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January 31, 2018 at 12:12 pm

ELIP Faculty Contribute to TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching

The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching published by Wiley-Blackwell

The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching published by Wiley-Blackwell

English Language Improvement Program faculty contributed to The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching, published by Wiley-Blackwell.

The contributors include Dr. Dawn Bikowski, ELIP Director; Dr. Joseph Lee, Assistant Director of ELIP; Dr. Lara Wallace, and Dr. Edna Lima.

Dr. Dawn Bikowski, portrait

Dr. Dawn Bikowski

In Technology for Teaching Grammar, Bikowski discusses how grammar instruction for second language writers and speakers has moved beyond the memorization of rules or dialogues and focuses more on effectiveness of communication and on meaning. Technology offers many options for interaction, from blogs to speech recognition to virtual reality and digital gaming. This write-up gives teachers guidelines for making choices in their own classrooms.

Dr. Joseph Lee, shown here in his office

Dr. Joseph Lee

In Discourse Studies and Technology, Lee traces the symbiotic evolution of technology and discourse studies, and underscores how the field of discourse studies, with the use of diverse technological tools, has profoundly transformed our views of human communication, communicative repertoire needed to interact effectively in various discourse domains, and approaches to language teaching and learning.

Dr. Lara Wallace (left) and Dr. Edna Lima (right), Lecturers in the ELIP Academic & Global Communication Program

Dr. Lara Wallace (left) and Dr. Edna Lima (right), Lecturers in the ELIP Academic & Global Communication Program

In Technology for Teaching Pronunciation, Wallace and Lima illustrate how technology can be used in and out of the classroom for teaching pronunciation. This overview describes how technology is used to enhance both receptive and productive knowledge, in particular with the often-overlooked suprasegmental features that can strongly influence speaker intelligibility.

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