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: Participant  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 P.T. Randolph & J. Ruppert (Eds.), New Ways in Teaching Creative Writing. (pp. TBD) Alexandria, VA: TESOL International Press.

Tomaš, Z., & Christensen A. (in press). Paraphrase telephone game. In P.T. Randolph & J. Ruppert (Eds.), New Ways in Teaching Creative Writing for ELL Community. (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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