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Brad Baurain


Brad Baurain

Title: Associate Professor of TESOL; Program Head
Location: Chicago
School/Area: Seminary
Position: Teaching
Start Date: August 2015

Personal Information:

Bradley Baurain has taught for 25 years in the United States, Canada, China, and Vietnam. He is now leading graduate-level TESOL at Moody Theological Seminary and Graduate School in Chicago. His professional interests include teacher development, narrative inquiry, and literature in language education. His professional memberships include the TESOL International Association and the American Educational Research Association. Information on his publications may be found here.

Educational Background:

ABS, Moody Bible Institute
BA, Wheaton College
MA, University of Illinois at Chicago
PhD, University of Nebraska


Books and Book Chapters:
Religious Faith and Teacher Knowledge in English Language Teaching, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015.
“Putting Beliefs Into Practice in a Church-Run Adult ESOL Ministry,” in Christian Faith and English Language Teaching and Learning: Research on the Interrelationship of Religion and ELT, edited by Mary Shepard Wong, Carolyn Kristjánsson, and Zoltán Dörnyei, Routledge, 2013.
“Cross-Cultural Moral Explorations in Plagiarism,” in Voices, Identities, Negotiations, and Conflicts: Writing Academic English Across Cultures, co-edited with Phan Le Ha, Emerald, 2011.
Multilevel and Diverse Classrooms, co-edited with Phan Le Ha, TESOL, 2010.

”Authoring Teacher Development in a Graduate Seminar in Vietnam,” TESL-EJ 17, 2013
“Beliefs Into Practice: A Religious Inquiry Into Teacher Knowledge,” Journal of Language, Identity, and Education 11, 2012.
“Teaching, Listening, and Generative Silence,” Journal of Curriculum Theorizing 27, 2011.
“Common Ground With A Common Faith: Dewey’s Idea of the ‘Religious’,” Education and Culture 27, 2011.
“Morality, Relationality, and Listening Pedagogy in Language Education,: International Journal of Listening 25, 2011.
“Course Design and Teacher Development in Vietnam: A Diary Project,” TESOL Journal 1, 2010.
“The Aesthetic Classroom and the Beautiful Game,” Journal of Aesthetic Education 44, 2010.
“Christian Witness and Respect for Persons,” Journal of Language, Identity, and Education 6, 2007.
“Small Group Multitasking in Literature Classes,” ELT Journal 61, 2007.

Professional/Personal Interests:

Brad and his wife, Julia, have four children and reside in Munster, Indiana. His interests include reading great literature, photography, classical and post-rock music, soccer, seafood, and keeping up with former students. He also writes devotional studies for Moody’s Today in the Word.
Research interests: teacher development; narrative inquiry; literature in language education; multilevel classes; moral and spiritual issues in TESOL; and theological intersections of faith, teaching, learning, and language.


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