Leo van Lier Lecture Series

Leo Van Lier

Remembering TESOL Professor Leo van Lier.

Linguistic scholars visit the Monterey Institute to speak in honor of the late Leo van Lier, esteemed professor, colleague, and friend of our community.

Upcoming Lectures

Beginning in the Fall! 

Past Lectures

Suresh Canagarajah

Professor of Applied Linguistics and English at Pennsylvania State University


Lecture Topic: Towards Pedagogies of Translingual Practice

Elana Shohamy

Professor of Language Education at the School of Education, Tel Aviv University


Lecture Topic: Linguistic Landscape: A lens for documenting, analyzing, and critically interpreting societies

Aida Walqui-Van Lier

Director of the Teacher Professional Development Program at WestEd


Lecture Topic: Redesigning the K-12 TESOL Profession

Adrian Wurr

Assistant Dean, Academic English Programs, University of Tulsa


Service-Learning in Language Learning Contexts: From Classroom to Community, Theory to Practice

George Bunch

Associate Professor of Education
University of California, Santa Cruz


Lecture Topic: Pedagogical Language Knowledge: Preparing Teachers for English Learners in the New Common Standards Era

Lourdes Ortega

Professor in the Department of Linguistics Georgetown University

Lecture Topic: How Useful is Instructed SLA Research for Teachers, and What Does Epistemological Diversity Have to Do With It?

Bev Derewianka

Director of TESOL at University of Wollongong, Australia

Lecture Topic: Getting Personal: Using language to engage with readers to express feelings, persuade others to our point of view, judge peoples' behavior, and moderate our expression of attitude

Shirley Brice Heath

Professor at Brown University and Stanford University

Lecture Topic: Moving the Human Eye and Mind: Visual, Musical, and Literary Arts in Grounding Cognition

Bonnie Norton

Professor of Language and Literacy Education, University of British Columbia, Canada

Lecture Topic: The Practice of Theory in the Language Classroom

Maricel Santos

Assistant Professor Of English at San Francisco State University

Lecture Topic: In Search of a Common Vocabulary: Strengthening Partnerships in Health Literacy for Improved Immigrant Health

Eve Zyzik

Associate Professor of Spanish at UC Santa Cruz

Lecture Topic: Focus on Form and Authentic Texts: A Compatibility Check

Marc Kaiser

Associate Director of the Berkeley Language Center and Lecturer in Russian at UC Berkeley

Lecture Topic: Integrating Film Clips into the Foreign Language Curriculum

B. Kumaravadivelu

Professor of Applied Linguistics and TESOL at San Jose State University, California

Lecture Topic: Individual Identity in the Age of Cultural Globalization