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Marty Attiyeh

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Marty Attiyeh

Professor, ESL

Tel.: (630) 942-2065
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2516E
attiyeh@cod.edu

Areas of Research Interest: Content-based Language learning; Second Language Writing; Global English; Corpus Linguistics; Aliteracy

Recent Courses Taught:

  • Academic ESL 0552, Writing II
  • Academic ESL 0553, Writing III
  • Academic ESL 0661, Grammar I
  • Academic ESL 0662, Grammar II
  • Academic ESL 0663, Grammar III

 

Current Projects:

  • Editing a forthcoming textbook on Culinary Art History
  • Leading ESL Program Review, College of DuPage
  • Serving as Reader Chair, Study Abroad Scholarship Committee, College of DuPage
  • Researching ESL student perspectives on American culture

 

Selected Presentations:

  • “Corpus Linguistics: Words in Their Natural Habitats”, Central Division Conference, Community College Humanities Association, Iowa City, Iowa, 2012
  • “Unreal Expectations in Language Teaching and Learning”, International TESOL Convention, Denver, Colorado, 2009 
  • “Raising Awareness, Building Connections for Adult Learners”, International TESOL Convention, Tampa, FL, 2006 
  • “English as a Second Language Curricula”, University of Illinois Allerton Conference, Allerton, Illinois, 2005 
  • “Teaching ESL Through Business Content”, International TESOL Convention, Long Beach, CA, 2004 
  • “Student-Directed Activities in a Multicultural Classroom”, Illinois Community College Teaching and Learning Excellence Conference, Springfield, Illinois, 2003 
  • “Understanding and Evaluating ESL Writers” – workshop at the Teaching and Learning Center, College of DuPage, 2002, 2003

 

Education:

M.A. in Linguistics, TESOL Specialization, Northeastern Illinois University, 1992

M.A. in Labor and Industrial Relations, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1985

B.A. in Rhetoric, with Distinction, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 1982