Claudia has worked internationally in Rome, Italy and other locations such as Sudan, Pakistan, and Indonesia. As a result of her experiences, she has been exposed to the varieties of English spoken around the world. She possesses a B.A. in Italian literature and a Masters in Educational Technology. The combination of her education and work experiences makes her excited to continue her work in the field of ESL.
Autonomy and Motivation in Language Labs
Language labs in ESL/EFL learning have become a bridge for providing a more individualized approach for students who want to develop their skills in ESL/EFL. In particular, the speaking lab at a university in California offers students the opportunity to further develop their pronunciation, presentation, and conversational skills. As a result, students are able to excel in their ESL/EFL learning. The research I am doing takes a close look at the way the speaking lab is structured and how the courses it offers, such as pronunciation, increases student motivation and autonomy in ESL/EFL.