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Eric Dwyer

Associate Professor

Teaching and Learning


Office: ZEB 353

Phone: 305-348-2078

Email: dwyere@fiu.edu

Specialty: TESOL/ Foreign Language Education

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 philosophies
  • 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, exhilaration, dynamism, risk-taking
  • Student-generated discovery and evaluation

Research Areas

  • Bilingualism
  • Literacy
  • Language Policy