Directory » ZOHREH ESLAMI
610 EDCT
845-8384
Department
Afilliations
Bilingual and English as a Second Language Education
Education
Ph.D., Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1992)
M.A., English Language, University of Missouri-Columbia (1987)
B.Ed., English Education, University of Missouri-Columbia (1985)
ZOHREH ESLAMI
Professor
Google Scholar Profile:
Research Interests
Developmental Pragmatics
ESL/EFL Teacher Education
Intercultural Communication
Intercultural Pragmatics
Sociocultural aspects of Second Language Acquisition
BIOGRAPHY
Dr. Eslami has more than 20 years experience in ESL/EFL teacher education both in the USA and overseas. She has publications in the area of ESL teacher education, content area literacy for ELLs, reading in a 2nd language, Intercultural and Instructional Pragmatics and Intercultural Communication.
NEW SECTION
COURSES TAUGHT
BIED685. DIRECTED STUDIES
2020C
BIED689. SPECIAL TOPICS IN
2020C
EDCI610. Scnd Lang Assessment And Development
2006B,2006A
EDCI610. SCND LANG ASSESSMENT&DEV
2013A
EDCI610.
2005A
EDCI611. TEACHING ESL
2016A,2015B,2014C,2014B,2013C
EDCI611. Teaching Esl
2007C,2005C,2004C
EDCI612. BIL/ESL CONTENT-AREA
2015A,2012A
EDCI614. ESL INTERNAT CULT SET
2016B,2015C,2015B,2014C,2012C
EDCI614. Esl Internat Cult Set
2007C,2006C,2005C,2004C
EDCI640. LG/LIT BIL/MUL YG LRNR
2016A,2015A,2013A,2012A
EDCI645. Soc And Educ In World Pers
2007B,2006B
EDCI645.
2005B
EDCI645. SOC&EDUC IN WORLD PERS
2013B
EDCI680. PROSEMINAR
2017A,2016C,2016B,2016A
EDCI684. PROF INTERNSHIP
2014B,2013B
EDCI685. DIRECTED STUDIES
2020A,2019B,2019A,2018C,2017C
EDCI685.
2006A
EDCI689. SPECIAL TOPICS IN
2015C,2013C
EDCI692. PROFESSIONAL STUDY
2019C,2019B,2018A,2017C,2017B
INST334. Assessment Esl
2006B
INST463. SEC LANG METHOD ESL BIL
2013B

FORMER DOCTORAL STUDENTS
Stephanie Michelle Moody (Summer 2020)
Jose Luis Zelaya (Fall 2019)
Sunni Lynn Sonnenburg Winkler (Fall 2019)
Angelica Maria ramos Riberio (Fall 2018)
Randall A. Garver (Summer 2018)
Xinyuan Yang (Summer 2018)
Delia Maria Cruz-Fernandez (Summer 2018)
Sarah Elizabeth Baker (Summer 2018)
Wei Jang (Spring 2018)
Nasser Jabbari (Fall 2017)
Angelia Horton Knight (Fall 2017)
Trudy Ann Freer-Alvarez (Spring 2016)
Fatma Hasan (Fall 2015)
Si Chun Song (Fall 2013)
Sharon Bippus (Summer 2011)
Shu-Fen Huang (Summer 2010)
Alicia Kerr (Spring 2010)
Jonathan Doll (Spring 2010)
Wan-Tsai Kung (Summer 2009)
Wen-Chun Chen (Summer 2008)
Burcu Ates (Summer 2008)
Yeh-Zu Tzou (Summer 2008)
Bethany Plett (Summer 2008)
Nano Cox (Spring 2008)
Kylah Clark-Goff (Spring 2008)
Kent McLeod (Spring 2008)
Chia-Ning Liu (Fall 2007)
Soo jin Ahn (Fall 2007)
Hee Kyoung (Spring 2007)

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
Journal Articles
Graham, K. M.,Elsheikh, A. & Eslami, Z. R. (2020). Reflections on the Mobilities, Immobilities, Inequalities, and Traveling Ideas in Qatar. The Journal of Asia TEFL. Brief Reports section of the Asia TEFL
Graham, K. M. & Eslami, Z. R. (2020). Does the Simple View of Writing. Explain L2 Writing Development?: A Meta-Analysis, Reading Psychology, DOI: 10.1080/02702711.2020.1768989
Ribeiro, A., Eslami, Z. R., & Jiang, W. (2019). Corrective feedback in second languageface-to-face versus computer-mediated interactions. Language Teaching Research Quarterly, 9, 14-30.
