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Thomas-Ruzic, Maria \"Mia\"

Sr Instructor Emerita/Emeritus


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research overview

  • My research in support of teaching has focused on: the use of discourse tools in professional development; interactive features of language used in instructional and other settings; EFL/ESL academic literacy, L2 authorship and English as International Language; Teacher exchange/cross-cultural and cross-educational experiences; Teacher reflective practice and action research.


  • Language Teaching Methods; Reflective teacher learning and practice; Inquiry, teacher action research, teacher coaching, mentoring, professional development, adult development; L2 authoring; Classroom language & interaction; Instructional talk; Student voice; Immigrant youth & identity; Transnational teacher exchange; Study abroad; Language and content integrated learning; Critical perspectives on language, culture, teaching



courses taught

  • LING 3800 - Special Topics in Linguistics
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018
    Intensive study of a selected area or problem in linguistics. May be repeated up to 9 total credit hours.
  • LING 4610 - English Structure for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Description of morphological and syntactic categories and structures of English. Same as LING 5610.
  • LING 5610 - English Structure for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Provides an introduction to the study of English grammar from the perspective of the nonnative learner and user of English. The focus is on understanding the form, meaning, and use of grammatical constructions and on how to teach these constructions in an ESL/EFL context. Same as LING 4610.
  • LING 5620 - Oral Language and Communication for TESOL
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Provides teaching and learning principles and practices for developing nonnative speakers' oral English proficiency and intercultural communication skills. Examines the sound system of American English (including prosody), listening and pronunciation, lexical considerations, and discourse functions and grammar, and how these contribute to speaking fluency, accuracy and communicative effectiveness. Focuses on teaching applications and includes one-on-one sessions with English learners. Recommended prerequisite: LING 3100 or LING 5030 and LING 5410. Same as LING 4620.

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