I earned my PhD in Applied Linguistics in the Research Centre for Languages & Cultures at the University of South Australia, where I taught first and second year French courses as well as first year linguistics courses. I am currently an assistant editor of the Journal of New Zealand and Pacific Studies, an English as a Second Language teacher at Udemy.com, and I have been the author and web developer of ielanguages.com, a free language learning website, for over a decade. I also recently began a certificate program in E-Learning Instructional Design through the University of California, Irvine.
I am the author of Great French Short Stories of the Twentieth Century: A Dual-Language Book and Say it in French: New Edition, both published by Dover Publications of New York. My audio-visual French Listening Resources podcast is listed in MERLOT, the Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching. My language tutorial e-books covering vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation of six European languages, with accompanying mp3s, are available via Gumroad. I am also creating comparative videos and exercises for learning several languages together:
My PhD thesis, Vocabulary, Variation, and Culture in American University Textbooks of French, focused on stylistic and geographic lexical variation and employed quantitative and qualitative research methods of content analysis. My research interests include corpus-based approaches to L2 materials development; technology-enhanced language teaching and learning (including blended, flipped, and distance education); informal, spoken and non-standard language; and simultaneous multiple language acquisition, especially in adult learners.
Prior to my doctoral studies, I was an English as a Second Language instructor at Oakland University in the United States where I obtained a Master's degree in Linguistics, and a Teaching English as a Second Language certificate, with the thesis Grammatical Morpheme Acquisition in English as a Foreign Language Learners. I was also a Writing Center tutor at the University of Michigan-Flint. After relocating to France in 2006, I worked as an assistante d'anglais (English teaching assistant) at secondary schools in Annecy and a lectrice d'anglais (English lecturer) at Université Savoie Mont Blanc in Chambéry.