How Personalities Influence Second Language Acquisition: Interview with Betty Lou Leaver

Betty Lou Leaver (PhD, Pushkin Institute), former Provost of the Defense Language Institute who is now working as the Executive editor of MSI Press and as an international educational consultant.
Previously, she served as chief academic officer of the Jordan (and Bahrain) branches of the New York Institute of Technology, director of Russian language programs at NASA and US Department of State, and founded the Coalition of Distinguished Language Centers (focused on developing near-native proficiency), Center for the Advancement of Distinguished Language Proficiency (San Diego State University), Center for Languages of the Central Asian Region (Indiana University) and the American Global Studies Institute. She is currently editing a book with Dr. Dan Davidson on Transformative Approaches to Learning and Teaching.


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