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Edna Lima

Edna Lima

Lecturer in the English Language Improvement Program

Linguistics
Gordy 371
lima@ohio.edu
740-593-4538

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Education

Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics and Technology, Iowa State University, 2015 Dissertation: Development and evaluation of online pronunciation instruction for international teaching assistants’ comprehensibility

M.A. in TESL/Applied Linguistics: Specialization in CALL, Iowa State University, 2008 Thesis: An exploratory study of nonlanguage factors affecting nonnative undergraduate students’ reaction to international teaching assistants

B.A. in English/Portuguese, Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil, 1999

Biography

Dr. Edna Lima is a lecturer in the ELIP Program in the Linguistics Department at Ohio University, where she is currently teaching Oral Communication Skills for International Teaching Assistants, Writing for Research to domestic and international graduate students, and Computers in Language Teaching II for MA students in Linguistics. She is also the Coordinator of the ELIP Writing & Critical Reading Labs. In addition, she is instructor and developer of Online Certificate Programs. Edna has taught EFL/ESL/ESP for over 20 years. She earned her Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics and Technology from Iowa State University. Her research interests include CALL, language assessment, material design, and technology applied to language learning and teaching, especially to pronunciation instruction.

Professional Experience Prior to Ohio University

Teaching at Iowa State University

  • English 525: Methods in Teaching Listening, Speaking, and Pronunciation Skills to Nonnative Speakers of English (co-teaching with Dr. John Levis), (one section)
  • English 518: Teaching English as a Second Language Methods and Materials, (one section)
  • English 101D: Academic English II – Academic Writing for Nonnative Graduate Students, (five sections)
  • English 180A: Speaking for International Teaching Assistants, (three sections); English 101B: Academic English for Native Speakers of Other Languages I, (eight sections)
  • English 250: Written, Oral, Visual, and Electronic Composition, (three sections); English 150: Critical Thinking and Communication, (three sections); English 150: Critical Thinking and Communication (Cross-Cultural), (two sections)

Curricular Development Work at Iowa State University

Design and development of a four-week online pronunciation tutor focusing on suprasegmentals (word stress, rhythm, and intonation) to improve the comprehensibility of international teaching assistants, (dissertation project)

Design and development of a full ESL writing course to be taught at Lanzhou University, China (Iowa State’s collaboration with Lanzhou University), (Summer 2011)

Design and development of a three-week online unit focusing on Process Essays for an ESL writing course (English 101B), (Fall 2009)

Teaching and Teacher Training Experience Prior to Iowa State University

Independent EFL Instructor, Brazil – Developer and teacher of specific English courses for adults: Beginner English, Intermediate English, Advanced English, Speaking, Pronunciation, Grammar, and TOEFL Preparation, (April 2005-July 2006)

Exchange instructor at the Alabama Language Institute/Gadsden State Community College – English instructor to international students and Portuguese instructor to both international and American students, (January-March 2005)

International Language Institute/Aliança Francesa, Brazil – Teacher of specific English courses: Listening, Speaking, Grammar, Writing, and Phonetics/Pronunciation, (2003– 2005)

Federal University of Viçosa, Brazil – Teaching and Extension Center – Supervisor and EFL Teacher Trainer providing pedagogical and practical support to more than 30 EFL teachers, (July 2003–July 2005)

Federal University of Viçosa – Teaching and Extension Center – English teacher at the Extension Course, which aims at making the learning and acquisition of the English language accessible to the academic and non-academic communities, (October 1999– July 2005)

Federal University of Viçosa /PEC (Rectory of Extension and Culture) – Teacher of English to advanced levels (6, 7 and 8) and TOEFL preparation courses, (2001-2003)

Federal University of Viçosa – Substitute Instructor at the Languages Department – English instructor to undergraduate students pursuing a B.A. in English and Portuguese, (April 2001-April 2003)

Cultural Institute Brazil-United States (ICBEU) – EFL teacher to children, adolescents and adults: basic, elementary, and advanced courses, (August 1999-March 2003)

