SLS Faculty Dr. Betsy Gilliland: Plenary Talk at Hawai’i TESOL Conference

Dr. Betsy Gilliland gave the plenary talk “Innovating Pedagogy and Practice Through Action Research” at Hawai’i TESOL Conference this past Saturday at BYU-Hawai’i. The conference was well-attended by SLS faculty, students, and alumni, both as attendees and presenters. Great job…

SLS Faculty Dan Isbell: Associate Editor for Language Learning

Ho’omaikai’i to SLS Faculty Dan Isbell who became an associate editor for Language Learning! Language Learning is a scientific journal dedicated to the understanding of language learning broadly defined. It publishes research articles that systematically apply methods of inquiry from disciplines…

Ph.D. Student Jieun Kim: New Publication

Ph.D. Student Jieun Kim recently published “Memorizing and fabricating? Uncovering high-stakes writing test preparation” in refereed journal Language Education and Assessment. Abstract: With high-stakes decisions relying on standardized language tests (Chapelle, 2021a), many test-takers seek test preparation from commercial “cram…

Ph.D. Student Hitoshi Nishizawa Hired at Reitaku UniversityAlso Received 2023 ACTFL Award

Ph.D. Student Hitoshi Nishizawa was recently hired at Reitaku University in Japan as an Assistant Professor in Foreign Studies. Hitoshi also received the 2023 ACTFL Award for his research in Perceptual adaptation to foreign accents by second language learners. Recipients…

Faculty Publication: Graham Crookes Publishes New Critical Pedagogy BookEnglish for a Critical Mind: Language pedagogy for social justice

SLS Faculty Graham Crookes, along with colleagues Alessia Cogo and Sávio Siqueira, recently published a new book English for a Critical Mind: Language pedagogy for social justice. The book also has digital content available on allango. Abstract: English for a…

SLS Ph.D. Alumna Mery Diez-Ortega hired at Stanford and Publishes Article

SLS Ph.D. Alumna Mery Diez-Ortega was recently hired as a lecturer at Stanford University. She also published an article, Measuring the development of lexical richness of L2 Spanish: A longitudinal learner corpus study, with former SLS assistant professor Kristopher Kyle.…

Jieun Kim and Maggie McGehee awarded Best Student Presentation Award

Ph.D. student Jieun Kim and M.A. student Maggie McGehee won the award for Best Student Presentation at the East Coast Organization of Language Testers 2023 Conference. Their presentation, “Streamlining a reading placement test: Insights from factor analysis and Rasch modeling”,…