Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

 

(773) 442-5870
Jeanine Ntihirageza
Jeanine
Ntihirageza
Ph.D.
Department Chair, Coordinator
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(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.

LWH 3062
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-5873
Office Hours
M 10 a.m.-6 p.m. T, W, R 10 a.m.-3 p.m. and by appointment.
Main Campus
William Stone
William
Stone
Ph.D.
Undergraduate Advisor
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
College of Arts and Sciences
Graduate Studies and Research
Phone
(773) 442-5880
Courses Taught
TESL-310 English Grammar: Description and Instruction
TESL-341 TESL: Principles of Language Teaching
TESL-402 Principles of Linguistics for Teachers
TESL-410 Techniques of Teaching English
TESL-414 Theories of Teaching ESL
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

PhD in Linguistics, Northwestern University

Background

William J. Stone holds a PhD in Linguistics from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL; his dissertation was on African American Vernacular English with a focus on syllable structure. He has an MA in Linguistics from Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago. He received his BA 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 thirteen years and English as a second language in Chicagoland 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 twenty-two 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.

Lech Walesa Hall 3068
5500 North St. Louis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-5880
Office Hours
M 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM T 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM W 12:00 PM - 1:00 Pm and 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM R 3:00 PM -4:00 PM and by appointment.
Main Campus
Ulugbek Nurmukhamedov Profile Picture
Ulugbek
Nurmukhamedov
Assistant Professor, Graduate Advisor
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
English Language Program
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5876
Expertise
Second Language Vocabulary; Second Language Writing; Computer-Assisted Language Learning
Courses Taught
TESL 468: Assessment of the Limited English Proficient Student
ELP 097: Developmental Writing Workshop
READ 097: Developmental Reading Workshop
Research Interests
Language Assessment; Second Language Reading & Writing; 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

Nurmukhamedov, U., & Kerimova, I. (in press). Google.Docs: Writing practices and potential use in ESL/EFL environments. In P. Hubbard & S. Ioannou-Georgiuou (Ed.), Teaching English reflectively with technology. Canterbury, UK: IATEFL.

Nurmukhamedov, U. (2016). The contribution of collocation tools to collocation correction in second language writing. International Journal of Lexicography, 1-29.

McFeely, W., & Nurmukhamedov, U. (2014). Target vocabulary use through meaningful sentence production. In A. Coxhead (Ed.), New ways in teaching vocabulary, revised (pp. 127-129). Alexandria, VA: TESOL International Association.

Nurmukhamedov, U. (2014). Collocation look-up strategies for second language writers. In A. Coxhead (Ed.), New ways in teaching vocabulary, revised (pp. 164-167). Alexandria, VA: TESOL International Association.

Ranalli, J., & Nurmukhamedov, U. (2014). Learner dictionaries. In C. Chapelle (Ed.), The encyclopedia of applied linguistics (pp. 1-5). London, UK: Wiley-Blackwell. 

Additional Information

Selected Presentations

Nurmukhamedov, U. (2016, June). [Workshop] Second language reading. Korean summer workshop for university students from South Korea. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, Illinois.

Nurmukhamedov, U. (2015, June). [Keynote Speaker] Discussing L2 vocabulary principles over a cup of UzTEA. Annual conference of Uzbekistan Teachers of English Association (UzTEA). Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Nurmukhamedov, U. (2015, March). [Invited] The lexical coverage of four skills: Implications for the Intensive English Programs. A Professional Development Seminar at Program in Intensive English at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona.

Nurmukhamedov, U. (2014, November). The contribution of collocation tools to collocation production in L2 writing. Paper presented at Symposium on Second Language Writing, Tempe, Arizona.

Nurmukhamedov, U. (2014, October). Gauging the effect of corpus-based resources on productive lexical collocations. Second Language Research Forum, Columbia, South Carolina. 

Lech Walesa Hall (Office 3070)
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625-5870
United States

Phone
(773) 442-5876
Office Hours
Office location: 3070 LWH Office Hours: Thursday/Friday 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. or by appointment
Main Campus
Courtney Francis
Courtney
L.
Francis
Instructor, Undergraduate Clinical Advisor
Social Work
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
English Language Program
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(773) 442-5872
Expertise
Mentorship of College Students in TESL Clinical Experience; Social Work Research and Evaluation
Courses Taught
ELP 099 - Developmental Writing
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 330 - Language, Society and Education
TESL 340 - Practices and Procedures
TESL 341 - Principles of Language Teaching
TESL 399 - Clinical Experience in 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 NYC and graduate of Brown University (Providence, RI), who came to Chicago for graduate school. Her BA 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 MA 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 their  four children, aged 10-20.

