Eastern Michigan University
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Zuzana Tomas

Associate Professor

Zuzana Tomas 330A King Hall

734.487.3346

ztomas@emich.edu

Education

Ph.D. Linguistics (L2 Teacher education) | 2011 | University of utah

M.A. TESOL | 2011 | University of utah

B.A. English and American Literature | 2000 | University of Matej Bel, slovakia

Interests and Expertise

Pre-service L2 teacher education, L2 academic writing and writing pedagogy, L2 methods, SLA, research design.

Publications

Books

Mott-Smith, J., Tomaš, Z., & Kostka, I. (2017). Teaching Effective Source Use: Classroom Approaches that Work. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.

Shappiro, S., Farelly, R., & Tomaš, Z. (2014). Fostering international student success in higher education. In C. Edwards (Ed.), Professional Development Series. Alexandria, VA: TESOL International Press.

Tomaš, Z., Kostka, I., & Mott-Smith, J. (2013). Teaching writing. In T. Farrel (Ed.), Professional Development Series. Alexandria, VA: TESOL International Press.

Peer-reviewed Articles and Book Chapters

Lindahl, K., Tomaš, Z., Krulatz, A. & Farelly, R. (2018). The Value of Service Learning in L2 Teacher Preparation: Engaging in Diverse Contexts. (In T. Meidl & M. Sulentic Dowell Eds.) In Service-Learning Initiatives in Teacher Education Programs. IGI Global Publishing.

Tomaš, Z., Moger, N., Specht, K., & Park, A. (2017). Making Methods Matter More with Service-Learning pedagogy. In T. Farrell (Ed.), Voices in the TESOL classroom: P articipant inquiries in preservice teacher education classes . Alexandria, VA: TESOL International Press. 59-66.

Macknish, C., Porter-Suczs, I., Tomaš, Z., Slucter, C., Kavetsky, & Scholtze, A. (2017). Integrating theory and practice in TESOL programs: Making connections from the ground up. In T. Farrell (Ed.), Voices in the TESOL classroom: Participant inquiries in preservice teacher education classes . Alexandria, VA: TESOL International Press. 29-36.

Macknish, C. & Tomaš, Z. (2017). Materials Development for Teaching Speaking. In M. Christison (Ed.), TESOL encyclopedia of English language teaching. Wiley Publishing.

Shappiro, S., Farelly, R., & Tomaš, Z. (2017). Creating the Conditions for Productive Dissonance: An Inclusive Pedagogical Framework. In A. Lee, & R.D. Williams (Eds.) Engaging Dissonance: Developing Mindful Global Citizenship in Higher Education. Emerald Publishing Limited, 25-42.

Bollinger, J., Metler, M., & Tomaš, Z. (2017). The use of first and second language in teaching adult learners: A balancing act. In P. Quirke (Ed.), Voices in the TESOL classroom: Adult education. Alexandria, VA: TESOL International Press.

Cornell, R., Dean J., & Tomaš, Z. (2016). Up-close and personal: A case study of three university-level second language learners’ vocabulary learning experiences. TESOL Journal, 7 (4), 823-846. DOI: 10.1002/tesj.247.

Christison, M. A., Tomaš, Z., Hiller, K. E., Palmer, A. (2016). Creating a professional development program to support faculty in an English-medium university of science and technology. In J. Crandall & M.A. Christison (Eds.) Teacher education and professional development in TESOL: Global perspectives (pp. 205 - 223). New York, NY: Rutledge/Taylor and Francis.

Tomaš, Z., Gardett, I., & Jensen, E. (2014). Intensive writing institute for L2 writers: A bridge to university-level academic writing and cultural and institutional expectations. Writing and Pedagogy , 6(1), 107-120.

Lindahl, K., Baecher, L., & Tomaš, Z. (2013). Teacher language awareness in content-based activity design." Journal of Immersion and Content-Based Language Education, 1(2), 198-225.  

Tomaš, Z. (2010). Addressing pedagogy on textual borrowing: Focus on instructional resources. Writing and Pedagogy 2(2), 223-250.

Tomaš, Z. (2010). Paraphrase integration task: Increasing authenticity of practice in using academic sources. In M. Pennington and P. Burton (Eds.), College writing toolkit: Tested ideas (pp. 180-205). London: Equinox.

Tomaš, Z., Farelly, R., & Haslam, M.  (2008). Designing and implementing practicums abroad. TESOL Quarterly 42(4), 660-665.

Pedagogical Activities and Newsletter Articles

Tomaš, Z. & Bollinger, J. (in press). Community Portraits. In J. Ruppert (Ed.), New Ways in Teaching Creative Writing. (pp. TBD) Alexandria, VA: TESOL International Press.

