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Keith S. Folse

Keith S. Folse, Ph.D.


Dr. Folse has taught ESL / EFL for more than 35 years in the US, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Kuwait, and Japan. He has written 55 books on vocabulary, reading, speaking, writing, grammar, and listening, including the popular Great Writing series (Heinle Cengage). He has won many teaching and research awards. He teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses at UCF, including a course on research on vocabulary acquisition in UCF's PhD in TESOL program. He is a frequent presenter at conferences and institutions worldwide, with his most recent international presentations being in Spain (June 2015) and Argentina (July 2015).

Education

  • Ph.D. in TESOL, Second Language Acquisition & Instructional Technology from University of South Florida (1999)
  • M.A. in TESOL; Thesis:Lexical Variation in Nicaragua/Honduras/ElSalvador from University of Southern Mississippi (1980)
  • B.A. in English with Emphasis in TESOL from University of Southern Mississippi (1978)

Research Interests


Second language vocabulary acquisition; ESL grammar; teacher training; best teaching practices.

Recent Research Activities

Developing books on:

  • Teaching English overseas (EFL)
  • revision of Clear Grammar series (four books, University of Michigan Press)
  • Grammar Myths (University of Michigan Press
  • dictionary book (Oxford University Press)

Selected Publications

Books

Awards

  • University Excellence in Graduate Teaching (2004)
  • In-House Research Grant (2004-2005)
  • College Distinguished Researcher Award (2005)
  • Teaching Incentive Program Award (2004, 2009)
  • Research Incentive Award (RIA) (2004, 2009)
  • Scholarship of Teaching & Learning (SoTL) (2004, 2009)
  • International TESOL Excellence in Teaching Heinle Award (2007)
  • College Excellece in Graduate Teaching (2007)
  • Academic Sabbatical (2007-2008)

Courses

No courses found for Spring 2018.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
81557 TSL3346 English As an Int Language Face2Face Tu,Th 1:30PM - 2:45PM Not Online
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81775 TSL3346 English As an Int Language Face2Face Tu,Th 12:00PM - 1:15PM Not Online
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Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
51063 TSL5601 Second Lang Vocab Learning Web C Web Not Online
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Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
11321 TSL3346 English As an Int Language Face2Face Tu,Th 1:30PM - 2:45PM Not Online
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Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
81709 TSL3346 English As an Int Language Face2Face Tu,Th 1:30PM - 2:45PM Not Online
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80834 TSL6350 Grammar for ESOL Teachers Face2Face Tu 6:00PM - 8:50PM Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
61102 TSL5601 Second Lang Vocab Learning Web C Web Not Online
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