What questions do you have about second language acquisition? Join this live session to learn about recent, relevant research findings in the field of adult second language acquisition (SLA) and how these findings can inform classroom practice. Dr. Sarah Young Knowles will lead a discussion around some fascinating “research bites” from recently published scholarly journals in a brief, digestible manner. Those who participate will be guided to generate their own questions about English learners’ language development.
This live event will be followed up with a discussion here in our community to continue the conversation with Sarah Young Knowles on how we teachers can best support English learners' language development.
Sarah Young Knowles, PhD BIO:
Sarah Young Knowles is a Senior Professorial Lecturer in the TESOL program at American University, where she specializes in second language acquisition, language teaching methods and teacher education, and instructional design. She earned her doctorate in applied linguistics at Georgetown University, focusing on metalinguistic awareness in low-literate adult English language learner populations.