Cynthia J. Macknish

A headshot of Cynthia Macknish.

Associate Professor

330 King Hall

734.487.3347

cmacknis@emich.edu

Education

Ed.D. Applied Linguistics & TESOL, University of Leicester, UK
M.A. TEFL, University of Reading, UK
B.Ed. Queen’s University, Canada
B.A. University of Guelph, Canada

Biography

Interests and Expertise
  • second language education
  • teacher education
  • service learning
  • language assessment
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • critical reading

Publications

Macknish, C., Johnson, T., & McLelland, M. (in press). Reflection on Academic Service-Learning research in a university IEP. In S. Anwaruddin (Ed.), Knowledge Mobilization in TESOL: Connecting Research and Practice. Boston: Brill.

Macknish, C., Tomaš, Z., & Vojtkulakova, M. (2018).  Examining performance and attitudes of TESOL preservice teachers and their English learners in a service-learning project, The Reading Matrix, 18(2) 3-22. Retrieved from http://www.readingmatrix.com/files/19-45a952bw.pdf

Macknish, C., & Tomaš, Z. (2018). Materials development for teaching speaking. In J. Liontas (Ed.), The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching (pp.1-9). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

Macknish, C., Porter-Szucs, I., Tomaš, Z., Scholze, A., Slucter, C., & Kavetsky, A. (2017). Voices from an MA-TESOL program: Bridging theory and practice from the ground up. In T. Farrell (Ed.), Voices from the TESOL classroom: Participant inquiries in pre-service teacher education classes (pp.29-36). Alexandria VA: TESOL.

Porter-Szucs, I., Macknish, C., & DeCicco, B. (2016). The CaMLA Speaking Test: Face-to-face vs. audio delivery. Cambridge Michigan Language Assessments CaMLA Working Papers 2016-02. Retrieved from https://michiganassessment.org/about-us/research/working-papers/

Macknish, C.J. (2013). Perceptions about anticipating and responding to language classroom incidents. Journal of Education for Teaching, 39(4).

Macknish, C.J. (2011). Understanding critical reading in an ESL class in Singapore, TESOL Journal 2(4), 444-472. 

Macknish, C. (2011). Facilitating critical reading with Chinese learners. In C. Ward (Ed.), Language education: An essential for a global economy, Anthology Series 52 (pp. 57-75). Singapore: SEAMEO Regional Language Centre.

Macknish, C. (2010). Academic and professional writing for teachers. Singapore: McGraw-Hill Education.