Keith S. Folse, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, TESOL, Department of Modern Languages Coordinator, M.A. in TESOL Program

AREAS OF SPECIAL INTEREST

Second language vocabulary acquisition and instruction; Quantitative and qualitative research on materials design, publication, and use; Teacher training; Teaching of reading; Teaching of composition; Teaching of speaking; How second language learners react to teacher feedback; Impact of individual learner differences; Best teaching practices

HIGHER EDUCATION

Ph.D., Second Language Acquisition and Instructional Technology,
University of South Florida, December 1999
Dissertation: "The Effect of Type of Written Practice Activity on
Second Language Vocabulary Retention"

M.A., TESOL, University of Southern Mississippi, 1980
Thesis: "An Atlas of Selected Spanish Lexical Items Exhibited in the
Native Speech of Honduras, Nicaragua, and El Salvador"

B.A., English/TESOL (minor in French & Secondary Education, certified Secondary
English & French in Mississippi), University of Southern Mississippi, 1979

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

2006 - present
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA
Associate Professor & Coordinator, M.A. TESOL Program,
Dept. of Modern Languages & Literatures
Summer 2006, 2007
ARKANSAS TECH UNIVERSITY
Invited to teach a graduate course on grammar for ESL and content teachers of K-12 learners.
2000 - 2005
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA
Assistant Professor & Coordinator, M.A. TESOL Program,
Dept. of Modern Languages & Literatures
Summer 2004
St. MICHAEL'S COLLEGE, Vermont
Invited to teach a graduate course on research and pedagogy of Second Language Vocabulary Acquisition
1995-2000
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA
ESL Instructor, English Language Institute
1999
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA
Adjunct, ESOL for Secondary Teachers, College of Education
1997
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA
Adjunct Instructor Linguistics, College of Arts & Sciences
1994
OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY
Instructor, Intensive English Summer Program
1994
ROBERT VENTRE TRAINING
EFL Instructor, Kuwait
1990-1994
LANGUAGE ACADEMY
ESL Director, Gunma, Japan, 1990-1994.
1988-1990
INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF JAPAN
EAP Instructor, Graduate School, Niigata, Japan, 1988-1990.
1985-1988
TEXAS INTERNATIONAL EDUCATIONAL CONSORTIUM
Instructor and Level Coordinator, Shah Alam, Malaysia
1980-1984
SPRING HILL COLLEGE
Instructor/Assistant Director, Intensive English Language Institute
1979-1980
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI
Instructor, English Language Institute

ACADEMIC HONORS & AWARDS

2007-2008
Academic Sabbatical Award
2006-2007
International TESOL Thomson Heinle Excellence in Teaching
2007
College of Arts & Humanities Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award; UCF
2005
Teaching Incentive Performance (TIP) Award; UCF
2005
Research Incentive (RIA) Award; UCF
2005
Scholarship of Teaching & Learning Research (SoTL) Award; UCF
2005
Distinguished Researcher Award; College of Arts & Sciences, UCF
2004-2005
In-House Research Grant, $7,478, UCF
2004
University Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award (all-university wide); UCF
2004
College of Arts & Sciences Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award; UCF
2003
Summer Graduate Student-Professor Mentor Research Fellowship, with TESOL student Erica Reynoso, UCF
2002
Summer Graduate Student-Professor Mentor Research Fellowship, with TESOL student Catrina Rollins, UCF
1984
Fulbright Award, EFL Teaching, Romania. (declined due to prior employment commitment in Saudi Arabia)

PUBLICATIONS

Academic Books:

Coombe, C., Folse, K., and Hubley, N. (2007.) A Practical Guide to Assessing Language Learners. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Folse, K. (2006). The Art of Teaching Speaking: Pedagogy and Research for ESL/EFL. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Folse, K. (2004). Vocabulary Myths: Applying Second Language Research to Classroom Teaching. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Folse, K. (2008, Forthcoming). Teaching Grammar to English Language Learners: A practical handbook. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Chapters in Books:

Folse, K. (2008.) "Myth 1: Teaching vocabulary is not the writing teacher's job."
In J. Reid (Ed.), Writing Myths: Applying Second Language Research to Classroom Teaching. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Folse, K. (2007). Implications of second language vocabulary research for teachers. In P. Davidson, C. Coombe, D. Lloyd, & D. Palfreyman (Eds.), Teaching and Learning Vocabulary in Another Language (1-20). Dubai: TESOL Arabia.

Refereed Articles:

Folse, K., and Clemmons, K. (In-press.) "When 1,000 is Not Exactly 1,000: A Content Analysis of the Utility of the General Service List for a Fourth- Grade Science Text." Submitted to Modern Language Journal.

Folse, K. (In-press.) "Practical Vocabulary Activities Based on Current Second Language Research." Submitted to English Teaching Forum.

Folse, K. (2006) "The Effect of Type of Written Exercise on L2 Vocabulary Retention." TESOL Quarterly 40 (2), 273-293.

Folse, K., and Vitanova, G. (2006). "Sociolinguistic Factors in TESOL: The Very Least Teachers and Educators Should Know." TESL Reporter 39 (1), 48-58.

Folse, K., and Brummett, K. (2006). "Pedagogical Grammar Courses Offered by MATESOL Programs in Florida." Sunshine State TESOL Journal 5 (1), 27-38.

Folse, K. (2004). "Myths about Teaching and Learning Second Language Vocabulary: What Recent Research Says." TESL Reporter 37 (2), 1-13.

Folse, K. (2004). "Limitation of Context Clues in Real-World Comprehension: A Case Study" Nexus: A Journal for Teachers in Development 7, 1.

