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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10 Years of Keith Folse’s “Vocabulary Myths: Q and A with Keith Folse

by Claudia Leo August 19, 2014
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The second in a series of posts about this book’s influence on the field of ELT 1. How did the publication of Vocabulary Myths change your life? (professionally mostly, but you can mention personally too if you feel comfortable) OR: What’s the coolest thing that happened to you as a result of writing this book? KEITH: One of the coolest things that I noticed almost immediately after the publication of Vocabulary Myths was teachers’ responses.  I cannot count the number of emails I received from teachers who said something like, “I feel vindicated by what you wrote” or “I’ve always thought some of those […]

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10 Years of Keith Folse’s “Vocabulary Myths”

by Claudia Leo July 16, 2014
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The first in a series of posts about this book’s influence on the field of ELT By Kelly Sippell, Executive Acquisitions Editor and ELT Manager, University of Michigan Press Since Vocabulary Myths by Keith Folse burst onto the ELT market in 2004, many cool things have happened. One consequence was the birth of a series of Myths books: First, Writing Myths in 2008 (Reid), followed by Listening Myths (Brown, 2011), Second Language Acquisition Myths (Brown and Larson-Hall, 2012), and most recently, Pronunciation Myths (Grant, 2014). (Three more are under contract.) People who are familiar with the series know that the […]

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NEW! “Flip it!: Strategies for the ESL Classroom” is now available

by Claudia Leo July 2, 2014
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Your go-to resource for strategies to start flipping your classroom is out now! Complete with more than fifty activities that illustrate how to flip your ESL lessons in various ways. Visit our website to learn more about Flip It!: Strategies for the ESL Classroom. Also, don’t forget to Look Inside.

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Instructor’s Manual for Fireworks & Festivals now available

by Claudia Leo June 24, 2014
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You can now access the Instructor’s Manual with answer key to Fireworks & Festivals: U.S. Holidays and Culture for English Language Learners. Remember to visit our Online Teacher Support Materials section periodically for all other Instructor’s Manuals available.

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Thinking of flipping your classroom?

by Claudia Leo June 12, 2014
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If so, you are in luck, as Flit it! by Robyn Brinks Lockwood will soon be available. Keith S. Folse, author of more than 60 ELT books, calls it “the first [book] I’ve seen that offers strategies and specific examples for different types of ESL/EFL lessons.” In addition to offering strategies for teachers, Brinks Lockwood documents the many benefits of flipping for her and her students: improved student performance, lower absenteeism, increased interaction, and more time for students and teachers for what they need, among others. Look Inside and start planning to flip without flopping! Please note that we do […]

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A compass to navigate academia

by Claudia Leo June 5, 2014
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We invite you to revisit the Journal of Academic Language & Learning’s review of Swales & Feak’s Navigating Academia: Writing Supporting Genres.

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