My research in support of teaching has focused on: the use of discourse tools in professional development; interactive features of language used in instructional and other settings; EFL/ESL academic literacy, L2 authorship and English as International Language; Teacher exchange/cross-cultural and cross-educational experiences; Teacher reflective practice and action research.
Language Teaching Methods; Reflective teacher learning and practice; Inquiry, teacher action research, teacher coaching, mentoring, professional development, adult development; L2 authoring; Classroom language & interaction; Instructional talk; Student voice; Immigrant youth & identity; Transnational teacher exchange; Study abroad; Language and content integrated learning; Critical perspectives on language, culture, teaching
LING 5620 - Oral Language and Communication for TESOL
Provides teaching and learning principles and practices for developing nonnative speakers' oral English proficiency and intercultural communication skills. Examines the sound system of American English (including prosody), listening and pronunciation, lexical considerations, and discourse functions and grammar, and how these contribute to speaking fluency, accuracy and communicative effectiveness. Focuses on teaching applications and includes one-on-one sessions with English learners. Recommended prerequisite: LING 3100 or LING 5030 and LING 5410.
LING 5910 - TESOL Practicum
Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
Provides observation and supervised teaching experiences in classroom and other contexts involving the teaching of English to speakers of other languages, especially adults and young adult learners in settings outside K-12. Meetings provide opportunities to debrief and to consult on teaching practice; help students connect theory, methods and practice; and support a professional teaching portfolio process. May be repeated up to 6 total credit hours. Recommended prerequisite: LING 4610 or LING 5610. Same as LING 4910.
global connections related to teaching and scholarly work (in recent years)