Folse, K. (2003). "Applying Second Language Research Results in the Design of More Effective ESL Discussion Activities." CATESOL Journal 15 (1), 101-111.

Folse, K. (2003). Implications of Second Language Vocabulary Research for Teachers. Perspectives/TESOL Arabia 10 (3), 4-12.

Folse, K., and Chien, Y. (2003). Using L2 Research on Multimedia Annotations to Evaluate CALL Vocabulary Materials. Sunshine State TESOL Journal 2 (1), 25-37.

Folse, K. (1994). "Advice Columns: The Writing on the Wall." Tips from the Classroom, TESOL Matters. Alexandria, VA: TESOL. Winter 1994.

Folse, K. (1992). "Getting Japanese Students to Say More than Just Yes or No." Modern English Teacher. London: Macmillan ELT. October 1992.

Folse, K. (1992). "Could You Repeat That? An Innovative Way of Getting Students to Speak Up." TESL Reporter. Laie, HA: BYU Campus. April 1992.

Folse, K. (1992). Guest Editor of special issue of The Language Teacher. (Japanese Association of Language Teachers' journal). Topic: Teaching in Language Schools in Japan. February 1992

Folse, K. (1989). "Why This Unwarranted Attack on Grammar?" The Language Teacher. December 1989.

Folse, K. and Todd-Chattin, R. (1983). "How Do You Get to Timbuktu? Improving ESL Listening/Speaking Skills Through Team Competition." TESL Reporter, Laie, HA: BYU. October 1983.

Textbooks:

Folse, K., Vestri, E., & Tortorella, D. (2007.) Top 10: Grammar for Writing. Boston: Thomson Heinle.

Folse, K. (2007). Rapid Reading Practices: Developing Word Automaticity in Reading. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Folse, K., Vestri, E., & Smith-Palinkas, B. (2007.) Top 20: Grammar for Writing, 2nd Edition. Boston: Thomson Heinle.

Folse, K. & Pugh, T. (2006). Greater Essays. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Folse, K., Vestri-Solomon, E., & Clabeaux, D. (2006). From Great Paragraphs to Great Essays. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Folse, K., Ivone, J., & Pollgreen, S. (2005). 101 Clear Grammar Tests. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Folse, K., & Farina, M. (2005). College Vocabulary 3: English for Academic Success. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Folse, K. (2004). Intermediate Reading Practices: Building Reading and Vocabulary Skills, 3rd Edition. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Folse, K., Muchmore, A., & Vestri, E. (2004). Great Sentences: An Introduction to Basic Sentences and Paragraphs, 2nd Edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Folse, K. & Bologna, D. (2003). Targeting Listening and Speaking: Strategies and Activities for ESL/EFL Students. Ann Arbor: Univ. of Michigan Press.

Folse, K., Muchmore, A., & Vestri, E. (2003). Great Essays: An Introduction to Writing Essays, 2nd Edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Folse, K., Muchmore, A., & Vestri, E. (2003). Great Paragraphs: An Introduction to Writing Paragraphs, 2nd Edition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Folse, K., Smith-Palinkas, B., & Vestri, E. (2003). Top 20: Great Grammar for Great Writing. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Folse, K., Mitchell, D., Smith-Palinkas, B. & Tortorella, D. (2003). Clear Grammar 4: Spoken and Written Communication. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Folse, K., Mahnke, K., Vestri, E., & Williams, L. (2003). Blueprints 2: Composition and Grammar Skills for Academic Writing. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Folse, K., Mitchell, D., Rutland, W., Smith-Palinkas, B. & Tortorella, D. (2003). Clear Grammar Student Workbook 4: More Activities for Spoken and Written Communication. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Folse, K. & Ivone, J. (2002). First Discussion Starters. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Folse, K., Mahnke, K., Vestri, E., & Williams, L. (2002). Blueprints 1: Composition and Grammar Skills for Academic Writing. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Folse, K. & Ivone, J. (2002). More Discussion Starters. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Folse, K., Ivone, J., Mitchell, D., & Vestri, E. (2001). Clear Grammar Student Workbook 1: More Activities for Spoken and Written Communication. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Folse, K., Smith-Palinkas, B., Vestri, E., & Tortorella, D. (2001). Clear Grammar Student Workbook 2: More Activities for Spoken and Written Communication. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Folse, K., Kalaydjian, K., Muchmore, A., & Vestri, E. (2001). Clear Grammar Student Workbook 3: More Activities for Spoken and Written Communication. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Koch, R. with K. Folse. (2000). Focus on Grammar Workbook: Advanced Course for Reference and Practice. 2nd Edition. White Plains, NY: Longman.

Folse, K., Gabriella, J., Hadeed, L., Ivone, J., Muchmore-Vokoun, A., Solomon, E. (1999). 100 Clear Grammar Tests. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Folse, K. (1999). Clear Grammar 3: Spoken and Written Communication. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Folse, K. (1998). Clear Grammar 2: Spoken and Written Communication. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Folse, K. (1998). Clear Grammar 1: Spoken and Written Communication. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Folse, K., Muchmore, A., & Vestri, E. (1998). Great Essays: An Introduction to Writing Essays. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Folse, K., Muchmore, A., & Vestri, E. (1998). Great Paragraphs: An Introduction to Writing Paragraphs. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Folse, K. (1997). Intermediate TOEFL Test Practices. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Folse, K. (1996). Beginning Reading Practices. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Folse, K. (1996). Discussion Starters. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Folse, K. (1993). Talk a Lot. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Folse, K. (1991). Crossword Puzzles for Fun. Nara, Japan: Dawn Press.

