Alumni Association Distinguished Teaching Award
Dr. Teresa Dalle specializes in Applied Linguistics and English as a Second Language.
After receiving her doctorate from the University of Arizona, she came to the University
of Memphis, where she helped establish the Bachelors and Masters of Arts programs
in English as a Second Language. She has worked with undergraduate and graduate students
for over twenty-five years and has trained many of the ESL teachers in the local school
systems and many others who now teach overseas.
Teresa S. Dalle
In class, Dr. Dalle is clear and direct in her instruction, imparting the knowledge
that helps students most in their careers dealing with non-native English speakers.
Dr. Dalle’s students describe her as a dynamic person, a helpful advisor, and a wonderful
source of information and inspiration.
Dr. Dalle’s work has resulted in over thirty-six publications and approximately one
hundred presentations and workshops on various aspects of teaching English as a Second
Language and working with non-English speaking populations.