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Second Language Education Research

Explore faculty research in second language education.

Featured research: Social media's impact in an English language classroom

Research Faculty

Martha Bigelow
Professor Martha Bigelow
  • Second language acquisition
  • Schooling experiences of adolescent immigrant youth
  • Preservice language teacher education
  • Multicultural education
 Blanca Caldas
Assistant Professor Blanca Caldas
  • Preservice bilingual/language teacher education
  • Minoritized language practices and pedagogies
  • Critical pedagogy
  • Spanish for bilingual teachers
  • Critical discourse analysis
  • Participatory action research
Sam David
Assistant Professor Sam David
  • Language and literacy, ESL and bilingual education
  • CLD students in mainstream classrooms
  • Translingual pedagogy
  • Culturally responsive pedagogy
  • Teacher learning
  • Educational equity
Lori Helman
Professor Lori Helman
  • Literacy development in the elementary grades
  • Effective instructional practices with multilingual learners
  • Teacher development and leadership
  • Assessment and instruction to support aspiring readers K-6
Mary Hermes
Professor Mary Hermes
  • Indigenous language
  • Language as culture in Native American education
Kendall King
Professor Kendall King
  • Language education gap
  • Minority language learners
  • Second language teaching and learning
  • Language maintenance and revitalization
  • Family language policy
  • Language policy and politics
Diane Tedick
Professor Diane Tedick
  • Immersion and dual language education
  • Content-based language instruction
  • Language teacher education and development
  • Foreign language education