UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

Douglas Margolis
Doug Margolis

Doug Margolis

Assistant Professor

English
Office: 266 Kleinpell Fine Arts
Phone: 715-425-3754

Email: douglas.margolis@uwrf.edu

Education:

 

Ph. D. Second Language Acquisition, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, 2007. Dissertation: “Impacts of Oral Error Feedback in Korean University EFL Classrooms.”

 M. Ed. TESOL / Ed. Tech., University of Southern Queensland, Australia, 2002.

   M.A.  Political Science, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, 1992.
  
A.B. Selected Studies, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, 1986.

Certification 

TESOL Leadership Development Certificate, TESOL, Inc., 2011.

Korean Language Certificate, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2005.

Teaching English as a Foreign Language, The English Language Centre, London, 1998.

FCC Radio Operator License, KTUH Radio, Honolulu, 1991.

 

Courses Taught

Introduction to Language and Linguistics

Theory and Methodology of TESOL

Acquisition of Language

Educational Linguistics

Phonetics and Phonology

Assessment and Testing in TESOL

Language and Culture

Special Topics in TESOL

Research Interests

Oral error feedback, second language acquisition, pronunciation in language teaching, learner strategies, and assessing language acquisition and proficiency

Publications

Douglas Margolis, "Handling Oral Error Feedback in Language Classrooms." MinneWITESOL Journal, 27, (2010), 4-17.

Douglas Margolis. “Teaching implications of Korean tertiary student use of compensation strategies,” English Teaching, 58, (2003), 177-199.         

Douglas Margolis. “Compensation strategies of Korean college students. Korea
TESOL Journal,
(2001), 37-56.

 

Douglas Margolis. “Korean students' compensation strategies observed during
interview exams. PAC Journal , 1 (2001), 163-174.

 

David D. I. Kim, and Douglas Margolis. “Korean student exposure to English listening and speaking: Instruction, multimedia, travel experience and motivation.” The Korea TESOL Journal, 3 (2000), 29-54.

Conference Proceeding Papers

Douglas Margolis. “Differences between low and intermediate level students in compensation strategy use.” KOTESOL Proceedings 2001, (2002), 15-29.

Douglas Margolis and David D. I. Kim. Korean Exposure to Spoken English:  Learner Analysis for Instructional Design. KOTESOL Proceedings 2000, Casting the Net: Diversity in Language and Learning, (2001), 33-45.

Douglas Margolis. Learning strategies for English acquisition in Korea. KOTESOL Proceedings 2000, Casting the Net: Diversity in Language and Learning(2001), 137-143.

 

David D. I. Kim and Douglas Margolis. Teaching English pronunciation to Koreans: Development of an English pronunciation test--EPT. KOTESOL Proceedings PAC2, 1999 The Second Pan Asian Conference, (2000), 89-112.

Non-refereed Articles

Douglas Margolis. “Teaching pronunciation.” The English Connection, 12, 3 (2008) 28-29.

Douglas Margolis. “Vocabulary knowledge and skill.”  The English Connection, 12, 2 (2008) 16-17.

Douglas Margolis. “Implementing extensive reading.” The English Connection, 12, 1 (2008) 18-19.

Douglas Margolis. “Making grammar less difficult.” The English Connection, 11, 4 (2007) 28-29.

David Ellis and Douglas Margolis. “Assessing student writing.” The English Connection,9, 2, (2005) 20-21.

Douglas Margolis. “Developing worthwhile achievement tests, part 3: Reliability analysis.” The English Connection, 9, 1 (2005) 34-35.

Douglas Margolis. “Developing achievement tests, part 2: Item analysis.” The English Connection, 8, 4(2004) 34-35.

Douglas Margolis. “Developing worthwhile achievement tests, part 1.” The English Connection, 8, 3 (2004) 36-37.

Douglas Margolis. “Correcting oral errors.” The English Connection, 8, 2 (2004) 10-11.

 

Monographs

Douglas Margolis. Impacts of Oral Error Feedback in Korean University EFL Classrooms, ProQuest Publication No. AAT 3288121, ISBN: 9780549320180. (2007) 199 pp.

