Cynthia L. Blood, M.A.

Senior Language and Culture Learning Consultant

Degrees

  • M.A., Linguistics, University of Texas at Arlington, 1987
  • B.A., Wheaton College, 1981

Current positions

  • Certified Senior Language and Culture Learning Consultant, SIL International, 2012–
  • Instructor, Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics (GIAL), 2003–

Other professional experience and service

  • Associate Instructor, Second Language and Culture Acquisition, GIAL, 2000–2003
  • Field Linguist, SIL Cameroon Branch, 1995–1999
  • Field Linguist, SIL Indonesia Branch, 1989–1993

Professional membership

  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, 2003–

Language proficiencies

  • English: ILR 5
  • Bahasa Indonesia: ILR 3+ (comprehension); ILR 2+ (production)
  • Oku: ILR 3 (comprehension); ILR 2 (production)
  • French: ILR 2 (comprehension); ILR 1+ (production)
  • Spanish: ILR 1

Research interests

  • Second language acquisition
  • Learning styles and strategies
  • Culture acquisition
  • Language assessment
  • Conflict resolution
Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics (GIAL)
7500 W. Camp Wisdom Rd.
Dallas  Texas  75236
United States