The Stirring Mind Series and the Faculty of Education Graduate Program presents, Kim McDonough, "Challenges with Using Tasks in Second Language Classrooms."
WHERE: Engineering, Management and Education building 1123 (EME 1123) UBC Okanagan
WHEN: December 13 | 4:15 - 5:30
Kim McDonough is a Professor and Canada Research Chair in Applied Linguistics in the Department of Education and the Centre for the Study of Learning and Performance at Concordia University. She previously taught at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Northern Arizona University. Her research interests include interaction and usage-based approaches to second language acquisition, structural priming, and task-based language teaching. She has published empirical research in applied linguistics journals such as Studies in Second Language Acquisition, The Modern Language Journal, Language Learning and TESOL Quarterly. Her book publications include Using priming methods in second language (Routledge, 2008) and Insights from psycholinguistics: Applying priming research to L2 teaching and learning (Benjamins, 2011), both with Pavel Trofimovic, and Second language interactions in diverse educational contexts (Benjamins, 2013) with Alison Mackey. Her current research projects are investigating the role of joint attention in face-to-face communications and the timing of collaboration during L2 writing tasks.