Farah is an Ed.D. candidate in Applied Linguistics at Teachers College, Columbia University, specializing in second language acquisition (SLA). She has an extensive experience in teaching ESL in New York and EFL in Pakistan. She teaches the Pedagogical English Grammar course in the TESOL Certificate Program at Teachers College, Columbia University. As an adjunct instructor, she also teaches Introduction to second language acquisition and the TESOL Practicum at Teachers College. In addition, she currently serves on the Standing Committee for Online Education and Outreach (Website and Content Development), American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL). Her research interests include interactional feedback, naturalistic L2 development, computer-mediated communication (CMC), and technology-assisted language teaching and learning.
Akbar, F. S. (2019). A dynamic view on topic management in dyadic interaction. In Z.-H. Han (Ed.), Profiling Learner Language as a Dynamic System (133-155). New York, USA: Multilingual Matters.
Akbar, F. S. (2019). Engaging Language Learners Through CALL [Review of the book, by N. Arnold & L. Ducate]. The Linguist List. Retrievable at: https://linguistlist.org/books/
Jung, J-Y., Akbar, F. & Gonzales. (2019). The role of metacognitive instruction in SLA. A response to Kendon Kurzer’s “Metacognition in the Common Core State Standards”. NYS TESOL Journal (6)2. 48-51. Retrievable from: http://journal.nystesol.org/july2019/8.Jungv6i2.pdf
Akbar, F. S. (2017). Corrective feedback in written synchronous and asynchronous computer-mediated communication. Working Papers in TESOL & Applied Linguistics, 17(2). Teachers College, Columbia University. New York, NY.
Retrievable from: https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1176713.pdf
Akbar, F. S. (2013a). The case against monolingual bias in Multilingualism. Working Papers in TESOL &
Applied Linguistics, 11(2). Teachers College, Columbia University. New York, NY.
Retrievable from: https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1176954.pdf
Akbar, F. S. (2013b). Researching Online Foreign Language Interaction and Exchange: Theories, Methods, and Challenges [Review of the book by M. Dooly and R. O’Dowd (Eds.)]. Teachers College, Columbia University. New York, NY. Retrievable from: https://journals.library.columbia.edu/index.php/SALT/article/view/1337
Fuchs, C. & Akbar, F. S. (2013c). Use of technology in an adult intensive English program - Benefits and
challenges. TESOL Quarterly, 47 (1). pp. 156-167. (Abstract: https://eric.ed.gov/?id=EJ1006674)
Akbar, F. S. & Cheng-Ling, A. C. (2011). Technology assistance in second language acquisition: potentials and limitations. Working Papers in TESOL & Applied Linguistics, 11(2). Teachers College, Columbia University: Web Journal.
Retrievable from: https://journals.library.columbia.edu/index.php/SALT/article/view/1384
Akbar, F. S. (2011). CALL for SLA: Does its benefits outweigh its costs? Working Papers in TESOL & Applied Linguistics, 11(2). Teachers College, Columbia University: Web Journal - Forum.
Retrievable from: https://tinyurl.com/yyaahrc3
Alvi, U. & Akbar, F. S. (2009). Material Development for English Language Teaching for Resource Persons (Ed-Links Project). Pakistan: USAID.