English as a Second Language (ESL) Department
...Mr. Kappra has been a member of the CCSF faculty since 1996 and a full-time instructor since 2000.He teaches English as a Second Language at Mission Campus, and teaches IDST 80D: Heterosexism, in Interdisciplinary Studies.He
states as follows: "I believe the teacher's role is to inspire students to seek knowledge rather than to simply provide it.I strive to provide students with opportunities to explore and question, I attempt to challenge and raise more questions than answers.Most importantly, however, I feel it is vital to ensure that the classroom is a community that is supportive, respectful and non-threatening, so that growth, both personal and intellectual, can occur.I see City College as having amazing potential for providing greater opportunities for residents of San Francisco, either through learning a new language or skill, advancing a career, or personal development."
Some non-instructional CCSF activities of Mr. Kappra
include: Mission Campus
Associated Student Advisor; Mission Campus Gay/Straight Alliance Advisor; Sexual Harassment
Advisor, Mission Campus; Member of Mission Campus Student Activities Committee; Member of Sexual Harassment and Gender Bias Prevention Subcommittee
has published the following: "Out and About: An Interactive Course in Beginning English", OWL Publishing
, 2004 and "Out and About: Photocopiable Teacherless Activities for Beginning Language Learners", OWL Publishing
is a member of TESOL
(Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages), CATESOL
(California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) and Teachers Against Prejudice.
leisure time, Mr. Kappra
enjoys travel, language study, reading and political activism.