Number One – English school, Brazil – EFL teacher to children and adolescents: basic and intermediate courses, (February-December 1999)

Other Professional Experience Avant Assessment

Contractor Item Writer writing items for tests of language proficiency, (October 2011- September 2012)

Portuguese Target Language Expert (TLE) working on collecting passages and assisting in the writing, review, and revision of reading test items as well as assisting in the validation and approval of the projects, (January 2010-August 2012)

Member of an Angoff-style panel to validate reading and listening English proficiency tests, (September 11-12, 2011) Second Language Testing Inc. (SLTI)

Portuguese Target Language Expert (TLE) working on collecting passages, writing test items, and assisting in the review and revision of reading and listening Portuguese tests,(December 2010-May 2011) Professional and Technical Translation

Translation (Portuguese to English) of three books on Botany (published in Brazil) Titles: Orchids – Botany and Growing (2006), Bromeliads – Botany and Growing (2006), and Cactus – Botany and Growing (2006)

Translator (Portuguese to English) of academic/technical abstracts and articles since 1995

Publications

Lima, E. F. (2018). The Supra Tutor: Learners’ perspectives on online pronunciation instruction. In G. Kessler (Ed.), TESOL voices: Insider accounts of classroom life: Online and hybrid classroom education (pp. 59-67). Alexandria, VA: TESOL Press.

Wallace, L., & Lima, E. F. (2018). Technology for teaching pronunciation. The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Lima, E. F. (2017). A review of the new Well Said Series [Review of Well said intro: Pronunciation for clear communication 2nd Ed., by L. Grant & E. E. Yu and Well said: Pronunciation for clear communication 4th Ed., by L. Grant]. Journal of Second Language Pronunciation, 3(2), 293-297.

Lima, E. F., & Levis, J. M.  (2017).  An online ‘pronunciation tutor’ at Iowa State University.  In J. Murphy (Ed.), Teaching the pronunciation of English: Focus on whole courses. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.

Vandeman, M., & Lima, E. F. (2017). In ELIP hybrid class, graduate students work on their own projects on their own time. College of Arts & Sciences Forum.

Lima, E. F. (2016). Comprehensibility and liveliness in nonnative student oral presentations before and after training: A mixed methods study. System, 63, 121-133.

Wallace, L., & Lima, E. F. (2016). Intelligibility: Five winning activities for speak test preparation. In J. Levis, H. Le, I. Lucic, E. Simpson, & S. Vo (Eds). Proceedings of the 7th Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference, ISSN 2380-9566, Dallas, TX, October 2015 (pp. 197-210). Ames, IA: Iowa State University.

Lima, E. F. (2015). Feel the rhythm! Fun and effective pronunciation practice using Audacity and sitcom scenes. Proceedings of the 6th Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference (pp. 277-284), Ames, IA: Iowa State University.

Lima, E. F. (2015). Development and evaluation of online pronunciation instruction for international teaching assistants’ comprehensibility (Doctoral dissertation). Ann Arbor, MI: ProQuest LLC.

Lima, E. F. (2012). A comparative study of the perception of ITAs by native and nonnative undergraduate students. In. J. Levis & K. LeVelle (Eds.). Proceedings of the 3rd Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference, Sept. 2011. (pp. 54-64), Ames, IA: Iowa State University.

Lima, E. F. (2011). [Review of the book English in Singapore: Phonetic Research on a Corpus]. World Englishes, 30(2), 286-288.

Lima, E. F. (2011). Language and nonlanguage factors affecting nonnative undergraduate students’ reactions to ITAs. In. J. Levis & K. LeVelle (Eds.). Proceedings of the 2nd Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching Conference, Sept. 2010. (pp. 43-55), Ames, IA: Iowa State University.

Lima, E. F. (2011). Issues in call: authenticity of materials. Proceedings of the International Research and Practice Conference: Traditions and innovations in teaching native and foreign languages at tertiary level (pp. 365-368). Ivanovo, Russia: Ivanovo State Power Engineering University.

