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ELI 75th Anniversary Colloquium Program


The English Language Institute at the University of Michigan

75th Anniversary Colloquium:

A History of Innovation, in Engagement with the World

Horace H. Rackham School of Graduate Studies

University of Michigan

Friday, October 28, 2016

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.



8:30-9:00 / Sign-in, breakfast

9:00-9:10 / Introduction: Angelo Pitillo, Director, English Language Institute, University of Michigan

Welcome: Dean Andrew D. Martin, University of Michigan, LSA


9:20-10:50 / What Do (Does?) the Data Say? Insights from Language Corpora for Scholars, Teachers, and Learners

Moderator: Anne Curzan, University of Michigan

Sigrid Cordell, University of Michigan

Mark Davies, Brigham Young University

Nick Ellis, University of Michigan

Ute Römer, Georgia State University


11:00-12:30  / Joining Disciplinary Communities and Creating Scholarly Identities: Graduate Communication Reimagined

Moderator: Christine Feak, University of Michigan

Mary Jane Curry, University of Rochester

Jane Freeman, University of Toronto

Brian Paltridge, University of Sydney

John Swales, University of Michigan


12:30-1:30 / Poster Presentations by ELI Faculty and U-M Partners: ELI Today: Campus Collaborations and Global Engagements

ELI 994: College Teaching at the University of Michigan / Christine Feak, ELI / Michelle Majeed, Center for Research on Learning and Teaching

ELI Summer Programs: Community Engagement in Local Gardens and Urban Farms / Melinda Matice, ELI; Denise Galarza Sepulveda, Center for Engaged Academic Learning

ELI Migrant Outreach and Education Program / Debbie Des Jardins, ELI /  Mabel Rodriguez, Residential College

Preparing for Graduate Success at U-M: An Online Pre-Arrival Course / Pamela Bogart, ELI / Philomena Meechan, Language Resource Center / Scott Mahler, Office of Academic Innovation

Teachers as Gamers: Language Practice in the Computer and Video Game Archive / Brenda Imber, ELI / Johnathon Beals, LRC / Phillip Cameron, LRC / Valerie Waldron, U-M Library

Writing and Speaking in Professional Contexts: A Workshop for Engineering Graduate Students / Judy Dyer, ELI / Yogesh Gianchandani, EECS, College of Engineering

English for Architecture and Urban Planning Students / Theresa Rohlck, ELI; Jono Sturt, Department of Architecture, Taubman College


1:30-3:00 / Second Language Teacher Education: Engaging Learners in Michigan and Beyond

Moderator: Diane Larsen-Freeman, University of Michigan & University of Pennsylvania

Mark Clarke, University of Colorado at Denver

Keith Folse, University of Central Florida

Donald Freeman, University of Michigan

Melinda Matice, University of Michigan


3:10-4:30 / Innovation and Influence: ELI Authors and their Texts that Changed the World

Moderator: Kelly Sippell, University of Michigan Press

Mark Clarke, University of Colorado Denver

Christine Feak, University of Michigan

Joan Morley, University of Michigan

Sandra Silberstein, University of Washington

John Swales, University of Michigan


4:30-4:45 / Closing Remarks

4:45-5:00 / Goodbyes