This course centers on the development of intercultural communicative competence in the context of learning a L2 with special focus on language uses, sociolinguistic strategies and structures of interactional discourses in spoken and written languages. This course is taught in English.
Wei-Li Hsu received her Ph.D. in Second Language Studies at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, specializing in Chinese and English as a second language (L2), L2 assessment, and L2 reading. She has taught L2 Chinese and L2 English at a variety of contexts, such as at junior schools in Taiwan, at U.S universities, and community service for elder immigrants in the States. She also taught university-level theory courses on L2 learning and L2 testing.
Rue Burch received his Ph.D. in Second Language Studies at the University of Hawaiʿi at Mānoa, focusing on Japanese and English as Second or Foreign Languages. While at the University of Hawaiʿi, he taught Japanese, ESL, and second language pedagogy courses, including courses on teaching listening and speaking, and a course on communicative and interactional competence. He also designed and moderated beginning level Conversation Analysis workshops for students and faculty who were interested in learning the field.
Aisulu Raspayeva received a Ph.D. in Linguistics from Georgetown University with a specialization in Sociolinguistics. Her primary research interests are intercultural communication and trilingualism development in post-Soviet Kazakhstan and discourse analysis (conversation, narrative, institutional, and epistemics discourse).
Prof. Salaberry graduated from Cornell University in 1997 with a PhD in Applied Linguistics. Prior to Rice, he held positions at University of Minnesota, Penn State University, and University of Texas-Austin. From 2006 to 2013, he was the Director of the Language Program in Spanish and Portuguese at UT-Austin, one of the largest second language programs in the nation with a maximum enrollment of more than 2,000 students.