Folse, K. (1985). Intermediate Reading Practices. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Folse, K. (1983). English Structure Practices. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Book Reviews in Refereed Journals:

Coombe, C. & Folse, K. (2004.) Book review of "Doing Second Language Research." Brown, J.D., & Rodgers, T. (Oxford, 2002). Modern English Teacher 13(1), 81-82.

Folse, K. (2003). Book review of "Treatment of Error." Ferris, D. (University of Michigan Press, 2002). TESOL Journal 12(3), Autumn 2003, 54.

Folse, K. (2001). Book review of "Working with Second Language Learners: Answers to Teachers' Top Ten Questions." Cary, S. (Heinemann, 2000). TESL-EJ, April 2001, R-9.

Extended Teaching Ideas/Chapters in TESOL New Ways series:

Folse, K. (1997). "Where are the Scissors?" D. Nunan (Ed.) New Ways in Teaching Listening Comprehension. Alexandria, VA: TESOL.

Folse, K. (1997). "Tic-Tac-Toe for Listening." D. Nunan (Ed.) New Ways in Teaching Listening Comprehension. Alexandria, VA: TESOL.

Folse, K. (1996). "Jumping on Colors." L. Schenke-Llano (Ed.) New Ways in Teaching Young Children. Alexandria, VA: TESOL.

Folse, K. (1995). "Who Did What?: A Past Tense Mystery Puzzle." M. Pennington (Ed.) New Ways in Teaching Grammar. Alexandria, VA: TESOL.

Folse, K. (1995). "Scrambled Gerunds and Infinitives in an Envelope." M. Pennington (Ed.) New Ways in Teaching Grammar. Alexandria, VA: TESOL.

Folse, K. (1995). "What is the Teacher Doing?" M. Pennington (Ed.) New Ways in Teaching Grammar. Alexandria, VA: TESOL.

Folse, K. (1994). "Scrambled Idioms in an Envelope." D. Nunan (Ed.) New Ways in Teaching Vocabulary. Alexandria, VA: TESOL.

Folse, K. (1994). "Secret Word." P. Nation (Ed.) New Ways in Teaching Vocabulary. Alexandria, VA: TESOL.

Folse, K. (1994). "Scrambled Sentences in Envelopes." P. Nation (Ed.) New Ways in Teaching Vocabulary. Alexandria, VA: TESOL.

Folse, K. (1994). "Saying A and Not B: Minimal Pairs." K. Bailey and L. Savage (Eds.) New Ways in Teaching Speaking. Alexandria, VA: TESOL.

Folse, K. (1994). "Location Question Race." K. Bailey and L. Savage (Eds.) New Ways in Teaching Speaking. Alexandria, VA: TESOL.

Non-refereed Professional Publications:

Folse, K. (2005). Report on the MATESOL Program at the University of Central Florida." The Messenger (SSTESOL), Spring 2005.

Folse, K. (2004). "The Underestimated Importance of Vocabulary in the Foreign Language Classroom." CLEAR (Center for Language Education and Research, Michigan State University) News, 8 (2), Fall 2004, 1, 3-4.

Folse, K. (2004). "Reflections on the Implementation of a Grammar Course in an MATESOL Program." The Messenger (SSTESOL) , Spring 2004

Folse, K. (2004.) Second Language Research and the Teaching of Vocabulary. Northern New England TESOL Newsletter, Spr 2004, 1-2.

Folse, K. (2002). Implementing L2 Research in Materials Design. ESL/EFL Materials Writers Web Resource (MWWR).http://www.geocities.com/materials_writers/research_materials.htm

Folse, K. (2002). "Introducing the Swap Shop at the SSTESOL Conference." The Messenger, 8 (2), Spring 2002, 10.

Folse, K. (2000). "Report on the 20th Annual Moroccan Summer Institute of English." The Regional English Language Office Newsletter for North Africa and the Gulf. Fall 2000 Issue, 4.

Folse, K. (1999.) "Presenting Grammar: What Every ESL Teacher Ought to Know." Sunshine State TESOL Messenger. Fall Issue, 8.

Folse, K. (1999). "How to Get Your Material Published." American Language Review 3 (4). July/August 1999.

Folse, K. (1994). "Professional Development: Building Up the Teacher's Bag of Tricks." Intensive English Programs Newsletter (International TESOL), 4-5.

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS & WORKSHOPS

(Most Recent Presentations [2000-present] )

Invited

Invited Featured Speaker, "Is Vocabulary the Composition Teacher's Job?" State TexTESOL, Galveston, October 2007.

Invited Keynote Address, "Inspiring Our Students Toward Better Writing." WATESOL, George Mason University, Washington, D.C., October 2007.

Invited Pre-Conference Institute, "Ideas that Save Composition Teachers Time." WATESOL, George Mason University, Washington, D.C., October 2007.

Invited by Arkansas Department of Education to deliver 10 days of workshops on "Second Language Acquisition for ESOL K-12" at four sites throughout Arkansas, July 2007.

Invited by US State Department to Mongolia to conduct workshops and presentations on teaching reading, writing, and vocabulary. May 2007. Declined due to scheduling conflicts.

Invited Keynote Speaker, "Factors Impacting the Success of a Speaking Task." Adult Education Summer Symposium of the Florida Adult ESOL Practitioners' Task Force, Daytona Beach, May 2007.

Invited Workshop, "Working with Adult ESOL Learners: Activities that Work." Adult Education Summer Symposium of the Florida Adult ESOL Practitioners' Task Force, Naples, April 2007.