In TESL, Courtney 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 the Northeastern El Centro campus.

LWH 3067
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-5872
Office Hours
Tuesday & Thursday 1:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Wednesday 2:00 p.m. -3:00 p.m. and by appointment.
Main Campus
Jacqueline Trademan
Jacqueline
Trademan
Ph.D.
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
College of Arts and Sciences
Graduate Studies and Research
Phone
(773) 442-5487
Expertise
TESL Methodology
Courses Taught
TESL-301 The English Language for Teachers
TESL-402 Principles of Linguistics for Teachers
TESL-410 Techniques of Teaching English
TESL-414 Theories of Teaching ESL
TESL-442 Using Technology with Second Language Learners
TESL-330 Language, Society and Education
TESL-468 Assessment of the Limited English Proficient Student
Research Interests
Exploring the uses of technology in language teaching
Education

Ph.D. in Educational Linguistics, University of New Mexico

Lech Walesa Hall 3067
5500 North St. Louis Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-5487
Office Hours
T R 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM W 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM or by appointment.
Main Campus
Teodora Burian
Teodora
B.
Burian
Ph.D.
English Language Program
College of Arts and Sciences
Graduate Studies and Research
Phone
(773) 442-5439
Expertise
Teaching ELS/Developmental Writing, Linguistics – Syntax, Community Interpreting
Courses Taught
ELP 114 Academic Writing Workshop II
ELP 120 Academic Writing Workshop III
ESL 121 English Grammar Skills
LING 109 Language and Diversity in Chicago
LING 120 Language and Human Behavior
READ 115 Academic Reading Workshop I
READ 116 Academic Reading Workshop II
TESL 340 Practices and Procedures
TESL 402 Principles of Linguistics for Teachers
TESL 410 Techniques of Teaching English as a Second Language
WLC 301 Introduction to Community Interpreting
Research Interests
Teaching English as a Second Language; Interpreter Education
Education

Ph.D. Slavic Linguistics and Literatures (University of Illinois at Chicago, 2008)

M.A. Linguistics, concentration on TESL (Northeastern Illinois University, 1991)

B.A. English and French Linguistics and Literature (University of Zagreb, Croatia, 1989)

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5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
Chicago , IL 60625
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Phone
(773) 442-5439
Office Hours
M 1:00 - 1:50 p.m. and 7:40 - 8:40 p.m. W F 1:00 - 1:50 p.m. 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
Phone
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

5500 North St. Louis Ave.
Chicago , IL 60625
United States

Phone
773-442-5870
Office Hours
M 2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. R 2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. S 9:00 A.M. - 10:30 A.M. and 1:40 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. Or by appointment
Main Campus
John Armour
John
R.
Armour
Director of SAELL Intensive English Program
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
College of Arts and Sciences
Phone
(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 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
Research Interests
Second Language Acquisition
Education

BS  Management (NIU ’81) 

MS Management Information Systems (NIU ’82)

MA  Teaching English as a Second Language (NEIU ’09)

 

LWH 3069
5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
Chicago , IL 60625
United States

Phone
(773) 442-4536
Office Hours
W 4 - 5 p.m. El Centro Room 211 Other times by appointment
Main Campus
Curriculum Vitae
Theodora Bofman
Theodora
H.
Bofman
Ph.D.
Instructor
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
College of Arts and Sciences
Graduate Studies and Research
Phone
(773) 442-5878
Expertise
Linguistics, Language Acquisition, Literacy, Teacher Training, Languages and Literatures of Southeast Asia (Thai)
Courses Taught
TESL 340-Praqctices 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 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

BA-Linguistics-University of Michigan

MA-Southeast Asia Studies-Yale University

PhD-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 BA in Linguistics from the University of Michigan, an MA in Southeast Asian Studies from Yale University, and a PHD 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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Phone
(773) 442-5878
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Main Campus