Contact Information
Phone:  617-353-3233
E-mail:  sjm15@bu.edu

Educational History

  • Ph.D. Harvard University
  • M.A. Harvard University
  • B.A. Trinity College

Profile

Dr. Molinsky’s primary interest is the development of innovative approaches to teaching English as a Second Language and English as a Foreign Language. He has taught methodology courses at Boston University for more than thirty years. He is co-author of more than 100 textbooks that are used throughout the world to teach people to communicate in English. He has given numerous presentations on language teaching methodology in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central America, South America, and Asia. Dr. Molinsky is the 1982 recipient of the Metalf Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Courses Taught

SED TL 509 Methods of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages SED TL 835 Seminar in TESOL

Selected Publications

  • The Side by Side English Program, Steven J. Molinsky, Bill Bliss, Prentice Hall, First Edition: 1980-1983; Second Edition: 1989; Third Edition: Longman, 2001-2003; Silver 25th Anniversary Edition, 2005. (Student Texts 1-4, Activity Workbooks 1-4, Teacher’s Guides 1-4, Audio Program, Picture Program, Testing Program, Communication Game Books 1-3.)
  • Side by Side Plus, Steven J. Molinsky, BIll Bliss, Longman, 2008. (Student Texts 1-4, Teacher’s Guides 1-4).
  • Side by Side Chinese Bilingual Edition, Steven J. Molinsky, Bill Bliss, Shanghai Far East Publishers/Foreign Languages Press, 1997.
  • Side by Side TV, Levels 1 & 2, Steven J. Molinsky, Bill Bliss, Prentice Hall, 1993. (Video Workbooks 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B.)
  • Side by Side TV Chinese Bilingual Edition, Steven J. Molinsky, Bill Bliss, Foreign Language and Teaching Research Press, 1997. (Video Workbooks 1 & 2, Video Guidebooks 1 & 2.)
  • Side by Side Interactive CD-ROM Levels 1 & 2, Steven J. Molinsky, Bill Bliss, Longman, 2003. (Multimedia Activity Workbooks 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B.)
  • The ExpressWays English Program, Steven J. Molinsky, Bill Bliss, Prentice Hall, First Edition: 1986-89; Second Edition: 1995-1996. (Student Texts 1-4, Activity Workbooks 1-4, Teacher’s Guides 1-4, Audio Program, Picture Program, Testing Program.)
  • International ExpressWays: Exercises in Functions, Topics, and Grammar for Interactive Grammar Practice, Steven J. Molinsky, Bill Bliss, Prentice Hall International, London, 1989.
  • Access: Fundamentals of Literacy and Communication, Steven J. Molinsky, Bill Bliss, Prentice Hall, 1990.
  • Day by Day: English for Employment Communication, Steven J. Molinsky, Bill Bliss, Prentice Hall, 1994.
  • Word by Word Picture Dictionary Program, Steven J. Molinsky, Bill Bliss, First Edition: Prentice Hall, 1994-95; Second Edition: Longman, 2005. Bilingual editions: Arabic, Chinese, Haitian Kreyol, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Vietnamese. (Literacy Workbook, Beginning Vocabulary Workbook, Beginning Lifeskills Workbook, Intermediate Vocabulary Workbook, Intermediate Lifeskills Workbook, Teacher’s Resource Book & Lesson Planner with CD-ROM, Audio Program, Picture Program, Testing Program.)
  • Word by Word Basic Picture Dictionary Program , Steven J. Molinsky, Bill Bliss, First Edition: Prentice Hall, 1994; Second Edition: Longman, 2006. Bilingual editions: Japanese, Haitian Kreyol, Spanish. (LIteracy Workbook, Vocabulary Workbook, Lifeskills Workbook, Teacher’s Resource Book & Lesson Planner with CD-ROM, Audio Program, Picture Program.)
  • Word by Word Primary Phonics Picture Dictionary, Steven J. Molinsky, Bill Bliss, Longman, 2000. (Workbooks A, B, & C, Teacher’s Guide, Audio Program, Picture/Word Cards, Tutor’s Handbook.)
  • Communicator I, Steven J. Molinsky, Bill Bliss, Prentice Hall, 1995. Communicator II, Steven J. Molinsky, Bill Bliss, Prentice Hall, 1995.
  • Communicator I, II Chinese Bilingual Edition, Beijing World Publishing Corporation, 1997. Foundations, Steven J. Molinsky, Bill Bliss, First Edition: Prentice Hall, 1995; Second Edition: Longman, 2006. (Literacy Workbook, Activity Workbook, Teacher’s Resource Book & Lesson Planner with CD-ROM, Audio Program.). .

