Summary of Surviving Your Dissertation Guide

The following is a summary of a book I read for class in preparation for my dissertation with my personal notes. I thought some readers […]

Join me at the Emerald Coast TESOL conference in Pensacola

I serve as the professional development officer for the Emerald Coast Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ECTESOL), which is a chapter of the […]

The Multilingual Mozambican: Remembering my U.S. English Language Fellowship

The English Language Programs of the U.S. Department of State is celebrating their 50th anniversary of the Fellow Program. As a former English Fellow to Mozambique, […]

3 Affective Variables in Second Language Acquisition

Affective factors definitely play a role in second language acquisition, research has confirmed that a variety of affective variables relate to success in second language acquisition. […]

ECTESOL Conference in Pensacola Feb. 3rd

The Emerald Coast TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) conference is this Saturday from 10-3 at University of West Florida International Center. The […]

Gagné’s 9 Events of Instruction for English Language Lessons

Note: Gagné’s instructional events have been widely adopted for instructional design purposes in multiple disciplines.  For example, K-12 school systems utilize his instructional events as a framework […]

My Dissertation Abstract on MMORPGs to Improve ESL Skills

A Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Game with Language Learning Strategic Activities to Improve English Grammar, Listening, Reading, and Vocabulary This mixed-methods-collective-case-study focused on the use […]

How People Learn a Second Language

(Excerpted from my dissertation.) Learning a second language is an arduous task.  Most scholars would agree that it requires a lot of practice (Krashen, 1982; […]

What kind of vocabulary can you learn from role-playing video games?

In my current gaming research study with EverQuestII® (EQII), I was pleasantly surprised to see a dominance of neutral words and only a slight majority […]

CALL Criteria for Use of EverQuestII Video Game

As a computer-assisted language learning (CALL) budding researcher, I selected EverQuestII(EQ2) for my second language acquisition (SLA) research study based on a previous study and […]

Goals of Research Study on MMORPGs + SLA Strategies

This summer, I started my research study for my dissertation on massive multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs) combined with second language acquisition (SLA) strategies.  I […]

Join me at SITE 2016 in Savannah, GA!

Two of my proposals were accepted for presentation at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) International Conference in Savannah, GA.  I’d love to […]

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