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J.L. (Josh) Prada, Dr

Assistant Professor in Applied Linguistics and Multilingualism
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My teaching background covers undergraduate, postgraduate and professional courses in applied lingusitics, sociolinguistics, language (in) education, as well as Spanish for (so-called) heritage speakers, and English as a second language. Prior to joining Groningen, I taught courses focusing on these areas at Indiana University (Indianapolis) and, prior to that, at Texas Tech University.

At the RUG, my teaching contributes to a range of programmes within the Faculty of Arts//Letteren, including the BAs in European Languages and Cultures (Language and Society, and Language Learning Profiles), Minorities and Multilingualism, and Communication and Information Studies, and the MAs in Linguistics (Multilingualism), and Euroculture. I also supervise BA and MA theses on topics related to the educational, social, and psychological aspects of multilingualism, and work with students seeking to adopt critical and transdiciplinary approaches to the study of multilingualism in education and in society.

Courses I currently teach include:


Instructed Second Language Acquisition 1 (Semester 1a)

Intercultural Communication (Semester 1b)

Introduction to Applied and Sociolinguistics (Semester 2a)

Multilingualism II: Education (Semester 2b)


The Cultural Construction of Europe (Semester 1a/b)

The Multilingual School (Semester 1b)

Research Supervision

BA Thesis in Minorities and Multilingualism, and European Languages and Cultures

MA Thesis in Multilingualism

MA Thesis in Euroculture

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