Eslami, Z. R., Moody, S., & Pashmforosh, R. (2019). Educating Pre-Service Teachers about World Englishes. TESL EJ, 22 (4) http://tesl-ej.org/pdf/ej88/a9.pdf
Graham, K. & Eslami, Z. R. (2019). Attitudes toward EMI in East Asia and the Gulf: ASystematic Review. Language Problems and Language Planning. Vol. 43 (1), 8-31. John Benjamins. Impact Factor: 0.393[130](5-year: 0.537)
Hillman, S., Graham, K.M. & Eslami, Z.R. (2019). Teachers' TranslanguagingIdeologies and Practices at an International Branch Campus in Qatar. English Teaching & Learning, 43 (1), 41-63. Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42321-018-0015-3
Moody, S., Chowdhury, M. & Eslami, Z.R. (2019). Graduate Students' Perceptions ofTranslanguaging. English Teaching & Learning.43 (1), 85-103. Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/s42321-018-0019-z
Galindo, K. B., Eslami, Z. R., & Bashir, H. (2018). Culture's influence on socialnetwork vulnerabilities for ethnic minorities in rural disaster events. Journal of International Humanitarian Action. 3 (17). 1-17https://doi.org/10.1186/s41018-018-0047-2
Garver, R. A., Eslami, Z. R., & Tong, F. (2018). I Believe I Can: Service-Learning toRaise Preservice Teacher's Efficacy with English Learners. The Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal. 18 (2). 23-37
Snow, M., Eslami, Z. R., &* Park, J. (2018). English language learners' writingbehaviours during literacy-enriched block play. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 18(2), 189-213. DOI: 10.1177/1468798416637113
Eslami, Z. R. & Kung. W. T. (2016). Focus-on-form and EFL learners' languagedevelopment in synchronous computer-mediated communication: task-based interactions. The Language Learning Journal. Taylor & Frances, 44 (4), 401-417. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09571736.2016.1227219(Impact per publication 0.627)
Eslami, Z. R., Ribeiro, A., Snow, M. & Wharton, A. (2016). Discourse Practices inAmerican Wedding Invitations. Lodz Papers in Pragmatics. 12 (2).135-152. De Gruyter.
Eslami, Z. R., *Jabbari, N. & Kuo, L. J. (2015). Compliment response behavior onFacebook: A study with Iranian Facebook Users. International Review of Pragmatics, 7, 244-277.
*Chen, W. C. & Eslami, Z. R. (2013). Focus on form in live chats. Educational Technology & Society, 16(1), 147-158.
Eslami. Z. R. (2013). Online communication and students' pragmatic choices in English. Lodz Papers in Pragmatics, 9(1), 71--92. DOI: 10.1515/lpp-2013-0005.
Mirzaei, A. & Eslami, Z. R. (2013). Exploring the variability dynamics of weddinginvitation discourse in Iran. Journal of Pragmatics, 55, 103-118. DOI:10.1016/j.pragma.2013.06.001.
Vaid, J., Rhodes, R., *Tosun, S. & Eslami, Z. R. (2011). Script directionality affectsdepiction of depth in representational drawings. Social Psychology. 42(3), 241-248. DOI: 10.1027/1864-9335/a000068.
Book Chapters
Eslami, Z. R., Graham, K. M., & Bashir, H. (2020). Higher Education in Qatar: amulti-dimensional analysis using the road-mapping framework In S. Dimova & J. Kling (Eds.), Integrating content and language in multilingual universities. (pp. 155-129). Springer.
Graham, K. M., & Eslami, Z. R. (2020). Translanguaging as an act of ethical caring inthe English Medium Instruction classroom. In C. C. Lin & C. Zaccarini (Eds.), Internationalization in Action: Leveraging Diversity and Inclusion in Globalized Classrooms (pp. 9-27). New York: Peter Lang Publishing.
