Sarah E Dietrich

Sarah E Dietrich

Professional Details

Title: Visiting Assistant Professor
Office: None
Phone: None

Summer Courses

Cat. # Term Course # Title
1562 01 ENG859 Teaching Grammar to English Language Learners

Professional Biography

Selected grants:

Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program for Iraq, Co-director and representative for principal administrative contact, 10-week program bringing 8 junior faculty members (TESOL/Applied Linguistics) to Salem State University;

Fulbright Scholar, Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas, Mexico Teaching and Learning English in Mexico: Language and Literacy Development in a Second Language

Recent administrative experience:

Associate Director, Center for International Education, Salem State University- Intensive English Program serving 25% of university's international students. Responsible for hiring and mentoring faculty, admitting and placing students, advising on academic, immigration and personal concerns.

Boston University, Doctorate of Education, Literacy, Language, and Cultural Studies
A Bilingual Approach to the Examination of Writing Productsand Processes in Adults who are Learning to Write in their Second Language
Masters of Education, TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

University of Paris VII, Masters of Arts, History La femme comme trosième sexe: La remise en cause du rôle dela femme

University of Pennsylvania, Bachelor of Arts, History and French, minor Women's Studies

Professional Interests

Faculty and staff development, grammar for teachers, bilingual language and literacy development.

Comprehensive international program development, curricular and co-curricular programs for multilingual students. 


Teach courses in MAT in ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages), Sheltered English Immersion for MAT candidates, Foundations of Writing (ESL).

Faculty Learning Community- Intercultural Competence

Series of Workshops for Multilingual Graduate Writers

Professional Learning Community- Training Peer Tutors to Work with Multilingual Learners


Selected Publications

“Studying abroad: Impact(s) on the beliefs of future teachers.” (2011).Summaries of selected presentations. Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico. MEXTESOL.

"Professional Development and English Language Teaching in Tamaulipas: Describing the Training and Challenges of Two Groups of Teachers". (2007) Special Topic Issue,: The Professionalization of ELT in Mexico: National and local perspectives. MEXTESOL Journal.

“Falling Into Place: A Trip to Mexico Helps Put theExperiences of International Students into Perspective.” Salem Statement. Fall 2007.

"Exploring the Effects of Socialization on Second Language Writing." (2006). Summaries of Selected Presentations Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico. MEXTESOL.

"Recommended Reading: Annotated Bibliography." (2000) In Perspectives on the Writing Process: Research, Theory and Practice, (Eds. Roselmina Indrisano and James Squire, International Reading Association).

Selected Presentations

Arab, Sunni, Shia, Kurd: Intergroup Identity Conflict and English Language Programs American Association of Applied Linguistics Annual Conference (AAAL)/ Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics (CAAL), March 2015 (with Amy Jo Minett)

E-Service Learning: Fostering Intercultural Communication, TESOL March 2015 (with Didem Ekici)

Make it work: Service Learning in the IEP Context TESOL March 2014

Service Learning as Teacher Development: Lessons from a Pilot Project TESOL March 2014

Assessing our impact on student awareness: How do we teach about diversity and difference? Pearls and Perils May 2014 (with Guillermo Avila-Saavedra, Steven Oliver, Roopika Risam, Vanessa Ruget, Keja Valens, Julie Whitlow, Guorong Zhu)