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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: Tuesday and Wednesday 2pm-5pm
  • 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

  • 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

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.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
11015 TSL5325 ESOL Strategies Face2Face W 6:00PM - 8:50PM Not Online
No Description Available
20331 TSL6643 Diachronic Analysis Sla Rdce Time M 6:00PM - 8:50PM Not Online
No Description Available

No courses found for Fall 2016.

Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
50610 TSL4240 Issues in Second Lang Acquis Web C Web Not Online
No Description Available
50611 TSL4240 Issues in Second Lang Acquis Web C Web Not Online
No Description Available
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