Western Kentucky University

Faculty and Staff - Alison Youngblood

Dr. Alison Youngblood

Dr. Alison Youngblood

Office:  Cherry Hall 20D
Email:  alison.youngblood@wku.edu

Courses

ENG 302: Language and Communication

ENG 407: Linguistic Analysis 

Research

Second language vocabulary acquisition
 
Corpus linguistics
 
Teacher training
 
Interdisciplinary applications of TESOL

Education

Ph.D. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from the University of Central Florida (2014)
 
M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from the University of Central Florida (2007)
 
B.S. in Economics, Florida State University (2003)

Bio

Alison Youngblood has over 10 years of classroom experience in both the ESL and EFL markets.  She began her teaching career as an Assistant Language Teacher with the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program.  She also worked as a Corporate Language Trainer for Samsung Human Resources Development Center in South Korea.  In the United States, Alison was an ESL instructor at the Intensive English Programs for the University of Central Florida and the University of North Florida.  At the University of Central Florida, she worked as an ESL specialist on a Race to the Top initiative preparing STEM professionals for secondary math and science teaching positions. In addition, she ran Soy Culto y Soy Bilingüe, a grant-funded adult ESL program, that served over 2,000 second language learners in the central Florida community. 

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