Second Language Acquisition

Second language acquisition (SLA) studies how people learn a second language, or in a broader sense, any language learned in addition to one’s native language. As an interdisciplinary discipline, SLA is related to linguistics, psychology, cognitive psychology, sociology, and education. To better facilitate learners’ second language (L2) learning in the classroom context and in the study-abroad context, AMES’ faculty research mainly focuses on learner language development, cross-linguistic influences, cognitive and social aspects of L2 language learning, and the effects of different instructional approaches on L2 language learning.

Hitomi Endo

Hitomi Endo

Associate Professor of the Practice in the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Tianshu He

Tianshu He

Senior Lecturer of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Hae-Young Kim

Hae-Young Kim

Professor of the Practice in the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies and Chair
Naoko Kurokawa

Naoko Kurokawa

Senior Lecturer of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Kun Shan Lee

Kun Shan Lee

Professor of the Practice in the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Yan Liu

Yan Liu

Lecturer in the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Mbaye Lo

Mbaye Lo

Associate Professor of the Practice of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Shelli Plesser

Shelli Plesser

Lecturer in the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies