Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

 

(773) 442-5870
Jeanine Ntihirageza
Jeanine
Ntihirageza
Ph.D.
Professor; Department Chair; Coordinator
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-5873
Expertise
Phonology, Morphology, African Languages (Bantu Languages), Contact Linguistics, Language Teaching Methodology, ESL / EFL African Summer Institute
Courses Taught
TESL 426-Advanced Linguistic Analysis
Research Interests
Department Chair, Anthropology, Philosophy, Teaching English as a Second.Foreign Language, & Academic Literacy Program Coordinator, African Summer Institute
Education

Ph.D. in Linguistics, University of Chicago

Selected Publications

Bofman, Theodora,Jeanine Ntihirageza, and Paul Prez. “Writing a bilingual learner’s dictionary: A case study of Kirundi.” In English Learners’ Dictionaries at the DSNA 2009. Ilan J. Kernerman and Paul Bogaards, eds. Tel Aviv: K Dictionaries Ltd. 2010.

Background

Jeanine Ntihirageza (Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL) holds a PhD in Linguistics from the University of Chicago, with a specialization in Bantu languages. She has an MA in Applied Linguistics from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.  She received her BA in English Language and Literature from the University of Burundi where she subsequently taught TEFL and ESL classes as a Lecturer.  She came to the United States on a Fulbright Scholarship to do her graduate studies.  Her primary research area is phonology and morphology.  Her other research interests include contact linguistics and Pragmatics.  In addition, she is a currently working on an online bilingual Kirundi-English dictionary with Teddy Bofman and Paul Prez (http://homepages.neiu.edu/~kirundi/dictionary/ ). She is an Associate Professor at Northeastern Illinois University, and Department chair of Anthropology, English Language Program (ELP), Philosophy, and Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language (TESL).  She is also on the core faculty of the African and African American Studies program. She has taught Theoretical and Applied Linguistics for the last 13 years. She spearheaded a Genocide Research Group that recently organized a symposium on Silencing Genocide in Africa and African Diaspora.

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Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

(773) 442-5873
Office Hours
M: 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
T, W, R: 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. and by appointment.
Main Campus
Ulugbek Nurmukhamedov looks at the viewer.
Ulugbek
Nurmukhamedov
Associate Professor
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-5876
Expertise
second language vocabulary, corpus linguistics, computer-assisted language learning
Courses Taught
TESL 340: Practices and Procedures
TESL 341: Principles of Language Teaching
TESL 343: Introduction to Language Assessment
TESL 409: Research Design & Methods
TESL 410: Techniques of Teaching English as a Second Language
TESL 414: Theories of Teaching English as a Second Language
TESL 427: Teaching Pronunciation
TESL 442: Using Technology with Second Language Learners
TESL 452: Content-based Language Instruction
TESL 460: Second Language Acquisition
TESL 468: Principles of Language Assessment
Research Interests
second language vocabulary, corpus linguistics, computer-assisted language learning
Education

Ph.D., Applied Linguistics, Northern Arizona University
MA., TESOL, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
MA., Translation Theory and Practice, Uzbek State World Languages University 

Selected Publications

Book

Nurmukhamedov, U., & Sadler, R. (2020). New ways in teaching English with games. TESOL Press.


Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Nurmukhamedov, U., & Sadler, R. (2022). Searching for academic collocations in Google Scholar: A technique for EAP writers. In Viana, V & A. O’Boyle (Eds.), Corpus linguistics for English for academic purposes. Routledge.

Sharakhimov, Sh., & Nurmukhamedov, U. (2021). Five test formats to assess productive vocabulary. English Teaching FORUM, 59, 16-25.

Nurmukhamedov, U., & Sharakhimov, Sh. (2021). Corpus-based vocabulary analysis of English podcasts. RELC Journal. https://doi.org/10.1177/0033688220979315

Nurmukhamedov, U. (2021). [Review of the book Professional Development in Applied Linguistics]. Journal of English for Research Publication Purposes, 2(2), 172-176.

