Second language writing, pedagogical grammar, applications of corpus linguistics to second language pedagogy, content-based instruction
I am a Senior Lecturer SOE and Director of the English for Multilingual Students (EMS) Program at UCSB. In the EMS Program, I primarily teach graduate and undergraduate writing courses but also work with international graduate students in courses focused on oral academic English. In the Linguistics Department, I teach two core courses for our TESOL Minor: an introduction to TESOL and English grammar. I also occasionally teach courses in the Writing Program, most recently an upper division course for international transfer students.
My research and publications have included a number of advanced level textbooks for multilingual students as well as articles and books for educators in the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. I am especially interested in applications of corpus linguistics to materials for the teaching of second language writing and pedagogical grammar.