Center for Educational Technologies to Assist Refugee Learners (CETARL)

Senior Personnel Bowman manages the Learning Laboratory at the Intensive English Language 
Center (IELC). He teaches Lab classes and develops ESOL applications for IELC. All of the students in the program are either international students or immigrants who attend IELC in order to improve their English skills to further their academic or professional careers. The language-learning software he develops for IELC classes uses a variety of coding languages, including PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, HTML5, etc. Bowman has served on various committees for TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) and manages its computer expo at the yearly conferences. Prior to coming to WSU, Bowman was the Adult Basic Education Coordinator at the Wichita Indochinese Center where he also taught classes for immigrants and refugees. He worked abroad in Paraguay for several years before that, serving as a Spanish/English interpreter, teaching English at a British Council school, and developing software for language learning.