Why Do We Learn New Languages? Many people around the world learn two or three languages during their lifetime. Sometimes their motivation is to speak with relatives and neighbors, sometimes for a job or travel, sometimes for the love of a culture or a heritage. Parents of young learners often
Author: Deborah Short
Deborah J. Short, Ph.D. directs Academic Language Research & Training, and provides professional development on academic literacy, content-based ESL/EFL, and sheltered instruction worldwide. She has directed research projects and program evaluations related to English learner education and co-developed the SIOP Model for sheltered instruction while at the Center for Applied Linguistics. Publications include Reach Higher, Panorama, Inside, Edge, and other textbooks (National Geographic Learning/Cengage), the 6 Principles books (TESOL), SIOP Model books (Pearson), and professional journal articles. She has taught ESL and EFL, in New York, California, Virginia, and the DR Congo. She is TESOL’s President-Elect for 2019-2020.