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Latricia Trites

Professor of TESOL and English

Director, TESOL Programs

Latricia Trites


Ph.D., Applied Linguistics

Northern Arizona University

M.A., Interdisciplinary Studies: Linguistics

Texas Tech University

B.A., English and French

Texas Tech University

Professional Certification

Texas lifetime teacher certification for secondary schools in English, French, Journalism, ESL


Highlighted Publications

Trites, L., and S. Xia, eds. "Special Issue: Advanced Language Learning Issues in Second Language Acquisition." Indian Journal of Applied Linguistics 38.1 (2012).

“Reading to Learn and Reading to Integrate: New Tasks for Reading Comprehension Tests,” with M. McGroarty. Language Testing 22 (2005): 174-210.

“Journals as a Self-Evaluative, Reflective Classroom Tool: A Case Study of Advanced ESL Graduate Students.” Eds. J. Burton and M. Carrell. Journal Writing in ESL (2001): 59-70.

“Small-Group Journals as a Tool of Critical Reflection: A Measure of Success and Failure. Eds. J. Burton, P. Quirke, C. Reichmann, & J. Peyton. Reflective Writing: A Way to Lifelong Teacher Learning, 2010.


Panorama Level 1. Flynn, K., Mackey, D., & Trites, L. with Daniel, D., & Ochoa, A. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.

Panorama Level 2. Flynn, K., Mackey, D., & Trites, L. with Daniel, D., Holland, J., Kisslinger, E., & Tzoytzoyrakos, A. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.

Panorama Level 3. Flynn, K., & Trites, L. with Daniel, D., Kisslinger, E., Pollock, R., & Tzoytzoyrakos, A. (2006). New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.

Areas of Specialization


Reading Comprehension

TESOL Methodology and Curriculum Design

Journal Writing

Online Teaching


Director, TESOL Programs

Academic Council, Secretary & Graduate Studies Subcommittee

Chair, College of Humanities and Fine Arts Academic Planning and Curriculum Committee

Courses Taught
(Italics indicate frequently taught.)

ENG 310/618 Introduction to English Linguistics/Introduction to Applied Linguistics
TSL 331 ESL Methods, Grades P-5
TSL 332 ESL Methods, Grades 5-12
TSL 410 ESL Assessment, Placement, and Advocacy
TSL 600 Methods and Materials for Teaching ESL/EFL
TSL 609 Foundations of Second Language Acquisition
TSL 610 Applied Linguistics and Professional Practices
TSL 615 Course & Syllabus Design in ESL/EFL
TSL 623 Testing & Evaluation in Second Language Teaching

TSL 634 Language and Culture
TSL 653 Integrated ESL/EFL Skills Seminar
TSL 680 Practicum
TSL 690 Internship

Awards and Distinctions

Fulbright Scholarship, Yilan, Taiwan, 2008-09

Sandra Flynn MSU International Student Professor of the Year Award, 2004-05

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL)

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
  Awards Committee Member, 2010-2012

Kentucky Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (KYTESOL)
  President, KYTESOL Board: 2012-Present

National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)
  Specialized Professional Association (SPA) Evaluator, Lead Reviewer, & Auditor: 2010-Present


Dr. Latricia Trites 

7C-7 Faculty Hall

Murray State University

Murray KY 42071-3341




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