Lima, E. F. (2008). An exploratory study of language and nonlanguage factors affecting nonnative undergraduate students’ reaction to international teaching assistants (MA thesis). Ames, IA: Iowa State University.

Honors and Awards

Teaching Excellence Award from the English Department at Iowa State University (Fall 2012)

Presentations at Seminars and Conferences

Lima, E. F. (2018). American English Native listeners’ assessment of L2 speech comprehensibility. MEXTESOL 45th International Conference, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Lima, E. F., & Zawadzki, Z. (2018). The Big Bang Theory and pronunciation practice: Increasing comprehensibility. MEXTESOL 45th International Conference, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Lima, E. F., & Zawadzki, Z. (2018). Improving speaker comprehensibility: Using sitcoms and engaging activities to develop learners’ perception and production of word stress in English. Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching (PSLLT) 2018, Iowa State University, Ames, IA.

Lima, E. F., & Zawadzki, Z. (2018). Suprasegmentals + sitcoms = becoming more comprehensible while having fun! Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching (PSLLT) 2018, Iowa State University, Ames, IA.

Lima, E. F., & Zawadzki, Z. (2018). The Supra Tutor 2.0: The improved version of a fully online English pronunciation course. 10th Annual Ohio University CALL Conference, Linguistics Department, Ohio University, Athens OH.

Lima, E. F. (2018). Making English your business: Improving your spoken and written business English skills. Cyber Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, South Korea.

Lima, E. F. (2017). Native listeners' assessment of L2 speech comprehensibility: What features matter most in North American English? Paper presented at the 9th Annual Conference on Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching (PSLLT), University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Wallace, L., Lima, E. F., & Hunkler, C. (2017). VowelCat: Helping ELLs visualize and improve vowel production. Paper presented at the9th Annual CALL Conference, Athens, OH.

Lima, E. F. (2016, April). The Supra Tutor: Development and evaluation of online pronunciation instruction for international teaching assistants. Paper presented at AAAL 2016, Orlando, FL.

Lima, E. F. (2016, April). The Supra Tutor: Development and evaluation of online pronunciation instruction. Paper presented at TESOL 2016, Baltimore, MD.

Lima, E. F., & Bikowski, D. (2016, April). Developing the Supra Tutor: How to create customized, technology-based materials for your ITA program. Invitedpanel, TESOL 2016, Baltimore, MD

Lima, E. F., & Wallace, L. (2015, October). Five winning activities for SPEAK Test preparation. Teaching Tip presentation at the Seventh Annual Conference on Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching (PSLLT), Texas A&M University, Dallas, TX.

Lima, E. F. (2014, September).Online pronunciation instruction: Improving speaker comprehensibility and enhancing learning experience. Paper presented at the Sixth Annual Conference on Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching (PSLLT), UCLA, Santa Barbara, CA.

Lima, E. F. (2014, September). Feel the rhythm! Fun and effective pronunciation practice using Audacity and sitcom scenes. Teaching Tip presentation at the Sixth Annual Conference on Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching (PSLLT), UCLA, Santa Barbara, CA.

Lima, E. F. (2014, May). Improving the comprehensibility of L2 speakers through an online pronunciation tutor. Paper presented at the 2014 Annual Conference of the Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics/L’Association Canadienne de Linguistique Appliquée, Brock University – Saint Catharines, Ontario, Canada.

Lima, E. F. (2014, May). Assessing the impact of an online pronunciation tutor on the comprehensibility of international teaching assistants. Paper presented at CALICO 2014, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Lima, E. F. (2014, April). Online pronunciation instruction: Improving speaker comprehensibility and enhancing learning experience. Paper presented at the 2014 SLA Student Symposium, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI.

Lima, E. F. (2014, April). Improving the comprehensibility of nonnative speakers of English through an online pronunciation tutor. Paper presented at the First Graduate and Professional Student Research Conference, Iowa State University, Ames, IA.