Invited Colloquium Discussant. "Vocabulary Research in the Language Curriculum: From Principles to Practice." AAAL American Association of Applied Linguists. Costa Mesa, California, April 2007.

Invited Sunday featured workshop, "Vocabulary Matters." CATESOL Conference, San Diego, April 2007.

Invited Colloquium Member. "To Use a Textbook or Not? Yes, No, Maybe." International TESOL, Seattle, March 2007.

Invited Featured Speaker, "Vocabulary Myths: Research and Pedagogy." Akita University, Akita, Japan, February 2007.

Invited by Springdale, Arkansas, School District to deliver a 3-day workshop on "Second Language Acquisition for ESOL K-12." Springdale, Arkansas, February 2007.

Invited Plenary Speaker, "Everything I Know about Teaching I Learned from My Own Teachers-Almost." Costa Rica TESOL, San Jose, January 2007. Declined due to scheduling conflicts.

Invited Plenary Speaker, "Ten Things that I Wish I Had Known Before I Took Up TESOL." Southeast Regional TESOL, Little Rock, December 2006.

Invited Plenary Speaker, "Myths about Teaching Second Language Vocabulary." OKTESOL, Tulsa, Oklahoma, November 2006.

Invited Plenary Speaker, "Vocabulary Myths." MexTESOL, Leon, Mexico, October 2006.

Invited Workshop "Composition Teachers: Ideas that Save Teacher Time." MexTESOL, Leon, Mexico, October 2006.

Invited Plenary Speaker. Korea TESOL (KOTESOL). Fall 2006. Declined due to scheduling conflicts.

Invited by US State Department to conduct workshops and presentations on teaching reading, writing, and vocabulary in Colombia. August 2006. Declined due to scheduling conflicts.

Invited by Arkansas Department of Education to deliver 12 days of workshops on "Second Language Acquisition for ESOL K-12" at six sites throughout the state, June 2006.

Invited Workshop "Experience is the Best Teacher-Ideas that Work." English Language Institute, University of Delaware. May 2006.

Invited Plenary Speaker, "Everything I Know about Teaching I Learned from My Own Teachers-Almost." International TESOL, Tampa, March 2006.

Invited by Springdale, Arkansas, School District to deliver a 3-day workshop on "Second Language Acquisition for ESOL K-12." Springdale, Arkansas, February 2006.

Invited Workshop, "Experience is the Best Teacher: Ideas that Work." Orange County TESOL, Cal State-Fullerton, November 2005.

Invited Featured Speaker, "ESL Students vs. The English Language: The Least K-12 Teachers Should Know." Ohio TESOL, Columbus, November 2005.

Invited Featured Speaker, "Teaching ESL to Adult ESL Learners: When Time Really Matters." Ohio TESOL, Columbus, November 2005.

Invited Workshop, "Designing Speaking Activities." ABLA-Asociacion Centros Binacionales en Latino America, Guatemala, November 2005.

Invited Workshop, "Teaching Writing: Fluency versus Accuracy." ABLA-Asociacion Centros Binacionales en Latino America, Guatemala, November 2005.

Invited Workshop, "Vocabulary Activities for Better Word Power." ABLA-Asociacion Centros Binacionales en Latino America, Guatemala, November 2005.

Invited Plenary Speaker, "Experience is the Best Teacher: Ideas that Work." Louisiana TESOL, Baton Rouge-LSU, September 2005. (canceled due to Hurricane Katrina)

Invited Plenary Speaker, "Myths about Learning Second Language Vocabulary: Research and Practice." Universidad San Sebastian, Chile, August 2005.

Invited Plenary Speaker, "Myths about Learning Second Language Vocabulary: Research and Practice." Universidad de Tarapaca, Chile, August 2005.

Invited Speaker, "Myths about Learning Second Language Vocabulary: Research and Practice." Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Chile, August 2005.

Invited Speaker, "Myths about Learning Second Language Vocabulary: Research and Practice." Universidad de Rancagua, Chile, August 2005.

Invited Speaker, "Myths about Learning Second Language Vocabulary: Research and Practice." Pontificia Universidad Catolica, Chile, August 2005.

Invited Speaker, "Ideas for Teaching Vocabulary." Universidad San Sebastian, Chile, August 2005.

Invited Workshop, "Practical Ideas for Starting and Maintaining Successful Discussion Activities." Universidad San Sebastian, Chile, August 2005.

Invited Workshop, "Practical Ideas for Starting and Maintaining Successful Discussion Activities." Universidad Rancagua, Chile, August 2005.

Invited Workshop, "Practical Ideas for Starting and Maintaining Successful Discussion Activities." Universidad de Tarapaca, Chile, August 2005.

Invited Workshop, "Teaching Writing: Practical Ideas that Save Teacher Time." Universidad Santo Tomas, Chile, August 2005.

Invited Workshop, "Teaching Writing: Practical Ideas that Save Teacher Time." Universidad de Tarapaca, Chile, August 2005.

Invited by Arkansas Department of Education to deliver 12 days of workshops on "Second Language Acquisition for ESOL K-12" at six sites throughout the state, June 2005.

Invited Plenary Speaker: "Vocabulary Myths and ESL Teaching." Sunshine State TESOL Conference, Orlando, May 2005.

Invited Plenary Speaker: "Myths about Vocabulary in ESL." Penn TESOL Fall Conference, Philadelphia, April 2005.

Invited panelist: Colloquium on "Strategies for EAP Listening, Speaking, and Pronunciation." International TESOL Conference. San Antonio, April 2005.

Invited panelist: Colloquium on "MA TESOL Programs and the Job Market." International TESOL Conference. San Antonio, April 2005.