Eslami Z. R., Hill-Jackson, V., Asadi, L. & Kurtes, S. (2019). Telecollaboration amongQatari and U.S. Undergraduates in a Multicultural Course: Opportunities and Obstacles. In H. Reinders, D. Tafazoli, A. Littlejohn, & C. Coombe (Eds.). Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching: The Case of the Middle East and North Africa. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9783030134129
Eslami, Z. R., Jabbari, N. & Kuo L. J (2019). Online Compliments of IranianFacebook Users. In E. Ogiermann & P. Blitvich (Eds.). From Speech Acts to Lay Understandings of Politeness: Multilingual and Multicultural Perspectives (pp. 68-93). Cambridge University Press. www.cambridge.org DOI: 10.1017/9781108182119
Eslami, Z. R., Dini, S. & Abolhosseini, M. (2018). The Use and Analysis of Forms ofAddress in the Works of Iranian/Persian Playwrights. In A. Korangy& C. Miller (Eds.). Trends in Iranian and Persian Linguistics. (pp 135-161). De Gruyter: Mouton ISBN 978-3-11-045346-1
Eslami, Z. R., Reynolds, D., *Sonnenburg-Winkler, S. L., & Crandall, J. A. (2016).Translanguaging for teacher development in Qatari middle school classrooms. Ch. 15. In J. A. Crandall & M. A. Christenson (Eds.) Teacher Education and Professional Development in TESOL: Global Perspectives. (pp.240-255). Routledge/Taylor & Francis & The International Research Foundation for English Language Education. Print ISBN: 9781138190115
Eslami, Z. R., Seawright, L., & *Ribeiro, A. (2016). Attitudes towards English asLingua Franca: University Students in Qatar. In L. Seawright & A. Hodges (Eds.) Language Across Borders: Perspectives on International and Transactional Higher Education. (pp.13 2-149). Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Eslami, Z. R. & *Son, D. (2016). Assessment of literal and inferential comprehension inL2 reading of Korean EFL students: The Effects of Cultural Nativization. In V. Aryadoust & J. Fox (Eds.). The Current Trends in Language Testing in the
Eslami, Z. R., *Wright, K. L. & * Sonnenburg-Winkler, S. (2015). How do Arabic (L1)and English (L2) differ? Evidence from Think-Aloud Protocols. In C. Gitsaki, M. Gobert & H. Demirci (Eds.). Current Issues in Reading, Writing and Visual Literacy. (pp.46-67). Cambridge Scholars Publishing. ISBN (10): 1-4438-8030-2
Other Publications and Presentations
Jabbari, N. & Eslami, Z. R. (2018). Second language learning in the context of massively multiplayer online games: A scoping review. ReCALL, pp. 1-22 DOI: 10.1017/S0958344018000058
Eslami, Z. R., Mirzaei, A. & Dini, S. (2015). The role of asynchronous computer mediated communication in the instruction and development of EFL learners' pragmatic competence. System, 48, 99-111.DOI:10.1016/j.system.2014.09.008

RESEARCH PROJECTS
A Qualitative Discourse Analysis of Narratives on Fatherhood in Qatar
PI. Qatar National Research Fund (Private)
2017-06-01 — 2018-05-31
PESCA:Support for Writing for English Language Learners using Technology-Enhanced Instruction
Co-PI (). TAMU Office of the Vice President for Research - PESCA (State)
2017-05-01 — 2018-04-30
Catapult Round 1 - Exploration of Snook ISD as a CEHD Lab School Project (Funded amount $11,911)
Co-PI (). TAMU College of Education & Human Development (State)
2016-02-01 — 2016-12-31
A Trip to East Asia: STARTALK Summer Programs in Chinese and Korean
Co-PI (). University of Maryland, College Park - DOD National Security Agency (Federal)
2015-04-02 — 2017-02-28
Reconceptualizing the Effect of Bilingual Experience on Language and Literacy Development: A Cross-Linguistic Study with Native English-speaking Children Learning a Second Language ($30,000)
Co-PI (). TAMU College of Education & Human Development - TLAC (State)
2014-09-01 — 2017-08-31
Evaluation of the Accelerate Texas, the Adult Basic Education Innovation Grant Program
Co-PI (). Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (State)
2013-09-01 — 2015-10-31
Mathematics and English Outreach and Enrichment Project
Co-PI. Qatar National Fund (Private)
2012-10-01 — 2015-09-30
Improving Reading Skills in the Middle School Science Classroom
PI. Carnegie Mellon - QNRF (Private)
2012-08-01 — 2015-07-31
Implementing Systematic, Explicit and Multi-sensory Instruction of Arabic and English Literacy Skills in Grade Levels 2 and 3 in Doha Elementary Schools
PI. Qatar University (Private)
2011-10-01 — 2014-09-30
Raising the Achievement of Fourth and Fifth Grade Readers of English in Qatar through Strategies-Based Reading Instruction
PI. Qatar University (Private)
2011-10-01 — 2014-09-30
Linguistic Sexism and Gender Role Stereotyping in Qatari English Learning School Resources
PI. Qatar National Fund (Private)
2009-09-01 — 2012-06-30
Raising the Achievement of Middle School Readers of English, Math, and Science throughReading Strategy Instruction and Professional Development of Teachers
PI. Qatar National Fund (Private)
2009-06-01 — 2012-05-31
Seminar on China: The Place and the People
Co-PI (). US Department of Education (Federal)
2007-04-01 — 2008-03-31
Seminar on Chinese History, Geography, Language and Cultures
Co-PI (). US Department of Education (Federal)
2006-04-01 — 2007-03-31
Searching for Tunes in the Air: Life and Language in the Middle East
Co-PI (). US Department of Education (Federal)
2005-05-01 — 2008-04-30

EDITORSHIPS
Editorial Board Member. Iranian Journal of Society, Culture and Language (2013)
Editorial Board Member. Journal of Linguistics Research (2008)
Editorial Board Member. Lodz Papers in Pragmatics (2015)
Editorial Board Member. Reading Psychology (2015)
LEADERSHIP POSITIONS
Financial officer. Phi Delta Kappa. (2004)
Program Coordinator. ESL. (2010)