The faculty of the Teaching Foreign Language (TFL) program are some of the most recognized leaders in the language teaching community. Explore the following faculty profiles to learn about their accomplishments.
Applied Linguistics, Ethnography, Heritage & Endangered Languages, Institutional Discourse Analysis, Interviews, Language Socialization, Linguistic Anthropology, Narrative, Service-Learning, Sociology, Student & Teacher Identities, Teacher Education, Teaching Methodologies, Teaching Writing
My areas of expertise include language assessment, research methodology, the teaching of speaking, and language teacher education and supervision. I am fortunate to be able to teach courses on all these topics here at MIIS.
Sociolinguistics, English discourse and grammar, applied linguistics research, second language composition, second language acquisition, writing for publication, distance learning, web design, writing program administration, writing assessment, intercultural communication
Applied linguistics; pedagogical grammar; composition studies; literacy education; second language acquisition (SLA); language pedagogy; teacher education
Second/Foreign language teacher education
Second language acquisition
Research in learner identity and agency
Second language academic literacy development
Language teacher education, content and language integration, curriculum design, second language acquisition, language teacher identity, assessment
I am interested in the sociolinguistics of globalization - primarily the phenomenon of adult language learning and its attendant power and identity issues. The uses and development of English repertoires in an increasingly mobile, multilingual and digital age fascinate me. Within globalization, I am especially interested in helping international organizations better equip their employees to acquire the language skills necessary to carry out their goals. This includes applying second language acquisition theory to language learning in field-based and non-classroom settings. I have also researched language repertoires and translanguaging in digital social media.
Teaching teachers, co-operative learning, curriculum design, content-based instruction, teaching with technology
Language Pedagogy Experts
Cognitive linguistics, Chinese cognitive linguistics, Chinese as a heritage language, Chinese and Taiwanese popular culture, linguistic anthropology, and interactive blogging
My main area of expertise is language learning & technology. In particular, my dissertation focuses on Language Learning Social Networks (LLSNs) and online tandems (the interchange of languages on the internet) as part of the curriculum. In this field I like to see myself not only as a researcher but also as a practitioner, relentlessly willing to improve and develop spaces and resources for language learning. Other areas of research and professional experience include journalism, study abroad, and social entrepreneurship.
Japanese language and culture, pedagogy, Japanese for business, current issues in Japanese media
Spanish-English translation, English and Spanish linguistics, Language and Translation Pedagogy
Second language acquisition, Content and language integration, curriculum design, autonomy and motivation in L2 learning, Latin American culture and society
Language teacher training, content-based instruction, curriculum design, language program administration, leadership, technology-enhanced language learning, project-based learning, and intercultural communication.