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Jackie Gianico

Jackie Gianico

Associate Teaching Professor of Applied Linguistics

Associate Director of Academics


Biography:

Jackie Gianico has been teaching since 2006 and joined the IECP faculty in 2012 after having previously worked for the program as a teaching assistant. She has been IECP Academic Coordinator since 2013. Originally from New York, Jackie earned an M.A. in Italian from Middlebury College and an M.A. in Applied Linguistics from Teachers College, Columbia University. In addition to having taught at the intensive English programs of New York University and Columbia University prior to moving to State College, Jackie has also worked as a product developer and editor for Kaplan’s English Programs in New York City. She is interested in improving teacher practices by investigating the intersection of pedagogy and performance as it relates to the study and practice of improvisational theatre, or improv.  Outside of the IECP, Jackie enjoys acting, singing, and painting, and she often brings her experience with theatre, improv and art into the classroom.

 

Selected presentations:

  • Gianico, J.M. (2019, January). Yes, and: Using improv in the IEP classroom. Teaching tip presented at EnglishUSA Professional Development Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • Gianico, J.M. (2019, January). Assessment and feedback in oral communication classes: Using Adobe Spark videos. Teaching tip presented at EnglishUSA Professional Development Conference, San Francisco, CA.
  • Gianico, J.M. (2017, October). IEP students take debate cues from Hamilton: An American Musical. Teaching tip presented at the meeting of Three Rivers TESOL, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Gianico, J.M. (2016, April). Pushing the boundaries of oral placement exams: assessing interactional competence. Presentation at the annual meeting of TESOL, Baltimore, MD.
  • Gianico, J.M. (2015, November). In vivo and online activities: aural explorations not oral presentations. Paper presented at the annual meeting of NYS TESOL, White Plains, NY.
  • Gianico, J.M. & Jadlocki, M. (2014, March). Real and hypothetical voicing as displays of interactional competence in a lesson on informal register in a post-secondary ESL class. American Association of Applied Linguistics American Association of Applied Linguistics, Annual Conference; Portland, OR.
  • Gianico, J.M. & Jadlocki, M. (2012, March). Instructors’ hypothetical discourse and gesture as models of potential thought and talk. American Associaiton of Applied Linguistics, Annual Conference; Boston, MA.
  • Gianico, J.M. (2011, March). Hypothetical quotation and gesture in the demonstration of teacher talk and thought by an ITA. American Associaiton of Applied Linguistics, Annual Conference; Chicago, IL.