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Florin Mihai

Florin Mihai, Ph.D.

  • Director of TEFL Undergraduate Certificate
  • Associate Professor
  • Florin.Mihai@ucf.edu
  • 407-823-2472
  • Office Hours: Tues1-4; Wed. 2:30-4:30 (Please email me before setting up an appointment. Thanks!)
  • Campus Location: CNH538

Education

  • Ph.D. in Multilingual Multicultural Education from Florida State University (2003)
  • M.S. in Multilingual Multicultural Education from Florida State University (1997)
  • B.A. in English Language and Lit./Romanian Language and Lit. from Al.I.Cuza University, Iasi, Romania (1992)

Research Interests

Language and Content-Area Assessment for English Language Learners, Grammar Instruction, Pre- and In-service Teacher Education, Curriculum Development in Global Contexts.

Selected Publications

Books

Articles/Essays

  • Rosa-Lugo, L. I., Mihai, F. M., & Nutta, J. W. (2017). Preparation of speech-language pathologists to work With English learners (ELs): Incorporating interprofessional education (IPE) and interprofessional collaborative practice (IPP) competencies. Perspectives of the ASHA SIGs, 2 (SIG 14 Cultural and Linguistic Diversity), 103–121. doi: 10.1044/persp2.SIG14.103
  • Coker, C., & Mihai, F.M. (2017). Personality traits and second language acquisition: The influence of the Enneagram on adult ESOL students. TESOL Journal, 8(2), 432-449. doi:10.1002/tesj.281
  • Mihai, F.M., & Pappamihiel, N.E. (2014). Accommodations and English Learners:Inconsistencies in policies and practice. The Tapestry Journal: An International Multidisciplinary Journal on English Language Learner Education, 6(2), 1-9.
  • Johnson, K., Lewis, R., & Mihai, F.M. (September, 2013). Saudi women in ESL classrooms in the United States: Challenges and solutions. TESOL Intensive English Program Interest Section (IEPIS) Newsletter.
  • Mihai, F.M. (2009). To teach or not to teach culture in English language classes: Benefits, challenges, and pedagogical considerations. Analele stiintifice ale Universitatii "Al.I.Cuza" din Iasi. Serie noua. Limbi si literaturi straine (Al.I Cuza Scientific Annals. New series. Foreign Languages and Literatures), XII, 267-278.
  • Mihai, F.M., Pappamihiel, N.E., & McNulty, C.P.(2008). Helping ELLs negotiate the text of large-scale assessments. Focus on Inclusive Education, 6(2), 1-6.
  • Jernigan, J., & Mihai, F.M. (2008). Error treatment preferences of adult intensive English program students: Does proficiency matter? CATESOL Journal, 20(1), 110-123.
  • Mihai, F.M. (2008). A global curriculum for English language teaching: Distant prospect or palpable reality? In L. Andrei-Cocarta & S. Chiper (Eds.), 1st Language for Specific Purposes International Conference: Vol.1. Cultural and linguistic diversity in a world of global pluralism (pp. 37-51). Iasi, Romania: Timpul.
  • Mihai, F.M. (2008) Do English as a second language (ESL) learners really want to be corrected? Student perceptions before and after a systematic direct correction activity.. Analele stiintifice ale Universitatii "Al.I.Cuza" din Iasi. Serie noua. Limbi si literaturi straine (Al.I Cuza Scientific Annals. New series. Foreign Languages and Literatures), XI, 245-253.
  • Pappamihiel, N.E., Nishimata, T., & Mihai, F.M. (2008). Timed writing and adult ESL learners: An investigation of first language use in invention strategies. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 51(5), 386-394.
  • Mihai, F. M. (2007). Corrective feedback in the context of focus-on-form English language instruction: Definition, typology, preferences, and effectiveness. Analele stiintifice ale Universitatii "Al.I.Cuza" din Iasi. Serie noua. Limbi si literaturi straine (Al.I Cuza Scientific Annals. New series. Foreign Languages and Literatures), X, 265-276.
  • Mihai, F.M., & Bodur, Y. (2006). Assessing the effect of professional development on teaching reading to Limited English Proficient (LEP) students: A study of K-12 Florida teachers.Florida Association of Teacher Educators Journal, 1(6), 101-115.
  • Mihai, F.M. (2006). Second language acquisition theories in the context of foreign language teaching in Romania: A historical perspective. Analele stiintifice ale Universitatii "Al.I.Cuza" din Iasi. Serie noua. Limbi si literaturi straine (Al.I Cuza Scientific Annals. New series. Foreign Languages and Literatures), VIII-IX, 441-452.
  • Pappamihiel, N.E. & Mihai, F.M. (2006). Assessing English language learners' content knowledge in middle school classrooms. Middle School Journal, 38 (1), 34-43 .
  • Mihai, F.M. (2005).The teaching and learning of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in Romania after 1989: A comprehensive analysis. Analele stiintifice ale Universitatii "Al.I.Cuza" din Iasi. Serie noua. Limbi si literaturi straine (Al.I Cuza Scientific Annals. New series. Foreign Languages and Literatures), VI-VII, 214-236.

Book Sections/Chapters

Book Reviews

  • Mihai, F.M., & Peker, H. (2016, January 13). [Review of the book Getting to know ourselves and others through the ABCs: A journey toward intercultural understanding]. Teachers College Record. Retrieved from http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19327.

Courses

No courses found for Spring 2019.

No courses found for Fall 2018.

No courses found for Summer 2018.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
18848 TSL5325 ESOL Strategies Rdce Time W 6:00PM - 8:50PM Not Online
No Description Available
11264 TSL6250 Applied Linguistics in ESOL Rdce Time W 6:00PM - 8:50PM Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
80774 TSL6350 Grammar for ESOL Teachers Rdce Time Tu 6:00PM - 8:50PM Not Online
No Description Available
91000 TSL6640 Research in Second Language Rdce Time W 6:00PM - 8:50PM Not Online
No Description Available

No courses found for Summer 2017.

Updated: Jan 8, 2018

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