Invited by Ft. Smith, Arkansas, School District to deliver a 2-day workshop on "Second Language Acquisition for ESOL K-12." Ft. Smith, Arkansas, January 2005.

Invited by Springdale, Arkansas, School District to deliver a 3-day workshop on "Second Language Acquisition for ESOL K-12." Springdale, Arkansas, December 2004.

Invited Featured Speaker, "Vocabulary Myths and Adequate English Learning." TEXTESOL V, Dallas, October 2004.

Invited presentation on "Better Testing for Your K-12 ESOL Students." TEXTESOL V, Dallas, October 2004.

Invited presentation on "Fluency Activities that Develop Writing Skills." TEXTESOL V, Dallas, October 2004.

Invited Sunday featured workshop, "Myths about Second Language Vocabulary." CATESOL Conference, April 2004.

Invited Featured Speaker, "Ten Myths about Second Language Vocabulary." TESOL Arabia, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 2004.

Invited presentation on "Professional Growth and Development: Getting Published." TESOL Arabia, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, March 2004.

Invited Spotlight Session, "The Why and How of Teaching Vocabulary." Co-presented with Dr. B. Laufer of the University of Haifa. International TESOL Conference, Long Beach, March 2004.

Invited by Springdale, Arkansas, School District to deliver a 3-day workshop on "Evaluating ESOL Learners." Springdale, Arkansas, January 2004.

Invited by US Embassy in Brazil to conduct workshops and presentations on teaching reading, writing, and vocabulary. (declined due to scheduling conflicts.)

Invited Guest Speaker to Graduate TESOL Students: "Methodological Issues in Conducting Vocabulary Research in Language Classes." St. Michael's College, Burlington, VT, November 2003.

Invited Plenary Speaker: "Myths about Vocabulary in ESL." Northern New England TESOL Fall Conference, Manchester, NH, November 2003.

Invited presentation on "Practical Ideas for More Effective Composition Classes." Northern New England TESOL Fall Conference, Manchester, NH, November 2003.

Invited Plenary Speaker: "Myths About Vocabulary in English Language Teaching." National Conference for Teachers of English, Guatemala, November 2003. Sponsored by the U.S. Embassy & U.S. State Department.

Invited presentation on "Teaching Writing: Practical Ideas that Save Teacher Time." National Conference for Teachers of English, Guatemala, November 2003. Sponsored by the U.S. Embassy & U.S. State Department.

Invited presentation on "Practical Ideas for Designing and Teaching with Discussion Activities." National Conference for Teachers of English, Guatemala, November 2003. Sponsored by the U.S. Embassy & U.S. State Department.

Invited presentation on "Successful Grammar and Vocabulary Activities." National Conference for Teachers of English, Guatemala, November 2003. Sponsored by the U.S. Embassy & U.S. State Department.

Invited Plenary Speaker: "Myths About Vocabulary in ESL." Southeast Regional TESOL Meeting, New Orleans, September 2003.

Invited presentation on "Teaching Writing: Practical Ideas that Save Teacher Time." Southeast Regional TESOL Meeting, New Orleans, September 2003.

Featured Speaker: "The Influence of L2 Research on Vocabulary Learning Materials." Teacher-to-Teacher Conference 2003. Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. May 2003.

Invited Speaker: "L2 Vocabulary Materials: Presenting and Practicing." Zayed University, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, May 2003.

Plenary Speaker: "Balancing Instruction with Accuracy and Fluency Activities in ESL Composition." Central Florida SSTESOL Mini-Conference. Orlando. February 2003.

Invited Plenary Speaker: "Teaching Composition: Challenges and Solutions for the Teacher." Puerto Rico TESOL Conference. San Juan, Puerto Rico. November 2002.

Invited presentation on "Ideas and Activities for Great Paragraphs and Essays." Puerto Rico TESOL Conference. San Juan, Puerto Rico. November 2002.

Invited Featured Speaker: "The Importance of L2 Grammar Mistakes." 24th Annual TEXTESOL Conference, Galveston, Texas, November 2002.

Invited Keynote Speaker. "Practical Ideas for Teaching Grammar to Beginning Adult Learners." Los Angeles Unified School District. Santa Ana College, Santa Ana, California. August 2002.

"Teaching Composition: Practice and Theory." National University, Tashkent, Uzbekistan. July 2002. Sponsored by the US Embassy, Tashkent, and State Department, Washington, D.C.

"Teaching Composition: Practice and Theory." National University, Tashkent, Uzbekistan. July 2002. Sponsored by the US Embassy, Tashkent, and State Department, Washington, D.C.

"Designing Speaking Activities to Teach English." National University, Tashkent, Uzbekistan. July 2002. Sponsored by the US Embassy, Tashkent, and State Department, Washington, D.C.

"The Role of Vocabulary in Second Language Teaching." National University, Tashkent, Uzbekistan. July 2002. Sponsored by the US Embassy, Tashkent, and State Department, Washington, D.C.

"Teaching Composition: Practice and Theory." National University, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. July 2002. Sponsored by the US Embassy, Bishkek, and State Department, Washington, D.C.

"The Role of Vocabulary in Second Language Teaching." National University, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. July 2002. Sponsored by the US Embassy, Bishkek, and State Department, Washington, D.C.

"Vocabulary and the New English Teacher." Teacher Trainer Development Conference, Is-sy-kul, Kyrgyzstan. July 2002. Sponsored by the US Embassy, Bishkek, and State Department, Washington, D.C. in connection with a local NGO.

