Congratulations, Khila Pokharel
TESOL International Albert H. Marckwardt Grant Awardee
In recognition of his active engagement in and contributions to the field, as well as his commitment to its future, TESOL awarded MITESOL member, Khila Pokharel, the prestigious Albert H. Marckwardt Travel Grant for 2015. The award helped to support Khila's participation in the 2015 TESOL International Convention & Expo, in Toronto, where he presented both a poster (Preparing to teach EFL/ESL abroad) and a Teaching Tip session (Beat the teacher).
Khila is a second-year MATESOL student at Central Michigan University, where he works as a graduate assistant in the Writing Center. As a teacher and teacher-educator from Nepal, he has presented his work at numerous regional and international conferences—including those organized by MITESOL, TESOL International, Illinois TESOL/BE, Michigan Writing Center Association, and Nepal English Language Teachers’ Association (NELTA). He has also introduced many of his colleagues in Nepal and Michigan to these organizations, endeavoring to foster their professional development.
Khila said he is indebted to and proud of his professors, students, and colleagues—at CMU, MITESOL, TESOL, US Embassy /Kathmandu, US Peace Corps /Nepal, the British Council, and NELTA—for the tremendous opportunities they have provided him to learn online, face-to-face, and from print.