English Language Institute

Betsy Davis

  • Instructor

Education & Training

  • M.Ed. Cognition and Instruction, University of Delaware
  • M.A. Linguistics with a Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, University of Pittsburgh
  • B.A.  English Literature, University of Akron

ESL and Teaching Interests

  • Grammar, vocabulary learning, and reading

Presentations and Publications

  • 2017 "Enriching Vocabulary Learning through the Involvement Load Hypothesis" co-presenter, TESOL International Convention and English Language Expo
  • 2015. Academic Vocabulary Building in English, Vol. 1 & 2, (co-author). University of Michigan Press.
  • 1997. Journeys: Writing 2, (co-author). Prentice Hall Regents.
  • 1986. Words for Students of English (co-author). University of Michigan Press.

Professional Memberships

  • TESOL International Association
  • Three Rivers TESOL

Overseas Experience

  • Chile, Spain


  • Spanish, French

Personal Interests

  • Folk dancing, singing, working with my hands (sewing, knitting, drawing, painting)