Randall W Sadler

 Randall Sadler

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Department of Linguistics
4080 Foreign Languages Building, MC-168
707 S. Mathews Ave
Urbana, IL 61801

Office: 3054 Foreign Languages Building
Director, MATESL; Director, ESL, Associate Professor
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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 andlanguage learning, virtual worlds and language learning and the teaching of L2reading and writing. His main research area is on the role oftechnology 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 injournals including the Journal of English for Academic Purposes, CALICOJournal, ReCALL, Language Learning & Technology, Computers& Education, ELT, and in numerous edited volumes.  His latestbook, Virtual Worlds, Telecollaboration, and Language Learning: From Theoryto Practice is published by Peter Lang.  He is also the co-owner ofthe 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