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Beth Ontrop

Faculty, English Language Services

Mies (Main) Campus Office: 

3424 South State Street TS 2035

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M.A, Linguistics with a concentration in TESOL
B.A, Corporate/Organizational Communication


PESL 021 - Listening Enhancement I
PESL 022 - Listening Enhancement II
PESL 032 - Reading and Vocabulary Development II
PESL 040 - Fundamentals of Academic Writing
PESL 042 - Academic Writing II
PESL 061 - Effective Communication I
PESL 063 - Effective Communication II
IEP 071 - Introduction to U.S. Culture for IEP
IEP 043 - IEP Reading and Writing Level 3



English as a Second Language Instructor, English Language Services, School of Applied Technology Illinois Institute of Technology

August 2012 -July 2013 English Language Fellow, U.S. Department of State and Georgetown University
June 2010-July 2013

English Language Instructor, Samsung Human Resources Development Center

January 2009-May 2010

Graduate Assistant Writing Tutor, English Language Program, Northeastern Illinois University

January 2010-May 2010

Teacher’s Assistant, English 375: The Essentials of Peer Tutoring, Northeastern Illinois University

August 2009-December 2009

Instructor, English 112: English Language Workshop, English Language Program, Northeastern Illinois University

January 2004-September 2004

Indendent English Language Tutor, Spain


IL TESOL/Bilingual Education Professional Development Award (February 2010)


June 2009 to Present

TESOL International, Inc.

June 2009 to Present

Illinois TESOL and Bilingual Education

Professional Presentations 

January 2013  “Using Values Clarification Activities in Communicative Language Teaching to Discuss Sexism” Moroccan Association of Teachers of English 33rd Annual Conference; Marrakech, Morocco 
January 2013 “A Model in Discussing Moral Issues in a CLT (Communicative Language Teaching) Environment” American Language Corner Conference; Amman, Jordan 
January 2013 “Learners as Individuals” United States Embassy Access Enrichment Program; Amman, Jordan 
January 2013 “Summer Camp” United Stated Embassy Access Enrichment Program; Amman, Jordan 
June 2010 “A Preliminary Analysis of Mandan Motion Verbs and Narrative Structure” 30th Annual Siouan and Caddoan Languages Conference and Workshop on Comparative Syntax; Chicago, IL 
March 2010 “Educational Background and Error Correction Analysis of ESL Writing” at TESOL International Graduate Student Forum; Boston, MA

Community Service 

January 2017 to Present

Logan Square Neighborhood Association

November 2015 to May 2016

Illinois Institute of Technology Alternative Spring Break (Habitat for Humanity) Faculty Advisor

Professional Development 

March 2017 TESOL 2017 International Convention and English Language Expo – The World Comes Together at TESOL

February 2017

ITBE 2017 Convention - Meeting the Challenge

April 2016

TESOL International Convention and English Language Expo – Reflecting Forward

February 2016

ITBE 2016 Convention: Expanding Horizons

March 2015

TESOL International Convention and English Language Expo – Crossing Borders Building Bridges

February 2015

ITBE 2015 Convention