MICHIGAN ELT and the 75th Anniversary of the Michigan ELI

by ELT Staff December 6, 2016

At the recent celebration of the 75th anniversary of the University of Michigan’s English Language Institute, one panel focused on the many legendary textbooks that came out of the ELI and that were ultimately published by the University of Michigan Press. The video can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cBHlFGGL00.   Other videos from that day-long event can be found here: https://lsa.umich.edu/eli/about-us/eli-75th/eli-75th-anniversary-colloquium-videos-.html.

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LISTENING MYTHS Five Years On

by Stephanie Walla May 17, 2016

Listening Myths Five Years On Steven Brown I recently had a chance to both write a handbook article and give a presentation on current approaches to teaching listening. The preparation for both gave me a chance to look back at Listening Myths five years after its publication (Brown, 2011). I want to look at four themes that I cover in the book that have, if anything, increased in importance: vocabulary, pronunciation, affect, and captioning. One of the major themes of Listening Myths is the necessity of acquiring a robust, active listening vocabulary. Often vocabulary teaching is assigned to a reading […]

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See you in Baltimore at TESOL and in Orlando for AAAL

by ELT Staff April 1, 2016

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The Reviews Are In. CATESOL This Week

by Stephanie Walla November 11, 2015
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The CATESOL Journal recently reviewed two of our books, Grammar Choices for Graduate and Professional Writers by Nigel A. Caplan and Narrating Their Lives: Examining English Language Teachers’ Professional Identities within the Classroom by Lía D. Kamhi-Stein. Grammar Choices was called “an indispensable addition to the bookshelves of prospective scholars,” and the review ended with the summary that the explanations, examples, and charts included in it make it “a pleasure to use.” Narrating Their Lives (a teacher training text) was called “reader-friendly, reflective, and inspirational,” and Kamhi-Stein was commended for her ability to combine research and narrative for text that […]

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MiTESOL Spotlight on MICHIGAN ELT Assessment Books

by ELT Staff October 7, 2015

The annual Michigan TESOL Conference takes place this weekend on the campus of Michigan State University. MICHIGAN ELT will be exhibiting, and many of our authors will be in attendance. This year’s theme of “Assessing Our Students, Our Programs, Ourselves: How Do We Measure Up?” allows us to highlight MICHIGAN’s growing number of assessment books for teachers. Follow the links below to learn more:   Assessment Myths: Applying Second Language Research to Classroom Teaching by Lia Plakans and Atta Gebril     Assessment in the Second Language Writing Classroom by Deborah Crusan     Assessing Writing, Assessing Learning: A Practical […]

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Back to School Roundup!

by ELT Staff September 4, 2015

As we get ready to embark on the 2015/16 school year, here is a roundup of the most recent news at MICHIGAN ELT (links included): • New student series like Academic Vocabulary Building in English. • New teacher resources like Voices of Experience and Teaching U.S.-Educated Multilingual Writers. • More Companion Website student activities like the new online exercises for the Clear Grammar 3, Second Edition. • More Teachers Support Materials like the Instructor’s Manual just added for Choice and Consequence. • New reviews of Giving Academic Presentations, Second Edition in TESL-EJ and Grammar Choices and Narrating Their Lives in […]

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MICHIGAN ELT at TESOL 2015 in Toronto

by ELT Staff April 15, 2015

  MICHIGAN ELT enjoyed another successful TESOL conference in Toronto this spring! Our booth is pictured at left during a momentary lull in the busy conference. With many MICHIGAN authors presenting or in attendance, a number of new books being displayed for the first time, and longtime customers from around the globe coming to visit the booth, the annual TESOL conference is the culmination of much marketing activity, and MICHIGAN is proud to participate year after year!

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AAAL 2015 in Toronto

by ELT Staff April 15, 2015

  The MICHIGAN booth at this spring’s AAAL conference in Toronto is pictured left–including MICHIGAN authors Ann Johns and Margi Wald. Many other MICHIGAN authors also visited the booth during the conference. The annual AAAL conference offers MICHIGAN the opportunity to feature its Teacher Training textbooks and Applied Linguistics resources, especially the popular MYTHS titles.

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MICHIGAN ELT’s 2014 Greatest Hits

by ELT Staff December 17, 2014

Don’t miss these innovative MICHIGAN ELT books published in 2014:   “This very readable book is what every graduate student needs as they start a program. I wish my own MA and PhD students, during my 40 years of supervising, could have been demystified by having Casanave’s ‘textual mentor’ as a companion.” —Merrill Swain, Professor Emerita, OISE, University of Toronto         “In ‘Flip It!’ Robyn Brinks Lockwood explains in clear language with concrete examples what it means to flip an ESL classroom. ‘Flip It!’ is the first [book] I’ve seen that offers strategies and specific examples for […]

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Author Lia Khami-Stein Receives the David E. Eskey Memorial Award for Curriculum Innovation

by ELT Staff December 9, 2014

Join us in congratulating MICHIGAN author Lia Khami-Stein, recipient of the tenth annual David E. Eskey Memorial Award for Curriculum Innovation at the 2014 CATESOL Conference in Santa Clara, California, for “Narrating Their Lives: Examining English Language Teachers’ Professional Identities within the Classroom” (2013.) “Narrating Their Lives” examines the process of identity construction of classroom teachers in order to make connections between their personal and professional identities and their instructional practices. The book is the result of material she has used for several years in her Educational Sociolinguistics course in the MA Program at California State University, Los Angeles. She […]

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