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Eric Dwyer

Title: Associate Professor

Office: ZEB 353

Phone: 305-348-2078


Specialty: TESOL/ Foreign Language Education

Department(s): Teaching and Learning

Eric Dwyer is a general practitioner with respect to sharing and discussing foreign language education techniques. He has presented in more than 20 countries regarding various issues. He conducts workshops, presentations, and research with the following tenets in mind:

  • creativity of both student and teacher
  • art, music, and physical movement promoting literacy
  • community-based construction of philsophies
  • students as a collective often smarter than teacher
  • reflection and revision
  • culture of student first and then the culture of target language
  • global perspective, but respect for home culture and first language
  • intrinsic motivation, exhiliration, dynamism, risk taking
  • student generated discovery and evalutation

Research Areas

  • Bilingualism
  • Literacy
  • Language Policy