Staff Spotlight

Meet Rita Simpson-Vlach, Educational Materials Developer

January 10, 2019

Michigan Language Assessment will soon offer a more robust set of educational materials. Rita Simpson-Vlach joined Michigan Language Assessment as the educational materials developer in the fall of 2018. She’ll support teachers and test centers by developing new educational resources that include test preparation materials and classroom activities for skill-specific development.

Rita Simpson-Vlach
Rita Simpson-Vlach

Developing teaching materials taps into my creative process as a teacher, a writer, and a language expert.

Rita is an experienced EFL and ESL teacher. She earned her PhD in linguistics from the University of Michigan, holds a K–12 teaching credential, and she’s worked with learners of all ability levels and ages in both the United States and abroad. Rita has experience training teachers and she has taught in a graduate-level teacher preparation program (MA TESOL), as well as designed and conducted teacher training seminars, workshops, and in-service professional development courses for EFL and ESL teachers.

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