Research Interests

  • Second language vocabulary acquisition and instruction;
  • Quantitative and qualitative research on materials design, publication, and use;
  • Teacher training;
  • Teaching of reading;
  • Teaching of composition;
  • Teaching of speaking;
  • How second language learners react to teacher feedback;
  • Impact of individual learner differences;
  • Best teaching practices

At the University of Central Florida, Dr. Folse frequently teaches a graduate course in second language research methods (TSL 6640 Research Second Language).

He has worked with several graduate students to conduct research and to co-write journal articles. This joint research and publishing is beneficial to graduate students in improving their professional background. (If you have an idea for a joint project and/or article, write Dr. Folse).

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