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Thomas Leverett


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present position

Lecturer, Department of Classical Languages and Literatures, Texas Tech University, Lubbock TX
Linguistics, ESL to International Teaching Assistants, and Writing

previous position (retired)

Lecturer, CESL, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, 1994-2012

career highlights

-workshops in Peru, Dominican Republic and Taiwan (see presentations), on reading, technology and the use of drama in language teaching
-years of presentations at international TESOLS
-development of the theory of language as a self-organized system
-study of the influence of grammar technology on learning a second language
-two years living and teaching in Korea



articles

Leverett, T. (2011). To check or not to check. Global Study Magazine. London. Available http://www.globalstudymagazine.com/site/articles/544/.

___ (2010, June). Add me: Facebook and the international student. Global Study Magazine, 6, 1, pp. 66-69. Available online: http://www.globalstudymagazine.com/site/articles/507/.

___ (2009, Sept.). Zoom in, zoom out. Global Study Magazine, 5, 3. Available online: http://www.globalstudymagazine.com/site/articles/480/.

___ (2009). Chat and the language learner. Global Study Magazine 5, 2. Available online: http://www.globalstudymagazine.com/site/articles/439/.

___ (2008). Virtual traveller. Global Study Magazine, London, UK. Available online at: http://www.globalstudymagazine.com/site/articles/391/.

___ (2007, May). Dialects in a changing language. Global Study Magazine 4, 3. London. pp. 56-57. Available online at: http://globalstudymagazine.com/site/articles/359.

___ (2007, Jan.). Same world, different glasses. Global study Magazine, 4, 2, pp. 70-71. London, UK. Available online at: http://globalstudymagazine.com/site/articles/336/.

___ (2006, Aug.). This is your class on weblogs. Teaching English with Technology 6, 3. IATEFL Poland Computer SIG Publication. http://www.iatefl.org.pl/call/j_tech25.htm#cla

___ (2006, Aug.). Three ways to integrate weblogging into your writing clases. Teaching English with Technology 6, 3. IATEFL Poland Computer SIG Publication. http://www.iatefl.org.pl/call/j_tech25.htm#way.

___ (2006). Growing up bilingual. Global Study Magazine, London. Available online at: http://www.globalstudymagazine.com/xite/articles/276/.

___ (2006). High heels on a rocky path. Global Study Magazine, London. Available online at: http://www.globalstudymagazine.com/xite/articles/260/.

___ (2005). Virtual learning: A toe in the pool of the new media. Global Study Magazine, London. Available online at: http://www.globalstudymagazine.com/site/articles/240/.

___ (2005). It takes a village, TESOL CALL-IS Newsletter, vol. 22, no. 2, March. Available: http://tomsources.blogspot.com/2011/01/it-takes-village.html.

___ (2005). A question of time, Global Study Magazine 3.1, pp. 42-43. London, UK. Available at: http://tomsources.blogspot.com/2011/01/question-of-time.html

___ (2004). The road to fluency, Global Study Magazine 2.3, pp. 46-47, London, UK. Available at: http://tomsources.blogspot.com/2011/01/road-to-fluency.html.

___ (2004). A midwestern tale. Global Study Magazine 2.2, pp. 16-17. London, UK. Also appeared in Global Study Magazine, Study USA Special Edition (2005). Available at: http://tomsources.blogspot.com/2011/01/midwestern-tale.html


book reviews

Leverett, T. (2012). Review of Motivation and Second Language Acquisition: The Socio-Educational Model, by R. C. Gardner, TESL-EJ (TESL Electronic Journal), 16, 2, Sept.

___ (2006). Review of The Struggle to Teach English as an International Language, by Adrian Holliday, TESL-EJ (TESL Electronic Journal), 10, 2, Sept.

___ (2005). Review of Methods of Research on Teaching the English Language Arts, J. Flood, D. Lapp, J. R. Squire, and J. M. Jensen, eds., TESL-EJ (TESL Electronic Journal), vol. 9, no. 2, Sept.

___ (2004). Review of A History of English Language Teaching, Second Edition by A.P.R. Howatt, with Henry Widdowson, TESL-EJ, vol. 8, no. 3, Dec.

___ (2003). Review of Explorations in Language Acquisition and Use: The Taipei Lectures, by Stephen Krashen, TESL-EJ, vol. 7, no. 2, Sept.

___ (2001). Review of Second Language Acquisition, by S. Gass and L. Selinker, TESL-EJ, vol. 5, no. 2, Sept.

___ (2000). Review of Rethinking America, by M. Sokolik, TESL-EJ, vol. 4, no. 3, May.

___ (1999). Review of Dialects in Schools and Communities, by W. Wolfram, C. Adger, and D. Christian, TESL-EJ, vol. 4, no. 1, July.

___ (1997). Review of Second Language Acquisition Theory and Pedagogy, ed. by F. Eckman, D. Highland, P. Lee, J. Milcham, and R. R. Weber, TESL-EJ, vol. 2, no. 3, January.

___ (1996). Review of Beyond Names for Things, ed. by M. Tomasello and W. Merriman, TESL-EJ, vol. 2, no. 1, March.

___ (1995). Review of A Teacher's Grammar, by R. A. Close, TESL-EJ, vol. 1, no. 4, June.


recent presentations, web projects, etc.

