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Linguistica Consulting offers expertise in all aspects of English as a second language (ESL), English as a foreign language (EFL) and English for specific purposes (ESP), including needs analyses, methodology, curriculum development, materials preparation, assessment, program evaluation and teacher training; we also have experience in conducting research on topics related to health literacy and scientific/medical writing.

Linguistica Consulting has:
  • Designed and delivered professional development workshops for academic and adult ESL teachers
  • Consulted on a civics-education project for adult ESL learners
  • Written, reviewed and edited materials for an adult ESL health literacy project
  • Performed needs analyses of and developed curricular materials for courses designed for pre-service ESL nurses and electricians
  • Rewritten existing texts and activities to make them more suitable for an ESL audience, including constructing appropriate comprehension and vocabulary items, revising reading passages to meet a given Flesch-Kincaid grade level and inserting cultural information
  • Assisted with the implementation of an ESP track within a Master's-level English program and a Master's-level TESL program
  • Critiqued language assessment software
  • Developed online courses for a Master's-level teacher-training program
  • Reviewed consumer health information produced for low-literacy and ESL populations
  • Consulted on a multimedia consumer-health product
  • Assessed research on consumer health writing
  • Revised the content and wording of an instrument designed to collect background information on adult ESL learners
  • Created TOEFL-preparation materials for an ESL publisher
Some of our past and current clients include:
  • Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, NC
  • Executive Language Training, Lincolnshire, IL
  • National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD
  • National Marrow Donor Program, Minneapolis, MN
  • Pearson Achievement Solutions, Chicago, IL
  • Heinle and Heinle/Thomson ELT, Boston, MA
  • University of North Carolina-Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

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