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Marty Attiyeh


Marty Attiyeh

Professor, ESL

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

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



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