20013 – 2015 Regional Director, Florida Foreign Language Association
2006 Honoree, International Webby Award for website SEEDS 2 – Education Category
2004-2005 Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, University of South Florida
2005 Florida Center for Refugees & Survivors of Torture, Honored for work in helping refugees in Tampa Bay area, United Nations Day
2004 American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages / FDP-Houghton Mifflin Award for Excellence in Foreign Language Instruction Using Technology with IALL
2002 – 2003 President, Florida Foreign Language Association
2003 Florida Foreign Language Association, “Teacher Hall of Fame”
2001 – 2004 Regional Director, Florida Foreign Language Association
1998 Australian University Teacher of the Year Award in Education
1997 Vice Chancellor’s Teacher of the Year Award, Central Queensland University