Ric Nelson, D.E.A., M.A.

Senior Language and Culture Learning Consultant

Degrees

  • Diplôme d’études approfondies (D.E.A.) en linguistique, logique et informatique ; option : langue naturelle et environnements informatiques d’apprentissage (Master’s degree in linguistics, logic and information science/natural language and computer-assisted learning), Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, France, 2004
  • M.A., Linguistics, University of Texas at Arlington, 1987
  • Certificate in Applied Linguistics and English as a Second Language, San Diego State University, 1983
  • B.A., Linguistics, San Diego State University, 1983

Current positions

  • Certified Senior Language and Culture Learning Consultant, SIL International, 2013–
  • Domain Leader, Language and Culture Learning, SIL Africa Area, 2013–
  • Associate Instructor, Second Language and Culture Acquisition, Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics (GIAL), 2011–
  • Course Head, Language and Culture Learning (both English and French sections), Institute for the Development of Language and Translation in Africa (i-DELTA), 2010–
  • Language and Culture Learning Consultant, SIL International, 2006–

Other professional experience and service

  • Associate Instructor, Cultural Anthropology, GIAL, 2012
  • Course Head, Language and Culture Learning, European Training Programme (French section), 2005–2006
  • Coordinator, French Language Learning, SIL International, 1996–2006
  • Teaching Assistant, Language and Culture Acquisition, European Training Programme-United Kingdom, 2002

Language proficiencies

  • English: ILR 5
  • French: ILR 4+
  • Lingala: ILR 2

Research interests

  • Learner autonomy
  • Metacognitive strategies for L2 learning
  • Self-assessment
  • Formative assessment
  • Self-directed language learning
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United States