Lima, E. F. (2013, September). Using Audacity to help learners improve their suprasegmentals. Teaching Tip at Pronunciation in the Language Teaching Curriculum – Fifth Annual Conference on Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching (PSLLT), Iowa State University, Ames, IA.

Lima, E. F. (2012, August). Fundamental considerations in developing an intelligibility test for nonnative teaching assistants. Paper presented at the Fourth Annual Conference on Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching (PSLLT), Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Lima, E. F. (2011, September). A comparative study of the perception of ITAs by native and nonnative undergraduate students. Paper presented at the Third Annual Conference on Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching (PSLLT), Iowa State University, Ames, IA.

Lima, E. F. (2010, September). Language and nonlanguage factors affecting nonnative undergrad students’ reactions to ITAs. Poster presented at the Second Annual Conference on Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching (PSLLT), Iowa State University, Ames, IA.

Lima, E. F., & Webb, A. (2005, January). Marketing and recruiting the intensive English program: A case study in Brazil. Paper presented at the AMTESOLconference, University of North Alabama, Florence, AL.

Workshops and Panels

Lima, E. F. (2018, October). Creating a winning impression as a teacher. Faculty Learning Community – TA Professional Development Workshop Series, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Lima, E. F. (2018, September). Becoming a more effective & less- stressed TA: How to manage your time and responsibilities. Faculty Learning Community – TA Professional Development Workshop Series, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Lima E. F. (2018, September). The basics of research. Department of Linguistics Colloquium Series, Linguistics Department, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Lima, E. F. (2018, August). North American English workshop. Fulbright Pre-Academic Orientation Program, OPIE/Linguistics Department, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Lima, E. F. (2018, March). Writing the RA results and discussion sections. ELIP Graduate Lab Writing Workshop, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Lima, E. F., & Wallace, L. (2018, March). Creating a winning impression as a teacher. Faculty Learning Community – TA Professional Development Workshop Series, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Lima, E. F., & Wallace, L. (2018, February). Becoming a more effective & less- stressed TA: How to manage your time and responsibilities. Faculty Learning Community – TA Professional Development Workshop Series, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Lima, E. F., & Wallace, L. (2017, October). Creating a winning impression as a teacher. Faculty Learning Community – TA Professional Development Workshop Series, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Lima, E. F., & Boczko, E. (2017, September). Becoming a more effective & less- stressed TA: How to manage your time and responsibilities. Faculty Learning Community – TA Professional Development Workshop Series, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Lima, E. F. (2017). Rhetorical moves in research articles. ELIP Graduate Lab Writing Workshop, ELIP/Linguistics Department, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Lima, E. F. (2017). Basics of research. Department of Linguistics Colloquium Series, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Lima, E. F., Wallace, L., & Boczko, E. (2017, March). Becoming a more effective & less- stressed TA: How to manage your time and responsibilities. Faculty Learning Community – TA Professional Development Workshop Series, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Lima, E. F., Wallace, L., & Boczko, E. (2017, March). Winning impression. Faculty Learning Community – TA Professional Development Workshop Series, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Lima, E. F. (2017, March). Comprehensibility and liveliness in nonnative student oral presentations before and after training: A mixed methods study. ELIP Brown Bag Series, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Lima, E. F. (2016, November). Rhetorical moves in research articles. ELIP Graduate Lab Writing Workshop, Linguistics Department, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Lima, E. F. (2016, October). Five winning SPEAK Test activities. ELIP Presentation and Pronunciation Lab Workshops, Linguistics Department, Athens, OH.

