English Language Institute

Dawn E. McCormick

  • Associate Director
  • Instructor

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Applied Linguistics
  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language
  • Three Rivers TESOL Association


Fundraising and Writing Grant Proposals

  • TESOL Convention 2012, March, Philadelphia, PA 
  • TESOL Convention 2011, March, New Orleans, LA
  • TESOL Convention 2010, March, Boston, MA
  • TESOL Convention 2009, March, Denver, CO
  • TESOL Convention 2008, April, New York, NY
  • TESOL Convention 2007, March, Seattle, WA

An elective offered by the TESOL Leadership Development Certificate Program

Recent Conference Papers

  • Three Rivers TESOL 2011, November, Pittsburgh, PA
    Paper presented: Vocabulary for Depth
    Authors: Betsy Davis & Dawn E McCormick
  • AAAL 2009, March, Denver, CO
    Paper presented: To Err is Human, to Self-correct Divine: Examining Classroom Recorded Speaking Activity Data to Support ESL Self-correction as Noticing
    Authors: Dawn E McCormick & Mary Lou Vercellotti
  • AAAL 2007, April, Costa Mesa, CA
    Paper presented: Self-correction and fluency in ESL speaking development
    Colloquium: CALL contributions to SLA
    Authors: Nel de Jong, Dawn E. McCormick, M. Christine O’Neill, & Claire Bradin Siskin
  • TESOL Convention 2007, March, Seattle, WA
    Paper presented: Conducting research within intensive English programs
    Authors: Dawn E. McCormick, Alan Juffs, M. C. O’Neill, Dorolyn Smith, & Lois Wilson
  • CALICO Conference, May 17-20, 2006, Honolulu, HI
    Paper presented: Serving three mistresses in CALL: Students, instructors, and researchers
    Authors: D. E. McCormick, M. C. O’Neill, & C. B. Siskin

Education & Training

  • Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh
  • M. Ed./TESOL Certificate University of Pittsburgh
  • B.A. Grove City College

Representative Publications

  • McCormick, D. E., & Vercellotti, M.L. (forthcoming). Examinining theImpact of Self-correction Notes on Grammatical Accuracy in Speaking. TESOL Quarterly.
  • McCormick, D. E. (September, 2009).  Review of "Discourse in content and language integrated learning (CLIL) classrooms," Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 31 (3).
  • McCormick, D. E., Menasche, L., Smith Slaathaug, M., & Yogman, J. L. (2004). Words for students of English: A vocabulary series for ESL (Volume 8 Advanced Level). Ann Arbor: Michigan University Press.
  • McCormick, D. E., & McLaughlin, S. (2000). The context of ESL computer literacy: Participants, technology, language, and content. Mosaic, 7(4), 17-21.
  • McCormick, D. E., & Donato, R. (2000). Teacher questions as scaffolded assistance in an ESL classroom. In J. K. Hall & L. S. Verplatse (Eds.), The Development of Second and Foreign Language Learning through Classroom Interaction. LEA.
  • Forman, E. A., McCormick, D. E., & Donato, R. (1998). Learning what counts as mathematical explanation: Linguistics and Education, 9 (4), 313-339.
  • Antonek, J. L, McCormick, D. E., & Donato, R. (Spring, 1997). The student-teacher portfolio as autobiography: Developing a professional identity. The Modern Language Journal, 81 (1), 15-27.
  • Forman, E. A., & McCormick, D. E. (May, 1995). Discourse analysis: A sociocultural perspective. Remedial and Special Education, 16(3), 150-158.
  • Donato, R., & McCormick, D. E. (Winter, 1994). A sociocultural perspective on language learning strategies: The role of mediation. The Modern Language Journal, 78 (4), 453-464.

Research Interests

  • Classroom discourse, Teacher questions, Student self-correction