Douglas Margolis and H. Gene Edgerton. English Management Conversation Textbook, Seoul: Song-Am Girls’ Information Industrial High School.(1998) 48 pp.

Douglas Margolis and H. Gene Edgerton. Kookmin University’s English Coach, Seoul: Kookmin University (1997) 47 pp.

Conference Presentations

Douglas Margolis and Barbara Beers, "What's Up With That? Suprasegmental Extremes," presented at the International TESOL Conference in Boston, March 25, 2010.

Douglas Margolis, "Handling Oral Errors in the Language Classroom," presented at the annual conference of MinneTESOL in Minneapolis, Nov. 7, 2009.

Colleen Meyers, Douglas Margolis, and Barbara Beers. “Investigating Korean rise intonation in international teaching assistant discourse,” presented at the Inaugural conference on Pronunciation in Second Language Learning and Teaching in Ames, IA: Sept 18-19, 2009.

 

Douglas Margolis. “New choices for oral error feedback,” presented at the MinneTESOL Teacher Educators’ Interest Section Spring Meeting in St. Paul, MN: May 16, 2009.

 

Douglas Margolis. “Imagined terrain: Relevance of error feedback research to classroom practice,” presented at the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Annual Conference, Denver, CO: March 24, 2009.

Kristin Powell and Douglas Margolis. “Intonation assessment & instruction,” presented at the MinneTESOL Conference in Minneapolis, MN: Nov. 8, 2008.

Douglas Margolis. “Error feedback impacts observed in Korean university EFL classrooms,” presented at the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Annual Conference, Costa Mesa, CA: April 23, 2007.

 

Douglas Margolis. “Error feedback lessons from a semester observing Korean university EFL classrooms,” presented at the Applied Linguistics Association of Korea (ALAK) Annual Conference, Seoul, Korea: October 28, 2006.

 

Douglas Margolis. “Attributes of oral error feedback,” presented at the Korean Association of Teachers of English (KATE) Annual Conference, Seoul, Korea: June 23, 2006.

Douglas Margolis. “Improving interaction in task-based teaching,” presented at the Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT) Conference, Leuven, Belgium: September 22, 2005.

Douglas Margolis and David D.I. Kim. “Conducting research in the Asian context,” presented at the Fourth Pacific Asian Conference (PAC 4), Taipei, Taiwan: Nov. 9, 2002.

Douglas Margolis. “Bursting boundaries: Identity& culture in language teaching,” presented at the Fourth Pacific Asian Conference (PAC 4), Taipei, Taiwan: Nov. 8, 2002.

 

Douglas Margolis. “Strategies for motivating students,” presented at the Korea Teachers of English to Speakers of Other languages (KOTESOL) Annual Conference, Seoul, Korea: Oct. 5, 2002.

 

Douglas Margolis. “Guessing and second language acquisition,” presented at Korea Association of Teachers of English (KATE) Conference, Pusan, Korea: July 4, 2002.

 

Douglas Margolis. "Compensation strategies during oral exams," presented at the Third Pacific Asian Conference (PAC3), Kitakyushu, Japan: Nov. 23, 2001.

Douglas Margolis. "Pronunciation assessment," presented at Korea Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (KOTESOL) Annual Conference, Seoul, Korea: Sept. 30, 2000.

Douglas Margolis and Youngsoo Chung. “Reading Skills! Not Memorizing,” Korea Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (KOTESOL) Spring Conference, Seoul, Korea: March 18, 2000.

David D.I. Kim and Douglas Margolis. “Pronunciation assessment research,” presented at the Second Pacific Asian Conference (PAC2), Seoul, Korea: Oct. 2, 1999.

Professional Associations

American Association of Applied Linguists

Korea TESOL

 

Minnesota TESOL

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, .

Awards and Honors

2006 Korea TESOL Service Award

2006   Language Learning Dissertation Grant

2005   University of Hawaii Graduate Division Travel Award

2002   KOTESOL Research Scholarship

1990 Pacific-Asian Scholarship, University of Hawaii

1985-86 Abraham L. Mailman Scholar, Syracuse University

1985   Honorable Mention, Peter Nagoe Prize for fiction, Syracuse University

1985   Soling Windfall II prize for creativity, Syracuse University