Nurmukhamedov, U., & Webb, S. (2019). Research timeline: Lexical coverage and profiling. Language Teaching, 52, 188-200.

Nurmukhamedov, U., & Plonsky, L. (2018). Reflective and effective teaching of vocabulary. In M. Zeraatpishe, A. Faravani, H. R, & M. Azarnoosh (Eds.), Issues in applying SLA theories toward creative teaching (pp. 115-126). Sense Publishers.

Nurmukhamedov, U. (2017). Lexical coverage of TED Talks: Implications for vocabulary instruction. TESOL Journal, 8, 268-290.

Additional Information

Selected Presentations

Nurmukhamedov, U. (2022, February 26). Professional development opportunities for MA-level TESOL/Applied Linguistics. Paper presented at Illinois Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages – Bilingual Education (TESOL-BE), Chicago, Illinois.

 

Nurmukhamedov, U. (2022, January 29). Talking about games. ELT in Uzbekistan Forum at Westminister International University in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

 

Isamukhamedova, N., & Nurmukhamedov, U. (2021, March 5). Ingliz tilini o’rganish bo’yicha savollarga mutaxassislardan javob [Experts’ response to questions about learning English] [Webinar in Uzbek]. Mentor Hub. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_n7WvI5neE

 

Sadler, R., & Nurmukhamedov, U. (2020, February 6). New games for language learning. Paper presented at the 17th Annual CamTESOL Virtual Conference on English Language Teaching.

 

Nurmukhamedov, U. (2020, September 8). How to write a book review in TESL & Applied Linguistics [Webinar]. Mentor Hub in collaboration with Northeastern Illinois University. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukZHtGWl2Xc&t=1381s

 

Nurmukhamedov, U. (2020, July 6). Ingliz tilida “academic writing” mahoratini oshirish. [Improving academic writing skills in English][Webinar]. Uzbek-American Association of Chicago. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxjbeeQKhVg&t=1149s 

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Northeastern Illinois University
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Office Hours
Office Hours
11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday and Friday or by appointment
Main Campus
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Courtney
L.
Francis
Instructor, Undergraduate Clinical Advisor
Social Work
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-5872
Expertise
Mentorship of College Students in TESL Clinical Experience; Social Work Research and Evaluation
Courses Taught
AFAM 200 - Introduction to African & African-American Studies
ELP 096 - Developmental Writing Workshop II
ELP 099 - Developmental Writing
SWK 207 - Social Welfare Policy I
SWK 304 - Social Work Practice I
SWK 306 - HBSE II
SWK 309 - Research and Quantitative Applications in Social Work
SWK 310 - Research Practicum I
SWK 311 - Research Practicum II
TESL 109A - First-Year Experience: Chicago Speaks - Helping Immigrants Communicate
TESL 330 - Language, Society and Education
TESL 331 - Investigating African-American English
TESL 340 - Practices and Procedures
TESL 341 - Principles of Language Teaching
TESL 343 - Introduction to Language Assessment
TESL 399 - Clinical Experience in Teaching English as a Second Language
TESL 410 - Techniques of Teaching English as a Second Language
TESL 414 - Theories of Teaching English as a Second Language
Research Interests
Social Work Systems, Social Work Program Evaluation, Programmatic Impact of Family Social Work Programs on Vulnerable Communities, Impact of Dialect on Academic Writing, History of and Societal Interface with African American Vernacular English, Language Contact, ESL policy in American Schools, Effective Methods of Teaching Writing in Inner City Schools.
Education

Bachelor’s Degree: Brown University, Major: Economics, Minor: Urban Studies.

Master’s Degree: University of Chicago, Social Service Administration and Policy.

Master’s Degree: Northeastern Illinois University, Teaching English as a Second Language.  

Background

Former elementary school principal on Chicago’s West Side; former program manager at Healthy Families Illinois Program; former Instructor at Robert Morris University; former program director at Drug Free Schools and taught  ESL at the Northeastern El Centro campus in the Community Program for four semesters.