Invited speaker: "Vocabulary Knowledge, Context Clues, and Nonnative Learners: What to Do?" ICANA Binational Center, Buenos Aires, Argentina. June 2002. Sponsored by the U.S. Embassy, Buenos Aires, and State Department, Washington, D.C.

Invited Plenary Speaker: "Vocabulary Knowledge, Context Clues, and Nonnative Learners: What to Do?" National Conference of Argentina TESOL. Parana, Argentina. June 2002. Sponsored by the U.S. Embassy, Buenos Aires, and State Department, Washington, D.C.

"Practical Ideas for Teaching Grammar and Vocabulary to Adult and Adolescent Learners" National Conference of Argentina TESOL. Parana, Argentina. June 2002. Sponsored by the U.S. Embassy, Buenos Aires, and State Department, Washington, D.C.

"Using L2 Research for Better Discussion Activities." National Conference of Argentina TESOL. Parana, Argentina. June 2002. Sponsored by the U.S. Embassy, Buenos Aires, and State Department, Washington, D.C.

"Teacher-Friendly ESL/EFL Writing Activities to Adult and Adolescent Learners" Teacher development workshop at the Binational Center APICANA. Santa Fe, Argentina. June 2002. Sponsored by the U.S. Embassy, Buenos Aires, and State Department, Washington, D.C.

"Improving Your Speaking Skills in English." Public lecture at the Binational Center ARICANA, Rosario, Argentina. June 2002. Sponsored by the U.S. Embassy, Buenos Aires, and State Department, Washington, D.C.

Invited Speaker: "Learning is For Everyone, Including the Teacher: Saving Teacher Time in a Writing Class." Conference Day, Miami-Dade Community College, Miami; March 2002.

Invited Featured Speaker. "Grammar Games for All Levels of ESL Students." Northeast Florida TESOL. St. Augustine, January 2002.

"Effective Activities for Teaching and Practicing Grammar and Vocabulary." July 2001. Centro Cultural Argentino-Norteamericano ASICANA, Santiago del Estero, Argentina. Public lecture sponsored by the United States Embassy & United States Information Agency (USIA).

"Practical Ideas for Teaching Grammar and Vocabulary to Adult and Adolescent Learners." July 2001. Centro Cultural Argentino-Norteamericano ASICANA, Santiago del Estero, Argentina. In-service Training Workshop for the ASICANA Faculty sponsored by the United States Embassy & United States Information Agency (USIA).

"Practical Ideas for Teaching Grammar and Vocabulary to Adult and Adolescent Learners." July 2001. Centro Cultural Argentino-Norteamericano ASICANA, Santiago del Estero, Argentina. In-service Training Workshop for the ASICANA Faculty sponsored by the United States Embassy & United States Information Agency (USIA).

Invited Speaker: "Classroom Tips and Techniques for Teaching Writing to ESL Students" Brookhaven Community College, Texas, February 2001.

"Activities for Presenting and Practicing Vocabulary Effectively." July 2000. National University. Rabat, Morocco. In-service Training Workshop for Secondary Teachers of English sponsored by the United States Embassy & United States Information Agency (USIA).

"Activities for Better Vocabulary and Reading Classes." July 2000. National University. Rabat, Morocco. In-service Training Workshop for Secondary Teachers of English sponsored by the United States Embassy & United States Information Agency (USIA).

"From Page to Screen: Moving Materials from Books to Computers." Invited Panel Member/Colloquium. International TESOL, Vancouver. March 2000.

Refereed Papers, Presentations, and Workshops

"Great Writing Class Activities that Save Teacher Time." State LaTESOL Conference. Lafayette, November 2007.

"The Role of Word Knowledge and Automaticity in Reading." State TexTESOL Conference. Galveston, October 2007.

"Great Writing Class Activities that Save Teacher Time." State TexTESOL Conference. Galveston, October 2007.

"Speaking Activities to Practice ESL Grammar." Co-presented with UCF graduate students A. Boothe, S. Kadi, J. Mitchell, and M. Rodriguez. Sunshine TESOL. West Palm Beach, May 2007.

"Finding the Best Teaching Job Overseas." Co-presented with UCF graduate students A. Braczyk, A. Fernandez, and L. Kourtellis. Sunshine TESOL. West Palm Beach, May 2007.

"A Study of a Word List and 4th Grade Social Studies Books." Co-presented with UCF doctoral student K. Clemmons. Southeast Regional TESOL. Little Rock, December 2006.

"Teaching ESL Grammar." CATESOL Conference (California TESOL). San Francisco, April 2006.

"Transitioning Your Manuscript to a Published Book." Co-presented. International TESOL Conference. San Antonio, April 2005.

"Service Learning for a Graduate Course in Practical ESL Teaching." Co-presented with UCF graduate students K. Brummett and R. Saeed. Sunshine TESOL. Orlando, May 2005.

"Some Ideas for Teaching Conversation to Adults." CATESOL Conference (California TESOL). Long Beach, March 2005.

"Connecting Vocabulary and Listening Comprehension." CATESOL Conference (California TESOL). Long Beach, March 2005.

"Practical Listening and Speaking Tasks for Low-Level Students." CATESOL Conference (California TESOL). Santa Clara, April 2004.

"Listening and Speaking Activities for Low-Level Learners." International TESOL Conference. Long Beach, March 2004.

"Vocabulary Learning Activities for ESL Students." Co-presented with UCF graduate students J. Blum and A. Sypniewska, Sunshine TESOL. Jacksonville, April 2003.

"Teaching Grammar to Lower Proficiency ESL Learners." Pre-Conference Institute, CATESOL State Conference (California TESOL). Pasadena, April 2003.

