Diane Larsen-Freeman is Professor of Education, Professor of Linguistics, and Director of the English Language Institute at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She is also a Distinguished Senior Faculty Fellow at the School for International Training in Brattleboro, Vermont.
Diane Larsen-Freeman topped her educational preparation in 1975 with a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Michigan.
She has been a conference speaker in over 50 countries of the world and has published over 100 articles in her areas of interest: SLA, language teacher education, English linguistics, and language teaching methodology.
A prolific writer she is the author of, amongst many other books, The Grammar Book.
From 1980-1985, Dr. Larsen-Freeman was Editor of the journal Language Learning. In 1997 she was inducted into the Vermont Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 1999, she was selected by ESL Magazine as one of “the ESL pioneers.” In 2000, she received the lifetime achievement award from Heinle & Heinle Publishers.