Dr. Price earned his Ph.D. in French Linguistics from Indiana University. His dissertation, directed by Dr. Albert Valdman, looked at the role and use of French among young heritage speakers of the language in Northern Maine. His research focuses on the interplay of societal and individual factors on language acquisition, use, and change in both language contact and instructed SLA contexts. He is particularly interested in questions related to learner perceptions of input, processing, the L2 learning environment, and how individual identity is expressed and negotiated in the language classroom. As Director of Basic Language, he is also interested in questions related to language program coordination, especially the social and political context of second language study in the U.S.
This class is intended to prepare students to teach a second/foreign language. It will provide students with the essential foundations in language teaching methodology and theory, pedagogical grammar, curriculum and materials development, classroom management, and formal and informal assessment techniques. In addition, students will gain practical knowledge through video practicum components, which allow them to watch and reflect on actual classroom teaching. Students will complete this program with the pedagogical knowledge and practical understanding necessary to be confident and effective language teachers.