Ellen Lipp

B.A., Connecticut College
M.A., Ph. D., American University

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Interests/Professional Activities

Dr. Ellen Lipp teaches various courses for the Department including an introduction to teaching English as a second language, the TESL practicum, bilingualism and bilingual education, and the graduate seminar on teaching basic written English. In many of her classes, she emphasizes practical classroom applications. For example, when teaching Linguistics 141, her students participate in an interactive journal writing project involving elementary school children from Fresno Unified. She has given teacher training workshops in Brazil and in Estonia. During recent semesters she has coordinated the Linguistics Department's ESL Composition Program. For about nine years she directed the CSUF American English Institute, where she worked closely with new ESL teachers. She was Program Chair for the 1997 CATESOL Conference, which took place in Fresno and which attracted about 3,000 participants. Dr. Lipp's research areas are in reading and writing processes; TESL methodology; and cultural issues in the community and the classroom.

Presentations

Lipp, E. 2002. "Effective Narrative Writing Instruction through Classroom Theater." Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Salt Lake City, UT.

 Lipp, E. 2002. "Journal Writing" A colloquium at Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Conference,  Salt Lake City, UT.

 Lipp, E. 2002.  "Playfulness in novice L2 Writing." Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Salt Lake City, UT.

 Lipp, E. 2002.  "Development and Assessment of Novice Writers' Fluency" California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (CATESOL) San Francisco, CA.

Lipp, E. 2002. "Playfulness in Novice L2 Writing," California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (CATESOL) San Francisco, CA.