"Great Writing Class Activities to Facilitate Teaching Composition." Co-presented with Elena Solomon. Southeast Regional TESOL Conference, Atlanta, September 2002.

"Grammar Games and Activities to Help Both Learners and Teachers." Co-presented with graduate student Janet Biehl. Southeast Regional TESOL Conference, Atlanta, September 2002.

"Practical Ideas for Starting and Maintaining Successful Discussion Activities." Sunshine State TESOL, West Palm Beach, May 2002.

"Concrete Ideas for Teaching Successful Discussion Classes." International TESOL, Salt Lake City, Utah, April 2002.

"Practical Ideas for Connecting Writing and Grammar." International TESOL, Salt Lake City, Utah, April 2002.

"Discussing Successful Speaking Activities." International TESOL, Salt Lake City, Utah, April 2002.

"Practical Activities for Starting and Maintaining Successful ESL Discussions." CATESOL, San Francisco, March 2002.

"Practical Ideas for Teaching Beginning Writing." CATESOL, San Francisco, March 2002.

"Ideas for Teaching Basic Essay Organization." Sunshine State TESOL, St. Petersburg, May 2001.

Pre-Conference Workshop: "Practical Ideas for Teaching Grammar to Adult Learners." CATESOL, Ontario, April 2001.

"Considerations in the Design of ESL Vocabulary Exercises." CATESOL, Ontario, April 2001.

"Issues in getting your materials published." With K. Sippell. International TESOL, St. Louis, March 2001.

"Research on Designing ESL Vocabulary Exercises" International TESOL, St. Louis, March 2001.

"Effective Activities for Teaching and Practicing Grammar" International TESOL, St. Louis, March 2001.

"Ideas and Activities for Teaching Paragraphs and Essays" with April Muchmore, Southeast Regional TESOL, Miami, October 2000.

"Reading and Vocabulary Skills: Can you read Japanese?" Southeast Regional TESOL, Miami, October 2000.

"Practical Ideas for Teaching Verb Tenses." CATESOL, Sacramento, April 2000.

"Ideas and Activities for Great Paragraphs and Great Essays." CATESOL, Sacramento, April 2000.

"Discussion Starters for All Levels." CATESOL, Sacramento, April 2000.

"Submitting Your Manuscript Consideration for Publication." With D. Gordon, International TESOL, Vancouver, March 2000.

"Practical Ideas for ESL/EFL Writing Activities." International TESOL, Vancouver, March 2000.

"Discussion Starters: Designing Successful Speaking Activities." International TESOL, Vancouver, March 2000.

DISSERTATION and THESIS COMMITTEES

Member, Doctoral Dissertation Committee:

2007
Clemmons, K. "Polysemy Exhibited in the General Service List Words in a Content Analysis of Middle School Science Textbooks."
2005
Fales, P. "The Effect of Certain Types of Feedback to Adult ESL Writers."
2005
Bellomo, T. "Latinate Word Parts and Vocabulary: Contrasts among Three Groups Comprising the Community College Preparatory Reading Class."
2004
Chien, Y. "Incorporating Cooperative Learning in Taiwan English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Classrooms."

Chair, MATESOL Thesis Committee:

Fall 2005
Stoakley, B. "A Case Study of the Effects of an Intensive Pronunciation Training Course on a Korean ESL Student's English Pronunciation."
Summer 2005
Lin, C. "How Well Can Second Language Learners Recognize Unknown Words?"
Spring 2004
Schuwerk, T. "An Empirical Analysis of the Acquisition of Three Morphemes by Korean ESL Learners."
Spring 2003
Biehl, J. "An Empirical Investigation of Teacher and Student Perceptions of Teacher Feedback on ESL Compositions."
Fall 2002
Rutland, W. "A Contrastive Analysis of the Presentation of Regular versus Irregular Verbs in ESL Textbooks."
Spring 2002
Bernal, H. "The Current Status of Pronunciation Teaching and Practice in ESL Materials."
Fall 2001
Bizon, T. "Frequency of Phrasal Verbs in Spoken English."
Sum 2001
Newberry, A. "The Effect of a Blind Student on Sighted Students' Test Performance in an ESOL Classroom."
Fall 2000
Ortiz, E. "Gender Representation in ESL Textbooks."

Member, MATESOL Thesis Committee:

Fall 2000
Goussokova, E. "Russian ESL Students' Learning Strategies."

GRANTS

  1. 2004-2005 In-House Research Grant, UCF
    Project: "A Practical Guide to Teaching English Conversation: Research and Application" (Total: $7,478)
  2. Invited curriculum, teacher training, and/or test evaluation assignments through grants from the U.S. Department of State. (Total: $50,650)
  • Chile (2005) ($6,000)
  • Guatemala (2005) ($2,000)
  • Guatemala (2003) ($3,750)
  • Uzbekistan (2002) ($5,500)
  • Kyrgyzstan (2002) ($4,500)
  • Argentina (2002, 2001) ($4,750, $3,450)
  • Morocco (2000) ($7,700)
  • Saudi Arabia (1998) ($7,000)
  • Mexico (1996, 1997) ($3,000, $3,000)

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

International Professional Organizations

Member, Publications Board for International TESOL, 2003-2006.

Editorial Board, TESL Reporter, 2006-present.

Editorial Board, TESL-EJ, 2006-present

Additional Reader/Reviewer, TESOL Quarterly, various issues since 2004.

Additional Reader/Reviewer, Reading in a Foreign Language, various issues since 2004. Additional Reader/Reviewer, ESP (English for Specific Purposes) Journal, various issues since 2005.

Additional Reader/Reviewer, Issues in Applied Linguistics, 2006 - present.