Tomaš, Z. & Christensen A. (in press). Paraphrase Telephone Game. In J. Ruppert (Ed.), New Ways in Teaching Creative Writing. (pp. TBD) Alexandria, VA: TESOL International Press.

Tomaš, Z. & Quasunella, M. (in press). Revising Sticky Grammar with Sticky Notes. In Connie Rylance and Andrea Kevech (Eds.), New Ways in Teaching Grammar. (pp. TBD) Alexandria, VA: TESOL International Press.

Tomaš, Z. & Sadeghpour, K. (in press). Practicing Past Tense and Sequence Adverbs with Language Experience Approach. In Connie Rylance and Andrea Kevech (Eds.), New Ways in Teaching Grammar. (pp. TBD) Alexandria, VA: TESOL International Press.

Tomaš, Z. & Mott-Smith, J. (2016). Enriching Learning, Saving Time: Designing Effective Writing Courses. Second Language Writing News. Retrieved from: http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/tesolslwis/issues/2016-10-14/6.html

Tomaš, Z., Tenney, K., & Robinson, A. (2016). Humorous advice for unusual problems. In J. Rucinsky (Ed.) New Ways in Teaching with Humor (pp. TBA). Alexandria, VA: TESOL International Press.

Condrington, C., Dowling, T. & Tomaš, Z. (2016). Why’s everyone laughing? A Sitcom-based speaking and listening activity. In J. Rucinsky (Ed.) New Ways in Teaching with Humor (pp. TBA). Alexandria, VA: TESOL International Press.

Dean, J., Tomaš, Z., & Cornell, R. (2016). Negotiating meaning and humor. In J. Rucinsky (Ed.) New Ways in Teaching with Humor (pp. TBA). Alexandria, VA: TESOL International Press.

Kavetsky, A. & Tomaš, Z. (2016). When Headlines Go Bad. In J. Rucinsky (Ed.) New Ways in Teaching with Humor (pp. TBA). Alexandria, VA: TESOL International Press.

Tomaš, Z. & Dills, S. (2015). Encouraging peer feedback with sticky notes. In H. Reinders and M. Lewis (Eds.), New Ways in Teaching Adults. (pp. 167-170) Alexandria, VA: TESOL International Press.

Tomaš, Z., Robinson, A., & Dowling, T. (2015). Building oral fluency through the use of circle summarizing. In H. Reinders and M. Lewis (Eds.) New Ways in Teaching Adults. (pp. 171-172) Alexandria, VA: TESOL International Press.

Tomaš, Z. (2015). Teaching teachers to address ineffective source use pedagogically: Highlights from a successful professional development workshop. MITESOL Newsletter.

Cornell, R., Dean, J., & Tomaš, Z. (2015). Assessing vocabulary development via a vocabulary profile Tool. MITESOL Newsletter.

Tomaš, Z., Gallo, L., & Eastwood, K. (2013). Summarizing with word frequency counters.In D.C. Mussman (Ed.), New Ways in Teaching Writing. Alexandria, VA: TESOL International Press.

Tomaš, Z., Gallo, L., & Eastwood, K. (2013). Research organizer.In D.C. Mussman (Ed.), New Ways in Teaching Writing. Alexandria, VA: TESOL International Press.

Tomaš, Z. & Branstrom, R. (2013). Practicing parallelism using LinkedIn professional profiles.In D.C. Mussman (Ed.), New Ways in Teaching Writing. Alexandria, VA: TESOL International Press.

Tomaš, Z. & Okamoto, M. (2013). What are you writing and whom are you writing for? Examining the purpose and audience in writing using Google Docs.In D.C. Mussman (Ed.), New Ways in Teaching Writing. Alexandria, VA: TESOL International Press.

Tomaš, Z. (2013). Assessing writing from sources: Peer assessment of student-produced paraphrases and quotes.In J.D. Brown (Ed.), New Ways in Classroom Assessment (pp. 325-327). Alexandria, VA: TESOL International Press.

Tomaš, Z. & Andrews, H. (2013). Using reformulation to assess paragraph-level rhetorical structure.In J.D. Brown (Ed.) New Ways in Classroom Assessment (pp. 328-330). Alexandria, VA: TESOL International Press.

Gallo, L., Tomaš, Z., & Eastwood, K. (2013). Revising and editing problematic source use.In D.C. Mussman (Ed.), New Ways in Teaching Writing. Alexandria, VA: TESOL International Press.

Casey, S. & Tomaš, Z. (2013). Proceedings from MITESOL 2013: Challenges and Opportunities in Teaching Content to Secondary English Language Learners: A Focus on Mathematics.

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