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Melissa Vervinck
Director

ESL Institute at 
Oakland University

586 Pioneer Drive, 328 A O'Dowd Hall

Rochester MI 48309

E-mail: vervinck@oakland.edu

Education

B.A. Elementary Education (1990) Wright State University, Dayton, OH
ESL Endorsement (2007) Oakland University, Rochester, MI
M.A. Linguistics (2009) Oakland University, Rochester, MI
Pursing Doctor of Educational Technology (DET) at Central Michigan University

Courses Taught at Oakland University

ALS 176 The Humanity of Language
ALS 419/519 Practicum
ESL 050/060/070 Listening & Speaking I/II/III
ESL 051/061 /071 Reading & Vocabulary Development I/II/III
ESL 052/062/072  Writing & Sentence Structure for Academic Purposes I/II/III
ESL 077 Test Prep
Galileo program - writing

Courses Developed

ESL 077 Advanced:  Test Prep (2011)
ESL 050 Foundations:  Speaking and Listening (2014)
ESL 051 Foundations:  Reading and Vocabulary Development (2014)
ESL 052 Foundations:  Writing and Sentence Structure (2014)
ESL 054 Foundations:  Academic Communications (2014)
Oversaw development of Level 1 - 8 ESL coursework (Reading, Writing, Speaking/Listening) (2017)

Publication

Thought TrailsKona Publishing (2014)

Social Media Presence

Twitter - @meverv

Fields of Interest

Educational Technology
ESL Administration
Applied Linguistics
Second Language Acquisition Instruction/Learning
ESL Teacher Education