President’s Message – Spring 2012

A Happy New Year to all FLANC members. As you are aware as an experienced foreign language teacher, students’ motivations to learn foreign languages are diverse. The old characterization of motivation in terms of instrumental vs. integrative orientations may be too static, restricted, or even obsolete, but some may want to learn a second/foreign language … Continue reading President’s Message – Spring 2012

President’s Message – Fall 2011

President’s Message Almost every year I spend early June in Japan. Because I recently published a book entitled “Telling Stories in Two Languages: Multiple Approaches to Understanding English-Japanese Bilingual Children’s Narratives” (, this summer I gave a series of lectures on the new book at prestigious universities in Japan, such as Nagoya University, Hiroshima University, … Continue reading President’s Message – Fall 2011