Additional Information

Courtney Francis is a native of New York City and a graduate of Brown University (Providence, RI), who came to Chicago for graduate school. Her B.A. is in Economics with a minor in Urban Studies. Courtney holds a master's degree from University of Chicago in Social Service Administration and Policy, with a focus in Program Management and Administration. She is one class away from an M.A. in TESL/Applied Linguistics here at NEIU. Her academic interests include language contact, American English dialect, research in Innovative ESL teaching methods, and English language learner interface with native English speakers in urban settings. Outside interests include swimming, art appreciation, researching her family history and spending time with her husband and her four children.

In TESL, Francis teaches TESL 399 (TESL Clinical Experience) and TESL 340 (Practices and Procedures). She also teaches Developmental Writing and select courses in the Social Work Department and taught four semesters of ESL at Northeastern El Centro.

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(773) 442-5872
Office Hours
1:30-2:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday
2-3 p.m. Wednesday
and by appointment.
Main Campus
Tina Villa
Tina
Villa
Ph.D.
English Language Program Coordinator
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
College of Arts and Sciences
773-442-5870
Expertise
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Courses Taught
TESL 301-The English Language for Teachers
TESL 310-English Grammar: Description and Instruction
Research Interests
Research interests include split-intransitivity within and across languages, language and literacy development in the context of linguistic diversity and poverty, and the dissolution of language in people with dementia/Alzheimer’s disease
Education

Ph.D. in Linguistics, Louisiana State University

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John Armour
John
R.
Armour
Instructor, Undergraduate Advisor
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-4536
Expertise
English as a second language, teaching English as a second language, teacher training for TESOL
Courses Taught
TESL 301 The English Language for Teachers
TESL 310 English Grammar: Description and Instruction
TESL 340 Teaching English as a Second Language: Practices and Procedures
TESL 341 Teaching English as a Second Language: Principles of Language Teaching
TESL 343 Introduction to Language Assessment
TESL 402 Principles of Linguistics for Teachers
TESL 406 Adult Needs and Curriculum Design
TESL 414 Theories of Teaching English as a Second Language
TESL 420 Structures of Modern English
TESL 465 Experiential Practicum
TESL 468 Principles of Language Assessment
Research Interests
computational linguistics
Education

B.S. Management (NIU ’81) 

M.S. Management Information Systems (NIU ’82)

M.A. Teaching English as a Second Language (NEIU ’09)

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Northeastern Illinois University
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Chicago , IL 60625
United States

(773) 442-4536
Office Hours
4-5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday via Zoom
11 a.m.-noon Tuesday and Thursday in Room LWH 3069 or via Zoom
Other times by appointment, or just stop by if I am in my office.

Zoom: https://neiu-edu.zoom.us/j/8696892105
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Curriculum Vitae
Theodora Bofman
Theodora
H.
Bofman
Ph.D.
Instructor, Professor Emeritus
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 266-6101
Expertise
Linguistics, Language Acquisition, Literacy, Teacher Training, Languages and Literatures of Southeast Asia (Thai)
Courses Taught
TESL 340 - Practices and Procedures
TESL 410 - Techniques of Teaching English
TESL 414 - Theories of Teaching ESL
TESL 430 - Structure of Language
TESL 440 - Languge and Literacy
TESL 445 - Language Variation
TESL 451 - Lexically Based Instruction
TESL 460 - Second Language Acquisition
TESL 465 - Experiential Preparation for Teaching English as a Second Language
Research Interests
Thai, language acquisition and methodology, corpus linguistics, vocabulary, literacy
Education

B.A. - Linguistics, University of Michigan

M.A. - Southeast Asia Studies, Yale University

Ph.D. - Linguistics, University of Michigan

Selected Publications

The Poetics of the Ramakian. DeKalb, Illinois: Northern Illinois University Press, l984.

