Academic Literacy and Linguistics
Phone: +1 (212) 220-8377
Dr. Cheryl Comeau-Kirschner received her Ph.D. in Literacy, Language, and Learning from Fordham University, her Master’s Degree in TESOL (Adult Track) from Hunter College, and her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Journalism from Bernard M. Baruch College. She teaches developmental reading/writing and critical thinking courses to English language learners and native English speakers.
Teaching techniques and learning techniques, Teaching adult learners, Second-Language Acquisition, Second Language Writing, Literacy, Linguistics
- This introductory college level reading course emphasizes improved reading comprehension through the practice of literal, inferential and critical reading skills, vocabulary development, writing, flexible reading rates, and study skills. A variety of materials is used to enrich students??A? basic understanding of reading.
- This advanced reading course is designed to help students master a full range of college-level reading and related skills, including critical comprehension, vocabulary, writing, flexible rates of reading, and study strategies. A variety of college-level materials is used.
- Critical Thinking (Same as CRT 100) is designed to develop the mind and help students learn to think clearly and effectively. Through substantive readings, structured writing assignments and ongoing discussions, students will examine concrete examples from their own experience and readings and contemporary issues in the media to learn how to analyze issues, solve problems, and make informed decisions in their academic, professional, and personal lives.
- This advanced level course emphasizes writing and reading skills; however, oral skills are not neglected. In writing, students focus on introducing, developing, supporting, and organizing their ideas in expository essays as well as in narrative and descriptive writing.
- This intensive writing course for ESL students focuses on basic components of effective writing, including paragraph development and structure, sentence structure, word choice, and content. Students read and respond to a variety of texts and use argumentation, narrative, and description as modes of developing ideas in writing.
- This is a high-intermediate level course that combines listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Narrative and descriptive writing are emphasized and expository writing is introduced.
Research and Projects
- An Innovative Developmental Reading Experiment: Integrated Collaborative Teaching and Thematic Curriculum,NYSTESOL Journal
- Training in the Writing Center: Senior Administrator and Tutor Perspectives on English Language Learner Best Practices,Fordham University Dissertations
- Teacher-Student Dialogue Journaling: A Learning Strategy to Enhance Academic Proficiency,BMCC Inquirer