4080 Foreign Languages Building, MC-168
707 S. Mathews Ave
Urbana, IL 61801
Office: 3054 Foreign Languages Building
Dr. Randall Sadler is an Associate Professor of Linguistics and Director of the Illinois English as a Second Language (ESL) and Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) Programs. where he teaches courses on telecollaboration and language learning, virtual worlds and language learning and the teaching of L2 reading and writing. His main research area is on the role of technology in language learning, with a particular focus on how Telecollaboration, CMC, and VirtualWorlds may be used to enhance that process. He has published in these areas in journals including the Journal of English for Academic Purposes, CALICOJournal, ReCALL, Language Learning & Technology, Computers& Education, ELT, and in numerous edited volumes. His latest book, Virtual Worlds, Telecollaboration, and Language Learning: From Theory to Practice is published by Peter Lang. He is also the co-owner of the EduNation Islands, which are located in the Virtual World of Second Life, where he may often be found in the guise of his avatar Randall Renoir.
EIL 445: Teaching Second Language Reading & Writing
EIL 587: Computer-Mediated Communication for Language Teaching
LING 487: Introduction to Second Language Acquisition
Additional Campus Affiliations
Marjanovic, J., Dooly, M., & Sadler, R. (2021). From Autonomous Learners to Self-Directed Teachers in Telecollaboration: Teachers Look Back and Reflect. In C. Fuchs, M. Hauck, & M. Dooly (Eds.), Language Education in Digital Spaces: Perspectives on Autonomy and Interaction (pp. 113-133). (Educational Linguistics; Vol. 52). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-74958-3_6
Dooly, M., & Sadler, R. (2020). If you don't improve, what's the point? Investigating the impact of a flipped online exchange in teacher education. ReCALL, 32(1), 4-24. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0958344019000107
Dressman, M., & Sadler, R. W. (Eds.) (2020). The Handbook of Informal Language Learning. Wiley-Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781119472384
Nurmukhamedov, U., & Sadler, R. W. (Eds.) (2020). New Ways in Teaching with Games. TESOL Press.
Sadler, R. W., & Nurmukhamedov, U. (2020). Storytelling, Coherence, and Transition Devices. In U. Nurmukhamedov, & R. Sadler (Eds.), New Ways in Teaching with Games (pp. 57-58). TESOL Press.