Bofman, Theodora,Jeanine Ntihirageza, and Paul Prez. “Writing a bilingual learner’s dictionary:  A case study of Kirundi.”  In English Learners’ Dictionaries at the DSNA 2009. Ilan J. Kernerman and Paul Bogaards, eds. Tel Aviv: K Dictionaries Ltd. 2010.

Bofman, Theodora and Paul Prez.  “Thai Pop Music:  A Specialized Corpus for the Language Classroom.” Center for Advanced Language Proficiency and Research(CALPER) Corpus Community Report #3.  August 2009. http://calper.la.psu.edu/downloads/ccr/CCR3_Bofman_Prez.pdf

“Thai Pop Music:  Corpus Analysis and Second Language Learning.” In Journal of Southeast Asian Language Teachinghttp://www.seasite.niu.edu/jsealt/Volume2008/JSEALT_08_Teddy_Final%20.pdf

Background

Teddy Bofman has a B.A. in Linguistics from the University of Michigan, an M.A. in Southeast Asian Studies from Yale University, and a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Michigan. She began her teaching career in 1973 and considers teaching her passion to this day. She has taught in the United States, Thailand, and Israel. Her areas of specialization include ESL, EFL, teacher training, literacy, language acquisition, atypical language development, and Thai. She is also the winner of the Audrey Reynolds Award for Distinguished Teaching, 2012. Most recently, she was awarded the 2017 Betsy Rubin Adult Educator Award. 

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Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

(773) 266-6101
Office Hours
1:15-2:15 p.m. Monday
6-7 p.m. Wednesday
3-4 p.m. Thursday
Main Campus
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Gina
J.
Wells
Ph.D.
Instructor
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
College of Arts and Sciences
773-442-5883
Courses Taught
TESL 414: Theories of Teaching English as a Second Language
Research Interests
Dr. Wells’ research interests are the role of music and musicality in second language acquisition, and the role of transformative learning in teacher education. Her other language is Swedish
Education

Ph.D., Professional Studies in Education, Capella University

M.A., Teaching Engish to Speakers of Other Languages, Northeastern Illinois University

M.Mus, Music Education, University of South Carolina 

BMus., Music Education, Columbia College

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United States

773-442-5883
Office Hours
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Physical Office Hours: Tuesday 3:30pm-4:30pm, Wednesday 5:00pm-6:15pm, Thursday 5:00pm-6:15pm or by appointment.
Virtual Office Hours via Mobile Phone or Google Hangouts: Tuesday 1:00pm-2:00pm.
Main Campus
Dr. Senyung Lee
Senyung
Lee
Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-5880
Expertise
second language assessment, second language vocabulary acquisition
Courses Taught
TESL 301: The English Language for Teachers
TESL 343: Introduction to Language Assessment
TESL 402: Principles of Linguistics for Teachers
TESL 410: Techniques of Teaching English as a Second Language
TESL 414: Theories of Teaching English as a Second Language
TESL 447: Pragmatics
TESL 460: Second Language Acquisition
TESL 468: Principles of Language Assessment
Research Interests
second language assessment, second language vocabulary acquisition, scale validation
Education

Ph.D., Second Language Studies, Indiana University

M.A., Second Language Studies, Indiana University

B.S., Computer Science Education, Korea University

Selected Publications

Park, Y., Lee, S., & Shin, S-Y. (2022). Developing a local academic English listening test using unscripted audio-visual texts. Language Testing, 39 (3), 401-424. https://doi.org/10.1177/02655322221076024

Lee, S., & Shin, S-Y. (2021). Towards improved assessment of L2 collocation knowledge. Language Assessment Quarterly, 18(4), 419-445. https://doi.org/10.1080/15434303.2021.1908295

Lee, S., Lim, G. S., & Basse, R. (2021). The effect of additional time on the quality of argumentation in L2 writing assessment: A mixed-methods study. Language Assessment Quarterly, 18(3), 253-272.  https://doi.org/10.1080/15434303.2021.1872080

Lee, S. (2021). L1 transfer, proficiency, and the recognition of L2 verb-noun collocations: A perspective from three languages. International Review of Applied Linguistics in Language Teaching (IRAL), 59(2), 181-208. https://doi.org/10.1515/iral-2018-0220

Shin, S-Y., Lee, S., & Lidster, R. (2021). Examining the effects of different English speech varieties on an L2 academic listening comprehension test at the item level. Language Testing, 38(4), 580-601. https://doi.org/10.1177/0265532220985432

Selected Performances

Lee, S. (2021, October). Exploring the underlying constructs of L2 lexical collocation knowledge. Midwest Association of Language Testers (MwALT), Ames, IA.