Selected Presentations

• Communicative Structure Practice. Keynote speaker, ASOCOPI Conference, Bogota, Colombia, October, 1991. Communicative Approaches to Teaching Grammar. Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University, September, 1992. Innovative Approaches to Language Teaching. Hillsboro County School System, Hillsboro County, FL, February, 1993. Interactive Approaches to Language Teaching. Austin Community College, Austin, TX, March, 1993. Innovative Approaches to Teaching Vocabulary. Tokyo Book Fair (Tokyo, Japan), Yokohama YMCA English Program (Yokohama, Japan), AEON Language Program (Okayama, Japan), America Eigo Gakuin (Wakayama, Japan), Osaka YMCA Program (Osaka, Japan), ELS Language Program (Seoul, Korea), Yonsei University (Seoul, Korea), National University (Taipei, Taiwan), October, 1993. Training Language Teachers for the 1990s. Korea-American Institute, Seoul, Korea, October, 1993. Teaching English Through Video. Ademi Conference, Monterrey, Mexico, October, 1994. Vocabulary Learning Through Music and Movement. International TESOL Convention, Long Beach, CA, March, 1995. Teaching to Diverse Learning Styles. International TESOL Convention, Orlando, FL, March, 1997. Side by Side TV: English Through Television. Beijing Education Institute Foreign Studies University, Capital Normal University, Beijing, China, October 1997. The Challenge of Preparing Future English Teachers. National English Language Teaching Conference, Jinan, China, October, 1997. Integrating Workplace Communication, SCANS, and English for Employability. International TESOL Convention, Seattle, WA, March, 1998. Vocabulary Teaching for Diverse Learning Styles. Invited Seminars: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Belo Horizonte, Brazil; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Asuncion, Paraguay; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Cordoba, Argentina; Mendoza, Argentina, May, 1998. What I Learned About Language Learning from Trying to Learn a New Language: Implications for Teachers. Keynote Speaker, Puerto Rico TESOL Conference, Ponce, Puerto RIco, November, 1999. A Model for Family English Language Learning. International TESOL Convention, Vancouver, Canada, March, 2000. Strategies for Creating Dynamic Classroom Interaction. JALT Conference, Shizuoka, Japan, November, 2000. Learning English Side by Side. Invited seminar, Guadalajara, Mexico; Merida, Mexico; Mexico City, Mexico, June 2002. Strategies for Creating Dynamic Classroom Interaction. Teacher Development Conference, Sao Paulo, Brazil, July, 2002. Learning English Side by Side. ETA Conference, Taipei, Taiwan. Special Seminars: Seoul, Korea; Taegu, Korea; Pusan, Korea, November, 2002. Strategies for Classroom Success. Keynote speaker, Virginia ESL Supervisors Association, Williamsburg, VA, February, 2003. Innovations in Technology: Side by Side Interactive. International TESOL Convention, Baltimore, MD, March, 2003. Bringing Language Learning to Life. Tokyo English Language Book Fair, Tokyo, Japan, October 2003. Multimedia Magic. International TESOL Convention, Long Beach, CA, April, 2004. What I Have Learned About Language Learning. Featured Speaker, KOTESOL Conference, Seoul, Korea, October 2005. Learning English Side by Side. Special seminar: Pagoda Language Academy, Sisa PLS Language Center, International Graduate School of English (Seoul Korea), Nichidai Buzan Senior High School, Nakamura Senior High School, (Tokyo, Japan), October, 2005. Music! Lifeskills! Lesson Planning! International TESOL Convention, Tampa, Florida, March, 2006. What I Have Learned About Language Learning. Plenary Speaker, Colorado State TESOL Conference, Denver, CO. October, 2006. Methodological Analysis of the Word by Word Vocabulary Development. Language Consultants Seminar, Acapulco, Mexico, January, 2007. Strategies for Success with Low-Beginning Students. International TESOL Convention, Seattle, WA, March, 2007

Selected Professional Memberships

TESOL: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages MATSOL: Massachusetts Association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages

Advising

Program Director: Graduate TESOL Program

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students at the School of Education benefit from the community feel of a small school along with the resources of a large university. Our students are in the field in both urban and suburban schools as early as their first year at SED.

Graduate Students

Talented graduate students from around the world prepare to become teachers, counselors, administrators, and more in as little as one year at the School of Education. Our students engage in diverse aspects of education both in the classroom and the field.