Elizabeth Holloway, MA-TESOL Elizabeth Holloway

Instructor of English as a Second Language
(660) 831-4174
Ferguson Center 213
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Expertise: Second Language Acquisition, Second Language Reading and English Grammar, and ESL Curriculum Development.

Teaches: English as a Second Language.

Elizabeth "Liz" Holloway has an MA in TESOL Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA. She has been teaching college-level English as a Second Language since 2001.

She formerly served as an Assistant Professor and ESOL Coordinator at Kansas City Kansas Community College, Wyandotte County, KS. Before moving to Kansas City, she taught for five years at The ESL Institute at the University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. She has also been an ESL instructor at Lehigh Carbon Community College in Schnecksville, PA and Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, IA.

Liz has been a member of the International TESOL organization since she was in graduate school and a member of Mid America TESOL since 2011. She has served on the MIDTESOL board since Fall 2015.

Her scholarly interests center around issues of Second Language Acquisition, second language reading and English grammar, and ESL curriculum development. She has made professional presentations on related topics at both the TESOL International Language EXPO and at MIDTESOL annual conferences.

In 2014, she was a recipient of the John and Suanne Roueche Excellence Award, an award given in recognition of the tradition of excellence in community college teaching and leadership. In accepting the award, she stated:

"To succeed in teaching ESOL, I must believe in the fundamental value and dignity of every student. I strive to accept each one's cultural and personal uniqueness and see the strengths behind their weaknesses to help them achieve their goals."