The purpose of the APPLE (APPlied Linguistics and Language Education) Lecture Series is to engender lively professional dialogue in the ELT community. Invited speakers will address issues of cutting-edge research, innovative practice, or critical policy. The series, funded by an endowment from Language Innovations, Inc. (LINC), celebrates LINC's spirit and legacy. LINC was a non-profit group that published materials and fostered innovations among ESL practitioners in the area.
Below you will find information about previous APPLE Lectures in reverse chronological order.
This year's APPLE Lecture will feature three speakers across three dates in the spring semester. Click each link below for more details on the lecture as well as to register to attend.
Friday, January 29th 11am-1pm EST
Mario E. López-Gopar, Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez de Oaxaca - "(Mexican) Indigenous Peoples in North American Classrooms: Identity, Pedagogy, and Assessment Considerations"
Friday, February 26th 11am-1pm EST
Randi Reppen, Northern Arizona University - "Three Ways to Incorporate Corpus Linguistics and Language Instruction"
Friday, April 2nd 11am-1pm EST
Nicole Holliday, University of Pennsylvania - "Intonation and Ethnolinguistic Variation: Implications for Linguistic Profiling"
Brian MacWhinney - "A Shared Infrastructure for Studying Second Language Acquisition" and "Limits on Success in Second Language Learning"
James Paul Gee - "Grammar, Language, and Discourse: A New Situated Approach to Language Teaching" and "Language, the World, and Video Games: Why and How All Learning is Language Learning"
Alister Cumming - "Studies of Second Language Writing in Canada: Three Generations"
Mary McGroarty - "Challenge of Multiple Agendas for Language Teaching and Research"
Thomas Cobb - "How the Language Teachers of the World Built a Data-Driven Web-Based Learning Tool"
Antony John Kunnan - "Language Assessment for Immigration and Citizenship"
Bill VanPatten - "Processing Instruction, Meaning-based Output Instruction, and Dictogloss: A Comparative Study (and Some Sundry Observations)"
William Grabe - "Success with L2 Reading: From Research to Teaching"
2005 Carol A. Chapelle - "CALL Pedagogy: Suggestions from Research"
Marianne Celce-Murcia - "Communicative Competence and the Role of Grammar"
Andrew D. Cohen - "Developing Language Ability: Can Old Dogs Learn New Tricks?"