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Language and Tolerance
Dr. Amy Thompson did a live radio interview about the benefits of language learning on BYU radio.
"How learning a new language improves tolerance"
Dr. Amy Thompson just published "How learning a new language improves tolerance" in The Conversation.
(from left to right: Dr. Roger Brindley, Dr. Carlos Cano, Dr. Judy Genshaft and Dr. Ralph Wilcox)
Dr. Carlos Cano earned a 2016 Global Achievement Award for outstanding contributions to the USF System's global mission.
Dr. Tracy-Ventura and Ph.D. student/Spanish Graduate Assistant, Jhon Cuesta, presented their co-authored research this summer at the Teaching and Language Corpora (TaLC) conference in Giessen, Germany in July 2016. Their attendance was supported by a CAS Faculty International Travel Grant and a Student Government Conference Presentation Grant. Ph.D. student/German Graduate Assistant, Ramona Kreis, also attended.
Dr. Camilla Vasquez delivered a keynote address at the 15th Annual International Conference on Language and Social Psychology held in Bangkok, Thailand in June. (Photo credit: Jake Gillespie)
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WLE Student Accomplishments
On October 10, 2016 PhD student Zeynep Köylü successfully defended her dissertation, “The Influence of Context on English L2 Gains: The Case of Turkish Undergraduates at Home and Abroad”. The committee included Drs. Amanda Huensch, Amy Thompson (co-chair), Nicole Tracy-Ventura (co-chair), and Rosamond Mitchell (University of Southampton).
On September 29, 2016, Zeynep Erdil successfully defended her dissertation "Promoting L2 Motivation via Motivational Teaching Practice: A Mixed-Methods Study in the Turkish EFL Context." The committee included Drs. Amy Thompson, Camilla Vasquez, Wei Zhu, Nicole Tracy-Ventura.
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