John Hitz, Ph.D.
I have always been fascinated by languages and language learning. I majored in English and German at Indiana University, and received an M.S. in Teaching English as a Second Language from Georgia State University in 1998. For the next six years, I taught English in Ankara and Istanbul, Turkey, where I also taught myself Turkish. In 2012, I received my Ph.D. in English with a concentration on Second Language Studies and Linguistics from Purdue University. My research focuses on the influence of a first language on learning a second language, as well as the psycholinguistics of second language learning.
ENG 1213: English Composition and Research
ENG 1223: English Composition and Research for Internationals
ENG 3063: Introduction to Grammar
ENG 4283/5283: English Grammar and Usage
ENG 4323/5323: History of the English Language
ENG 4343/5343: Linguistics
ENG 5413: TESL Grammar
ENG 5830: Portfolio in TESL
ENG 5900: TESL Practicum
Physical Office location: In Fall 2021 I will not hold in-person office hours, but will schedule face-to-face meetings to accommodate students with special needs in my office, Liberal Arts North 103F.
Virtual Office Hours Mon. 1:00-3:00 PM; Thurs. 3:00-4:00 PM; Fri., 10 AM-12 PM (via Zoom and e-mail)
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