Interview with Rod Ellis

Yeon Heo


Professor Rod Ellis is the deputy head of the Department of Applied Language Studies and Linguistics at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. He came to the U.S. as a Professor in the University’s Distinguished Professor visitor program. He stayed in the U.S. for five weeks. He is planning to visit the U.S. again in April 2013 for a week. At Michigan State University, he taught a short course, “Planning and Task-Based Performance,” and gave the PhD students insights into how to do research related to task-based learning/teaching.
His research interests include: second language acquisition, individual learner differences, form-focused instruction, teacher education, course design, and methodology of language teaching. He was kind enough to do the interview for the Second Language Studies Working Papers.

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