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Tom Carlson

Tom Carlson
  • Senior Lecturer
  • Languages
  • Intensive English Program

Tom studied Linguistics and History in Stuttgart, Germany, after graduating with a Linguistics and German honors B.A, from Augsburg College, in Minneapolis. After completing his M.A. in TESL from the U of Minnesota, Tom worked in Stuttgart for another 15 years as Director of Studies for a professional language school. Upon returning to the US in 2012, Tom began teaching in the Intensive English Program at UW - Eau Claire, and has since taught TEFL/TESOL courses in Second-Language Acquisition and ESL Assessment, as well as courses in Business English and Beginning German. Tom's specialties within the Intensive English Program include pronunciation and study skills.

Teaching Interests
  • Pronunciation and language structure
  • Learning Strategies and individual differences
  • Language assessment
  • English for Specific Purposes (Academic, business, etc.)
Research and Creative Activities
  • Second Language Acquisition (SLA)
  • Individual differences
  • Motivation
  • Language assessment
  • Phonology
  • Accents and dialects
  • Language change
  • B.A. from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN in Linguistics and German
  • Vordiplom in Linguistics from Universität Stuttgart, Germany
  • M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language from the University of Minnesota
Professional Memberships
  • WITESOL (Wisconsin Teachers of English as a Second Language)
  • MinneTESOL
  • TESOL International