Leverett, T. (2011, Mar.) Grammar technology: For better or worse. Invited Presentation, Internet Fair Classics, TESOL Convention, New Orleans, LA. Also 2010 TESOL Convention, Boston MA, Mar. Homepage for presentation: http://mypage.siu.edu/ leverett/fbow.html.

Leverett, T. (2010, March). Making sure they know from Wikipedia. Teaching Tip, Writing IS, TESOL Convention 2010, Boston MA. Presentation homepage: http://tomsources.blogspot.com/2010/03/making-sure- they-know-from-wikipedia_22.html.

Leverett, T. (2009, Oct.) Reading strategies for teachers and learners of the new millenium. Workshop, Universidad de Santa Maria, Arequipa, Peru. Summary, outline, weblog. Available http://mlrdrwrkshp.blogspot.com/2011/01/reading-strategies-for-teachers- and.html.

___ (2009, Oct.). Integrating chat into writing class. New Jersey Higher Education Conference, Montclair, NJ. Available http://tomsources.blogspot.com/2011/01/script-integrating-chat-into- writing_03.html.

___ (2009, June). Digital Fluency and the Role of the Teacher. Invited plenary, Annual Conference for Teachers of English, Santo Domingo and Santiago, Dominican Republic.

___ (2009, Mar.) Uncharted but breathtaking: Integrating chat into writing classes. Writing IS, Demonstration, TESOL Convention, Denver CO USA. Script and articles: http://tomsources.blogspot.com/2011/01/uncharted-but-breathtaking-tesol- 2009.html.

Leverett, T. & Hunt, E. (2009, Mar.) Technology as aid, crutch and impediment. Writing IS, Discussion, TESOL Convention, Denver, CO USA. http://tomsources.blogspot.com/2010/03/technology-as-aid-crutch-and- impediment.html.

Leverett, T. & Wright, H. (2009, Mar.) Error correction frontier: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly. Writing IS, Discussion, TESOL Convention, Denver, CO. Script and articles: http://tomsources.blogspot.com/2011/01/error-correction-frontier-tesol- 2009.html.

Leverett, T. (2008, Apr.) Teaching writing in online and paper worlds. Writing IS, Demonstration, TESOL Convention, New York NY. Script and articles: http://tomsources.blogspot.com/2011/01/teaching-writing-in-online-and- paper.html.

___ (2008, Apr.). Weblog portfolios in an intensive English program. eFairs Classics, CALL-IS Electronic Village, TESOL Convention, New York, NY. http://tomsources.blogspot.com/2011/01/weblog-portfolios-in-intensive- english.html.

___ (2007, May). How weblogging affects the academic ecosystem. Presentation at 2nd Webheads in Action Online Convergence, including chat at Tapped In, static web site, and weblog with notes. http://tomsources.blogspot.com/2011/01/how-weblogging-affects-academic. html.

___ (2007, Mar.). Student weblogging for fluency, skills and integration. Writing IS Demonstration, TESOL Convention, Seattle, WA. Accompanying script and articles: http://tomsources.blogspot.com/2011/01/student-weblogging-for-fluency- skills.html.

___ (2007, Mar.). Weblog portfolios in an intensive English program. eFairs Classics, CALL-IS Electronic Village, TESOL Convention, Seattle, WA. http://tomsources.blogspot.com/2011/01/weblog-portfolios-in-intensive- english.html.

Leverett, T. & Moody, L. (2007, Mar.) Defining, detecting and dealing with online plagiarism. CALL-IS Discussion, TESOL Convention, Seattle, WA. http://plagiarizethee.blogspot.com/2011_01_01_archive.html.

___ (2006). Internet Plagiarism. CALL-IS Discussion. TESOL Convention, Tampa, FL, Mar. http://plagiarizethee.blogspot.com/2011_01_01_archive.html.

Leverett, T. (2006). Daring to enter the blogosphere. Prog. Admin. IS, Paper, TESOL Convention, Tampa, FL, Mar. Script draft: http://tomsources.blogspot.com/2011/01/daring-to-enter-blogosphere.html.

___ (2006). Keeping up with the web. CALL-IS Discussion, TESOL Convention, Tampa, FL, Mar.

___ (2006). This is your program: This is your program on weblogs. CALL-IS Internet Fair presentation, Electronic Village, TESOL Convention, Tampa FL, Mar.

Leverett, T. and Montgomerie, J. (2005). This is your class: This is your class on weblogs. Webheads in Action Online Convergence, online conference, Nov. 17-20.

___ (2005). Teaching teachers to use weblogs, Internet Fair, CALL-IS, TESOL 2005, San Antonio, TX, March.

Leverett, T. (2005). Marketing learning, learning marketing, Discussion, PROG-AD-IS, TESOL 2005, San Antonio, TX, March.

Leverett, T., Kelly, C. and Kelly, L. (2005). Role of the web, CALL-IS Discussion, TESOL 2005, San Antonio, TX, Mar.

Kelly, C. and Leverett, T. Effective Web Design. CALL-IS Discussion at TESOL 2004, Long Beach, CA, USA, April 12, 2002.

Leverett, T. (2004). Web development for busy writing teachers, CALL-IS Internet Fair Classics, TESOL 2004, Long Beach, CA.



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