Studying in a second language (L2) is a rewarding, yet challenging, experience for both students and the instructors who work with them.
Instructors and students alike will find information on this site to help navigate the process of studying in an L2. You’ll also find an evolving series of photos and posts about the L2 teaching / learning experience as well as links to articles and other sites of interest. If you have a story to tell about your experience studying or working in a second language or teaching students who learn in a second language, please consider contributing as a guest blogger! You are welcome to contribute any or all of the following formats: an essay, a short story or play, poetry, photos, or a link to a YouTube or SoundCloud performance. If you’re interested in contributing as a guest blogger, please contact Ms. Jane Dougan (firstname.lastname@example.org) in the Provost’s Office at Denison University. Use the menu to the right of this text to select a category and read the blog posts contained within that category. The list of categories will grow as guest bloggers contribute to this site! The inaguaral post, Russians, was written by the creator of this blog, Dr. Lori A. Randall, PhD, who served as Denison’s Coordinator of Multilingual Learning from 2016-2018. She would be delighted to see additional posts on this site!
This site is for you if one or more of the following applies:
1) You do some or all of your academic work in a language that is not your native language,
2) You teach students who are not native speakers of the language you use in the classroom,
3) You teach 1st- or 2nd-year foreign language classes,
4) You are taking a 1st- or 2nd-year foreign language class
5) You have an interest in cultural and linguistic difference in the classroom.
Welcome to all, and enjoy your visit!