Live Online English Tutor
My understanding of the English language comes from two directions of study: synchronic and diachronic; synchronic means across the current landscape while diachronic means historically, with a view to the changes that occur over time.
I am originally from St. Louis, Missouri -- one of the oldest, American cities, situated at the biggest bend of the mighty Mississippi river. My native language is Mid-Western, American English. St. Louis was once considered an "accent-free" city, or the place where "broadcasters' English" was spoken. I have also lived in two small towns in Missouri where rural "dialects" were spoken, full of colorful idioms and expressions.
Altogether, I have lived in ten different American states: California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington state. I have also traveled to six different English-speaking countries: Canada, England, Ireland, Jamaica, South Africa, and Wales.
As a student of theater (BA '79), I have studied English accents, dialects and idioms, with the aim of imitation and character portrayal. As a teacher of Germanic languages (MA '89), I have learned the historic structures and evolution of English - how it came to be and what is happening to it no . As a doctor of Second Language Acquisition (Ph.D. '02), I have studied language learning theories and researched teaching methodologies and learning techniques. My research specialties include:
- Foreign Language Pedagogy and Curriculum
- Computer Animated Grammar and Interactive Audio/Visual Display
- Online Foreign Language Instruction and Acquisition
Instructor: Lizz Caplan-Carbin, Ph.D.
Second Language Acquisition
Curriculum and Instructional Technology
English native speaker (American)
Fluent in German and French
Member of TESOL, ACTFL, AATG, CALICO, SLAIT
Lesson times are calculated according to the
World Meeting Planner with a base time in California.
All lessons begin at the intermediate level or above. To communicate with the instructor online, students must be able to speak and type a minimal amount of English in advance.
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