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Office Location(s): 555 S. Forest Avenue, 3rd Floor, #303
Theresa joined the ELI in 1986, after having spent three and a half years in Indonesia, where she studied traditional music and dance. While living there she became interested in teaching ESL, and pursued a MA in TESOL from Eastern Michigan University after returning to Ann Arbor
Currently she is the ELI's Academic Advisor and a Lecturer. Her particular areas of interest are in speaking and interactive communication. She is the coauthor of a text, Academic Interactions: Communicating on Campus, with Christine Feak and Susan Reinhart, published by UMPress. Another area of interest is in teacher training, and she often teaches in the ELI courses that focus on training international GSIs.
In addition, Theresa works closely with the College of Architecture and Urban Planning to offer both a discipline specific ELI course and a writing/speaking clinic for their international students.
When not juggling the variety of tasks she's involved in at the ELI, she tries to find time to practice yoga, play in the Indonesian Gamelan Ensemble at the UM, and manage the ELI's Kickball team, 'the Verbs'.
English Language Institute
555 S. Forest Avenue
Ann Arbor, MI