Indiana University

The Department of Second Language Studies

Megan Hansen Connolly

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Lecturer of ESL

mmhansen@indiana.edu
(812) 855-7951
Ballantine Hall 723

Research Interests

  • Second language reading and writing
  • English for academic purposes
  • Second language pedagogy
  • Second language curriculum design

Education

Graduate Certificate, TESOL, University of Missouri, 2021
M.A., English, Boston College, 2010
B.A., English, concentration in Rhetoric and Composition, Westmont College, 2007

Grants and Awards

  • Course Materials Transformation Fellowship, 2021
  • Online Course Development Grant, 2020
  • Summer Writing-Teaching Grant, 2019
  • Trustee’s Teaching Award, 2018
  • Summer Instructional Development Fellowship, 2018

Selected Publications and Presentations

  • Connolly, M.H. (2021). Designing creative writing activities for the ESL classroom. Workshop presented at TESOL International Convention and Expo (online).
  • Connolly, M.H. & Connolly, J. (2021). Recalibrating how we choose texts in the ESL classroom. Talk presented at TESOL International Convention and Expo (online).
  • Connolly, M.H. (2020). L2 active learning online. Dialogue conducted at INTESOL (Indiana Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) (online).
  • Connolly, M.H. (2020). Designing creative writing activities for the ESL classroom. TESOL Connections. Retrieved from http://newsmanager.commpartners.com/ tesolc/print/2020-09-01/3.html
  • Connolly, M.H. & Connolly, J. (2018). Best practices for assessing L2 writing. Dialogue discussion conducted at INTESOL (Indiana Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages), Indianapolis Marriott East, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Friedman, D. & Connolly, M.H. (2017). Aligning plagiarism practice and policy in an intertextual world. Dialogue presentation at TESOL International Convention and Expo, Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA.
  • Burghardt, B. & Connolly, M.H. (2017). Pushing the limits of L2 literacy: Research skills in the L2 classroom. In T. Stewart (Ed.). Voices from the TESOL Classroom: Higher Education. TESOL International.
  • Connolly, M.H. (2016). Can you clarify? Providing feedback in the L2 writing classroom. Paper presented to INTESOL (Indiana Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages), Indianapolis Marriott East, Indianapolis, IN.

The learning of second and foreign languages is a rich and fascinating process involving linguistic, psychological, cultural, and social dimensions. The Indiana University Department of Second Language Studies is dedicated to teaching and research on the structure, acquisition, and use of nonnative language in both instructed and contact contexts.