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Languages and Cultures

Jelena Colovic-Markovic

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Languages and Cultures

Address:
224 Mitchell Hall
West Chester, PA 19383


Phone: 610-436-2700
Fax: 610-436-3048


Dr. Cristóbal Cardemil-Krause
Acting Chair July 2018-June 2019

Jelena Colovic-Markovic

Jelena Colovic-Markovic

  • Associate Professor of TESOL
  • Ph.D., The University of Utah, Salt Lake City
  • M.A., Brigham Young University
  • B.A., The University of Belgrade

Research Interests

  • Second Language (English) Vocabulary Acquisition
  • Second Language Reading and Writing
  • Applied Corpus Linguistics
  • Content-Based Instruction

Classes Regularly Taught

  • Teaching English Language Learners PK-12 (LAN 382/569)
  • Second Language (L2) Vocabulary Learning and Teaching (LAN 588)
  • Content-Based Instruction (ENG 611)
  • ESL Practicum (ENG 587)
  • Structure of Modern English (ENG 575)
  • ESL Assessment (ENG 612)
  • Curriculum and Materials Development (ENG 576)

Recent Publications/Activities

Publications

  • Colovic-Markovic, J. (accepted). “The class changed the way I read”: The effects of explicit instruction of academic formulas on ESL writers. Applied Language Learning.
  • Colovic-Markovic, J. (2018). Tasks for teaching speaking to advanced learners. In J. Liontas (Ed.), TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching (vol. 3, pp. 1838 – 1846). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • Colovic-Markovic, J. (2018). Teaching Vocabulary for IELTS Advanced. In J. Liontas (Ed.) TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching (vol. 5, pp. 3397 – 3404). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • Colovic-Markovic, J. (2018). Teaching Relative Clauses. In J. Liontas (Ed.), TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching (vol. 5, pp. 3326 – 3334). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • Colovic-Markovic, J. (2017). “I used them because I had to . . .”: The effects of explicit instruction of topic-induced word combinations on ESL writers. TESOL International Journal, 12, 32-47.

 

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Awards and Honors

  • Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (ORSP) Grant, West Chester University, FY2018.   
  • CASSDA Grant, College of Arts and Sciences, West Chester University, Spring 2014.
  • 2012 Ramona W. Cannon Award for Graduate Student Teaching, University of Utah College of Humanities, Linguistics Department Nomination.
  • Lois Darlene Simmerman Clayton Professional Development Grant Recipient 2011/2012. Linguistics Department, The University of Utah.
  • Graduate Research Fellowship recipient for academic 2011/2012, Graduate School, The University of Utah.
  • Steffensen Cannon Scholarship recipient for academic 2010/2011, Graduate School, The University of Utah.
  • TESOL Professional Development Scholarship recipient 2011, TESOL Association.
  • Linguistics Department Alumni Endowed Scholarship recipient for academic 2010/2011, Linguistics Department, The University of Utah.
  • Outstanding TESOL Thesis Award recipient, BYU, Linguistics and English Language Department, May 2003.