Julia Salehzadeh

Associate Director
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
English as a Second Language

College Hall 435A
Phone: 412.396.5734


B.A., German Literature, University of Wisconsin
M.A., Applied Linguistics, University of Wisconsin

Comprehensive Academic Preparation (CAP 1): Academic Listening and Vocabulary in Context
Graduate Academic Discourse
Advanced Writing
Intermediate Writing


2016 -Teaching notetaking strategies across levels: practical approaches. Co presented TESOL Baltimore, MD 

2015 -Lecture comprehension and note taking challenges for 2015 and beyond. TESOL Toronto, ON 

2015 -Teaching students to become active, independent vocabulary learners. TESOL Toronto, ON 

2013 -Exploring placement test options. Co-presented at NAFSA Pittsburgh, PA 

2007 -Strategies for academic listening. TESOL Seattle, WA 

2006 -Data commentaries in conference English. TESOL, Tampa, FL

2005 -Developing CALP strategies for lecture comprehension. TESOL Bilingualism Interest Group Meeting, Tokyo, Japan 

2000 -Challenges in developing a video-format listening test. TESOL Vancouver, BC


Salehzadeh, J. (forthcoming) Academic Listening Strategies: A Guide to Understanding Lectures (2ndEd.) Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press

Salehzadeh, J. (2010). Developing a Corpus-Informed Approach for Teaching Academic Listening. In Teaching Listening: Voices from the Field. (N. Ashcraft and A. Tran, Eds.). Alexandria, VA: TESOL.

Salehzadeh, J. (2008). Book review: Going deep and wide with a corpus study. Linguistics and Education (19) 200-201.

Salehzadeh, J. (2005). Academic Listening Strategies: A Guide to Understanding Lectures. Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press (200 pp.)

Salehzadeh, J. (2005). Academic Listening Strategies: 3 DVDs. Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press.

Feak, C. & Salehzadeh, J. (2001). "Challenges and issues in developing an EAP Video Listening Placement Assessment: A View from One Program" English for Specific Purposes (vol. 20, pp.477-493).


Julia Salehzadeh joined the Duquesne ESL Program as Associate Director in August of 2012. She received her B.A. in German Literature and her M.A. in Applied Linguistics from the University of Wisconsin. Prior to her current position, she was a lecturer in English for Academic Purposes and Coordinator of the EAP Summer Program at the University of Michigan. Her primary interests focus on lecture comprehension and vocabulary development for advanced English language learners. She has presented at national TESOL conferences and has published work in English for Specific Purposes, and The TESOL Classroom Practice Series. She is currently working on a second edition of a text on lecture comprehension for The University of Michigan Press.