Acknowledgements

Authors

Timothy Kochem is a PhD candidate in Applied Linguistics and Technology at Iowa State University. He has worked as an English Writing and Speaking Consultant at the Center for Communication Excellence for over two years. He has also taught a global online course for the Online Professional English Network (OPEN), as well as courses in public speaking, introductory linguistics, and English for Teaching Purposes at Iowa State University. His primary research is in L2 pronunciation pedagogy, language teacher education, and distance education.
Dr. Monica G. Ghosh, formerly Monica Richards, received her MA in TESL/Applied Linguistics at Iowa State University, where she has taught pronunciation, speaking and teaching to international teaching assistants as well as listening/speaking, reading, writing and grammar to students in the Intensive English and Orientation Program. She has also taught a variety of English courses at Xiamen Educational College in Xiamen, China, and has led teacher-training workshops in Sumatra, Indonesia. Her primary research interests lay in pronunciation, second language vocabulary acquisition and CALL. She also enjoys materials development.
Dr. Lily Compton is the Graduate Communication Programs Coordinator at the Iowa State University’s Center for Communication Excellence. She teaches and develops curriculum for courses for the oral communication skills of International Teaching Assistants (ITAs). She also trains and supervises the English Speaking Consultants and mentors instructors of the ITA oral communication courses.
Dr. Elena Cotos is an Associate Professor of  ESL/Applied Linguistics in the English Department at Iowa State University. She is also the Director of the Center for Communication Excellence of the Graduate College. Her research interests include English for specific purposes, corpus-based genre analysis, genre-based automated writing evaluation, and language learning and assessment.

Contributors

Kim Becker began the PhD in Applied Linguistics and Technology in Fall 2015. Her research interests include corpus linguistics and disciplinary academic writing. She earned an MA TESOL at Northern Arizona University and afterward taught ESL for nearly ten years. Kim has presented her work in conferences such as AACL, SLRF, CALICO, TESOL, AAAL, and TSLL. At ISU, she has taught ISUComm Foundation Courses, as well as a Global Online Course and MOOC, Using Technology in the English Language Classroom. She is currently working as a communication consultant at the Center for Communication Excellence in the Graduate College.
Idée Edalatishams is a PhD candidate in Applied Linguistics and Technology at Iowa State University. Her primary research is in spoken corpus linguistics, pronunciation, and multilingual speakers’ oral communication. She worked as a communication consultant at the Writing Center for two years and as an English Writing and Speaking Consultant at the Center for Communication Excellence for three years. She also taught first-year composition and graduate and undergraduate ESL courses focused on speaking, listening, writing, and reading skills. She now works at George Mason University as a Faculty ESL Specialist at the Writing Center.
Liberato Silva dos Santos is an English and Portuguese language instructor, language assessment specialist, and academic writing and speaking consultant. He is an English and Portuguese lecturer at Instituto Federal de Goias, Brazil, and a Ph.D. student in the Applied Linguistics and Technology program at Iowa State University, USA. His research interests include language assessment and testing, assessment literacy, computer-assisted language learning (CALL), and written and oral academic communication.
Kristin Terrill is a PhD student at Iowa State University who worked as a one-on-one English speaking consultant for three years. She is interested in English for Academic Purposes and L2 socialization in academic disciplinary culture. Her dissertation research focuses on teaching and learning academic communication for international graduate students.

 

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