Chair, Materials Writers Interest Section, International TESOL, 2002.

Incoming Chair, Materials Writers Interest Section, International TESOL, 2002.

Co-moderator, MWIS-L, Listserv for Materials Writers Interest Section, TESOL, 1999-2002.

Proposal Reader, Materials Writers, TESOL 2002.

Proposal Reader, Intensive English Programs, TESOL 2000, 2001.

Proposal Reader, Mary Finocchiaro Materials Award, TESOL 2000.

Proposal Reader, Albert H. Marquardt Travel Award, TESOL 1999.

State Professional Organizations

Member, Executive Board of Sunshine State TESOL, 2001-2004.

Editor, "Teacher to Teacher Column," Sunshine State TESOL Messenger, 2002-2004.

Organize "Swap Shop" at SSTESOL 2003 Meeting, Jacksonville.

Organize "Swap Shop" at SSTESOL 2002 Meeting, West Palm Beach.

Oversee the SSTESOL Conference Travel Grant Awards, 2002-2004.

Oversee the SSTESOL Graduate Student Research Awards, 2002-2004.

University Service:

Senator, Faculty Senate, U.C.F. (2004 - 2007)

    Member,
  • University Personnel Committee, Faculty, 2006 - 2007
  • Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching Award, CAH, 2006 and 2007
  • Undergraduate Curriculum and Standards Committee, CAS/CAH, 2005 - present
  • University Committee on Undergraduate Policy (2004 - 2006)
  • Judge, 2006 UCF Graduate Research Forum
    Member, Search Committee:
  • Graduate Studies Coordinator, College of Arts and Humanities, spring 2006.
  • Department Chair, Foreign Languages, fall 2003-spring 2004.
  • Italian Assistant Professor, Foreign Languages, spring 2003.
  • ESL instructor, Center for Multilingual / Multicultural Studies, fall 2002.
    Chair, Search Committee:
  • TESOL Associate Professor, Graduate TESOL Program, Modern Languages, fall 2006-spring 2007.
  • TESOL Assistant Professor, Graduate TESOL Program, Modern Languages, fall 2005-spring 2006, Cocoa Campus.
  • TESOL Assistant/Associate Professor, Graduate TESOL Program, Modern Languages, fall 2005-spring 2006, Daytona Beach Campus.
  • TESOL Assistant Professor, Graduate TESOL Program, Foreign Languages, spring 2003.
  • TESOL Assistant/Associate Professor, Graduate TESOL Program, Foreign Languages, spring 2003.
  • ESL Instructor, Foreign Languages, fall 2002.
    Member, Excellence Awards Committee:
  • Excellence in Graduate Teaching, College of Arts and Humanities, 2006.
  • Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, College of Arts and Humanities, 2007.

Chair, Socials, UFF-UCF (2005 - 2007)

Co-chair, Membership UFF-UCF (2006 - 2007)

"Dealing with International Students' Writing Skills in University Classes," Co- Presentation (with K. Kitalong and B. Jungblut at the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning. November 2006.

"Applying for TIP, RIA, SoTL, and Excellence Awards at UCF," Co- Presentation (with T. Pugh) for UFF-UCF. April 2007, November 2007.

    Visiting scholars:
  • Arrange for visit of Patricia Tempel from Brazil in our TESOL program, spring 2006
  • Responsible for Dr. Olga Pustovalova, Fulbright exchange scholar from Russia; make arrangements for visits and lectures with colleagues in four colleges at UCF, spring-summer 2007
    Advise graduate students:
  • Advise 60+ students in the MATESOL, TEFL Certificate, and ESOL K-12 Certificate programs.
    Graduate program development:
  • Revive and develop TSL 6940 ESOL Practicum
  • Create and promote new graduate certificate in ESOL K-12.
  • Create two new graduate courses (TSL 5245, TSL 6350)
  • Maintain communication with 60+ graduate students and 30-40 monthly requests for program information from prospective students.
  • Chair, Graduate TESOL Curriculum Committee (faculty from both CAS and COE)
    Guest lecturer:
  • Graduate speech pathology course in College of Health and Public Affairs, Fall 2003, spring 2004, fall 2005, spring 2006, summer 2006, spring 2007.
  • TSL 4141, undergraduate ESOL teacher training course, Cocoa Campus spring 2005, UCF fall 2006.

Public Schools (K-12)

Workshops:

"Myths about Second Language Vocabulary." August 2007. In-Service Workshop for all ESOL K-12 teachers in Seminole County, Lake Mary.

"Making Teachers Aware of Language Problems Facing the ESOL Student." October 2005. In-Service Workshop for the Faculty of Idyllwilde Elementary School, Sanford.

"Maintaining Your Child's Language Skills." October 2005. In-Service Workshop for parents of ESOL students at Idyllwilde Elementary School, Sanford.

"Making Teachers Aware of Language Problems Facing the ESOL Student." October 2004. In-Service Workshop for the Faculty of Kissimmee Southwest Elementary School, Kissimmee.

"Recognizing ESOL/LEP Students in the General Classroom." (co- presented with Dr. Linda Lugo-Rosa, UCF, Speech Pathology). December 2001. Workshop for Teachers in Broward County, Florida.

"Strategies for Helping the ESOL Student." October 2001. In-Service Workshop for the Faculty of Dover Shores Elementary School, Orlando.

National Teach-In Day:

International Culture. Fall 2002. Dover Shores Elementary School, Orlando.
International Culture. Fall 2001. Dover Shores Elementary School, Orlando.
International Culture. Fall 2000. Dover Shores Elementary School, Orlando.

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