2007 CREATE Conference

Academic Language and Content:
A Focus on English Language Learners in the Middle School

Speaker Biography

MARY J. SCHLEPPEGRELL (Ph.D., Georgetown University, 1989) is a Professor of Education at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Her past professional experience includes teaching in grades K-6, master teacher in teacher education program, teaching at the university level in Egypt, and work as a language and training specialist. Her university experience includes teaching courses in linguistics in education as well as on second language development. She is currently the coordinator and advisor for a new School of Education Master’s degree in English Language Learning with a focus on students for whose English is a second language. She draws on the framework of systemic functional linguistics to link meaning and language structure in ways that illuminate issues in education and, as an example, is her work with the California History Project. Her current research projects include work on the language of mathematics and a volume on language in school subjects for secondary teachers. Her publications include books, articles, and book chapters on grammar, linguistic challenges, challenges of academic language, integration of language and content, and second language writing.


Dr. Schleppegrell presented Learning History, Learning Academic Language at the 2007 CREATE Conference.


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