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Kristin Lems

Kristin Lems

Adjunct Lecturer, Master of Science in Education Program


Biography

Kristin Lems, EdD, has been a Fulbright Scholar in ESL teacher education in Algeria and most recently in Mongolia, and she has worked as a English Language Specialist in Chile. She has authored or edited several books, including Teaching Reading in a New Language: Linguistic Considerations (Guilford, 2010); her dissertation won a finalist award from the International Reading Association for Outstanding Dissertation of 2005. In addition, she is an established singer-songwriter with eight albums of original songs.   

Research/Scholarship

Education

Year Degree Institution
2003 ED, Reading and Language National College of Education
MATESL, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
BA, English/Creative Writing/Secondary Education University of Michigan

Research Interests

Literacy development in a new language, using songs and music for language learning, word formation and language change, the role of oral reading fluency to assess reading in English language learners, the role of orthographies in learning to read, and songs and music as bridges to literacy




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