Lima, E. F. (2016, October). Proofreading, revising, and polishing your papers. Department of Linguistics LSOU Writing Workshop, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Lima, E. F., Wallace, L., & Boczko, E. (2016, October). Winning impression.Faculty Learning Community – TA Professional Development Workshop Series, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Lima, E. F., & Boczko, E. (2016, September). Becoming a more effective & less-stressed TA: How to manage your time and responsibilities. Faculty Learning Community – TA Professional Development Workshop Series, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Lima, E. F. (2016, August). SPEAK test information session. ELIP/Linguistics, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Lima, E. F. (2016, April). Proposal writing workshop for Ohio graduate students. ELIP/Linguistics Department, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Lima, E. F., Wallace, L., Gallego, M, & Boczko, E. (2016, April). Becoming a more effective & less-stressed TA: How to manage your time and responsibilities. Faculty Learning Community – TA Professional Development Workshop Series, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Lima, E. F., Wallace, L., & Boczko, E. (2016, March). Winning impression.Faculty Learning Community – TA Professional Development Workshop Series, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Lima, E. F., & Wallace, L. (2015, November). Five SPEAK Test Preparation Activities. ELIP Pronunciation & Presentation Lab Workshop Series, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Lima, E. F. (2015, October). Proofreading, revising, and polishing your papers. Department of Linguistics Colloquium Series, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Lima, E. F. (2015, August). Strategies to become a successful faculty member.New A&S Faculty Orientation, Human Resources Training Center, Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Lima, E. F. (2015, May). Pronunciation and technology applied to pronunciation instruction. Enova’s Ongoing Training in English Blended Learning Instruction, Enova, Mexico D. F.

Lima, E. F. (2014, October). Teaching pronunciation. English 518: Teaching English as a Second Language Methods and Materials, Iowa State University, Ames, IA.

Lima, E. F. (2013, February). Technology and pronunciation instruction. Intensive English and Orientation Program (IEOP) – Brazil English Teachers Program (BETUSA), Iowa State University, Ames, IA.

Lima, E. F. (2013, February). Pronunciation: An essential yet often overlooked aspect of L2 learning and teaching. Intensive English and Orientation Program (IEOP) – Brazil English Teachers Program (BETUSA), Iowa State University, Ames, IA.

Lima, E. F. (2013, October). Graduate students sharing advice on how to be successful in a graduate English program,Iowa State University, Ames, IA.

Lima, E. F., Voss, E., Ranalli, J., & Xu, J. (2006, October). Working with ESL students. Workshops 2006 – W-Fair: Sharing Writing Activities, Iowa State University, Ames, IA.

Service to the Profession

  • Coordinator of the ELIP Writing Labs/Linguistics Department, Ohio University
  • Committee member, Faculty Learning Community: Professional Development of TAs at Ohio University
  • Reviewer of Advanced Teaching Certificate Dossiers: College of Arts & Sciences, Ohio University
  • Thesis Committee Member for MA students
  • Committee member, Faculty Search at Ohio University
  • Committee member, Faculty Annual Merit Evaluation at Ohio University
  • SPEAK Test proctor and rater at Ohio University
  • Reviewer of articles for international journals
  • Reviewer of book chapters
  • Reviewer of proposals for international conferences
  • Reviewer of conference proposals and proceedings papers for Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching (PSLLT)
  • Supervisor and mentor of student teachers (English 588: Supervised Practice Teaching in Teaching English as a Second Language) in my English 101D class (Academic English II – Academic Writing for Nonnative Graduate Students)
  • Organization Committee member for the 2014 Technology for Second Language Learning Conference (TSLL) at Iowa State University
  • Rater of the OECT (former SPEAK/TEACH Tests) for International Teaching Assistants at Iowa State University
  • Rater of the English Placement Test (EPT) for international graduate and undergraduate students at Iowa State University
  • Former member of the Language Assessment and Diffusion Organization (L.A.D.O) at ISU
  • Former member of the TESL/ALT/IEOP Social Committee at ISU
  • Former Secretary of the Educational Video Interest Group at ISU

Professional Membership

  • Member of TESOL International Association
  • Member of Supras
  • Member of Pronunciation in Second Language and Teaching (PSLLT)
  • Member of the Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics/ L’Association Canadienne de Linguistique Appliquée (CAAL/ACLA)
  • Member of the Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO)

Languages

  • Brazilian Portuguese: native language
  • English: native-like proficiency
  • Spanish: advanced level in speaking, listening, reading, and writing

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