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Mary Soto

Mary Soto is an assistant professor in the Teacher Education Department at California State University East Bay in Hayward, California. Mary works with teacher candidates as well as teachers working toward their master’s degree. Her research interests include using authentic texts and project based learning to teach emergent bilinguals and long-term English learners.

Mary has been a frequent invited speaker, and she presents at international, national, state, and regional conferences including Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), the California Association of Bilingual Education (CABE), and and the California Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (CATESOL).

Mary has written and published a book chapter entitled “A Self-Study of Teacher Educator Practice: Strategies and Activities to Use with Authentic Texts,” a monograph entitled “Using Novels to Engage Secondary Emergent Bilinguals in Reading” published by Texas Women’s University, and several journal articles including “Teaching the Academic Language and Concepts of Language Arts to Secondary Long-Term English Learners” in the NABE Journal of Research and Practice, “Long Term English Learners: Who are they? How can teachers help? In Secondary Accents: The Newsletter of the TESOL Secondary Interest Section and “In for the Long Haul” in  Language: The Journal of Communication and Education.


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