Margi Wald

Job title: 
Continuing Lecturer and Director of Summer English Language Studies

Margi Wald, M.A. Applied Linguistics, teaches first-year writing, reading, and grammar & vocabulary courses specifically designed for multilingual students.  She directs UC Berkeley's Summer English Language Studies program, co-edits The CATESOL Journal, and has extensive experience presenting at and organizing conferences for English language teaching organizations.  She co-edited Teaching U.S.-educated Multilingual Student Writers (with Mark Roberge and Kay Losey) and co-authored the textbook Exploring Options in Academic Writing: Effective Vocabulary and Grammar Use (with Jan Frodesen). Her research focuses on corpus-based materials development for and academic literacy development among immigrant ESL students.

Publications & Presentations: 


Selected Presentations:


  •  Reconceptualizing and implementing assignments for online instruction. CATESOL (2020)
  • Lost and found–and lost again? Long-term immigrant students in the age of the international student influx. (2016). In C. Ortmeier-Hooper & T. Ruecker. Linguistically diverse immigrant and resident writers: Transitions from high school to college (p. 233-234). New York: Routledge.