Former ELI Director Diane Larsen-Freeman*, Professor Emerita of Education, Marsal Family School of Education, Research Scientist Emerita, English Language Institute and Professor Emerita of Linguistics, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, is in the news for several high-profile achievements.First off, Professor Larsen-Freeman has been elected a Fellow of the Cognitive Science Society in recognition of her impact on the Cognitive Science community, and sustained record of excellence in research contributions. She will be honored at the annual CSS meeting in Rotterdam in July 2024. Almost simultenaously, a special issue of the Language Teaching Research Quarterly has appeared entirely devoted to celebrating Professor Larsen-Freeman. Contributors from around the globe celebrate her enormous influence on language teaching, language learning, second language development, and teacher education over the course of her long career as a language teacher, researcher, book author, journal and book editor, and teacher educator.And that's not all! Professor Larsen-Freeman has also put the ELI back in the news with her contribution to the new volume Innovation in University-Based Intensive English Programs: From Start to Future that chronicles the ELI's early years as the first IEP in the US.On behalf of the ELI, congratulations, and thank you Professor Larsen-Freeman on these latest honors and accomplishments!
*(To hear Professor Larsen-Freeman discuss her time as Director and her other ELI connections, please visit ELI's Oral History Project page. )