SLA MA Students

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Katie Abadie
Yoko Eshita
Yoko Eshita is a student in the M.A. program in Second Language Acquisition. She is originally from Fukuoka, Japan. She holds a B.A. in English Literature from Kyoto Women’s University and a B.A. in International Relations from Linfield College in Oregon. She was trained as a Japanese teacher through the ALLEX program at Portland State University and has taught Japanese to high school students in Australia, adults in Kyoto, as well as high school students, college students, and diplomats in the US. 
Her research interests include Japanese language teaching methodology and pedagogy, task-based language teaching, and program evaluation. 
Anna Gallagher
Ryo Maie
Ryo joined the Second Language Acquisition program from this fall. He is interested in Age Effects, Aptitude-Treatment Interaction, Cognitive Processes in Second Language Acquisition, and Task-Based Language Teaching.
Bradford Salen
Bradford graduated from the University of Maryland with a B.A. in Linguistics. He joined the Maryland Language Science community of scholars in 2016 as a member of the SLA program. His research interests include second language processing, L1 acquisition, and psycholinguistics.
Lili Zhang 
Lili Zhang entered the M.A Program in Second Language Acquisition in fall 2016. Her research interests are Chinese character and vocabulary Acquisition, collocation acquisition, the acquisition and processing of formulaic sequences, influence of learning environment on language acquisition, language attrition, etc.