Park, Y., Lee, S., & Shin, S-Y. (2021, October). Developing a local academic English listening test using authentic unscripted audio-visual texts. Midwest Association of Language Testers (MwALT), Ames, IA.

Lee, S. (2021, February). Additional time and the quality of argumentation in writing. Illinois Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages/Bilingual Education (ITBE), Chicago, IL.

Lee, S. (2019, March). The acquisition of productive knowledge of L2 English academic collocations. American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Atlanta, GA.

Shin, S-Y., Lidster, R., & Lee, S. (2019, March). Examining the effects of foreign-accented lectures on an academic listening test at the item level using differential item functioning analysis. Language Testing Research Colloquium (LTRC), Atlanta, GA.

Background

Senyung Lee taught English at an English for academic purposes program in the U.S. and at a middle school in South Korea. Her areas of specialization are second language assessment and second language vocabulary acquisition. She has extensive experience in designing and developing English tests. She received the 2020 Jacqueline Ross TOEFL Dissertation Award by Educational Testing Service. She is also a finalist for the 2020 AAAL Dissertation Award by American Association of Applied Linguistics.

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Office Hours
Noon- 2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday and by appointment.
Main Campus
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Anne
Gill-Bloyer
Instructor, Director of the School for the Advancement of English Language and Learning (SAELL)
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-4229
Expertise
English for academic purposes, intensive English programs, second language writing, teacher training for TESOL
Courses Taught
TESL 340: Teaching English as a Second Language: Practices and Procedures
TESL 341: Teaching English as a Second Language: Principles of Language Teaching
TESL 410: Techniques of Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language
TESL 414: Theories of Teaching English as a Second Language
Research Interests
English for academic purposes
Education

B.A. Anthropology, Wheaton College

M.A. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Northeastern Illinois University

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(773) 442-4229
Office Hours
Thursday: 1:30-3 p.m. (Room LWH 0045 or via Zoom)
Other times by appointment.
Main Campus
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William
Stone
Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-5870
Courses Taught
TESL 310: English Grammar: Description and Instruction
TESL 341: Principles of Language Teaching
TESL 402: Principles of Linguistics for Teachers
TESL 410: Techniques of Teaching English as a Second Language
TESL 414: Theories of Teaching English as a Second Language
TESL 420: Structure of Modern English
TESL 426: Advanced Linguistic Analysis
TESL 430: Structure of Language
TESL 447: Pragmatics
Research Interests
Affective aspects of language teaching, humor, religion.
Education

Ph.D. in Linguistics, Northwestern University

Background

William J. Stone holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics from Northwestern University; his dissertation was on African American Vernacular English with a focus on syllable structure. He has an M.A. in Linguistics from Northeastern Illinois University. He received his B.A. in French and Geography from the University of Wolverhampton in England and a post-graduate teaching diploma in French and English from St. Paul’s College, Cheltenham, England. He taught English as a foreign language in Tunisia, Qatar and Oman for a total of 13 years and English as a second language in the Chicago area for nine years. His current research interests are affective aspects of TESL, humor and engaged learning. He is an Associate Professor at Northeastern Illinois University, where he has taught Linguistics, TESL and ESL courses for the past 22 years.

His interests include African American English, pronunciation issues, grammar teaching, religion and humor both inside and outside the classroom. These interests are frequently combined. His most recent research has been in religion and humor and affective aspects of language teaching.

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