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Belinda Young-Davy

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(PhD Linguistics, University of Oregon; MA in Linguistics, University of Oregon) has experience teaching ESL in Mexico, Japan, and the United States. Her professional interests include acquisition of prepositions and other semantically-based aspects of language learning; ESL in higher education assessment with an emphasis on writing and teacher training. She is a member of ORTESOL, TESOL, and the Linguistic Society of America.

Publications:

  • Young-Davy, B. (forthcoming) “Vocabulary Learning in the Language Classroom” in Language Learning and Teaching Vocabulary, Chau Meng Huat and Khairi Izwan Abdullah (Editors) :MELTA-ESL.
  • Young-Davy, B. (2013). “Fifty Ways to Practice Vocabulary: Tips for ESL/EFL Students.” Kindle Edition. Wayzgoose Press.
  • Young-Davy, B. (2012). “Fifty Ways to Practice Speaking: Tips for ESL/EFL Students.” Kindle Edition. Wayzgoose Press.
  • Young-Davy, B. (2012). “Fifty Ways to Practice Readiing: Tips for ESL/EFL Students.” Kindle Edition. Wayzgoose Press.
  • Young-Davy, B. (2010). Thinking out Loud: Using Debates in Writing. ORTESOL Newsletter. Winter 2010.
  • Young-Davy, B. (1994). Polyfunctional Prepositions in Rama Cay Creole. English World-Wide, 15, 79 −100. Philadelphia, Pa. and Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Conference Presentations:

  • “Beyond discussion groups: Role plays, debates and critical thinking.” Spokane Regional ESL Conference, Spokane, WA, February 23, 2013.
  • “A new model  for writing centers.”  Association of International Education Administrators. Washington, D.C., February 21 2012.
  • “Focused Vocabulary Instruction in the Classroom”. ORTESOL conference, Portland, 2008.
  • “Looking at Feedback (Again!)”.  ORTESOL conference, Salem, 2001.

LT courses taught:

  • LT 535 (Teaching Methods)
  • LT 549 (Testing and Assessment)
  • LT 611 (Master’s Project)