Alfredo Urzúa Beltran

Urzúa BeltranEmail: [email protected] | Office: AL 125 | Phone: (619) 594-5758

Alfredo Urzúa Beltran received his Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from Northern Arizona University. He specializes in second language teaching and learning, language teacher education, and program coordination, and has extensive experience in these areas in Mexico and the United States. His research interests include discourse analysis, corpus linguistics, bilingualism, and teacher identity. He is also interested in language use in academic settings, particularly in second and foreign language contexts. He has published articles in the Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, Teacher & Teacher Education, Research on Language & Social Interaction, and the International Journal of Intercultural Relations, among others.He is presently exploring discourse and pragmatics features of texts produced by second language learners; teacher involvement in learner corpora projects; and the role of contextual factors in second language teaching programs.