Spanish and TESL
I teach courses in language methodology, second language acquisition, bilingual and ESL education, and Spanish language and culture. My research is often centered around issues related to language learning and technology but I have also spent time investigating the evolution of language laboratories and exploring endangered languages in Northern Spain.
Ed.D. (2017) Boise State University
M.A. (2012) Brigham Young University
B.A. (2010) Idaho State University
My background is in language learning and technology with a particular emphasis on learning spaces including physical, hybrid, and virtual environments. I have conducted research on social media and language learning, linguistic landscapes, preservice professional development, and, most recently, on the history of the language laboratory. My current work involves tracing the roots of the language resource center back to its 20th century counterpart: the language laboratory.
Sebastian, P. (2019, January 14). [Review of the book From language lab to language center and beyond: The past, present, and future of language center design, by F. A. Kronenberg (Ed.)]. CALICO Journal, 36(1), 77-80.
Sebastian, P., & Martinsen, R. (2015). Facebook as a virtual learning space to connect multiple language classrooms. IALLT Journal of Language Learning Technologies, 45(1), 44-69.
Sebastian, P. (2019, June). The small successes and epic failures of a first-time language center director. Presentation given at the International Association for Language Learning Technology (IALLT) Conference, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR.
Kronenberg, F., Evershed, J., Sebastian, P., Wonneken, W. (2019, June). Taking the helm: Surviving and thriving as a language center director. Panel presentation given at the International Association for Language Learning Technology (IALLT) Conference, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR.
Gopalakrishnan, S., Ross, A., Spasova, S., Nolde, T., Nickolai, D., & Sebastian, P. (2019, June). Getting involved with IALLT. Panel presentation given at the International Association for Language Learning Technology (IALLT) Conference, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR.
Sebastian, P. (2019, March). Asynchronously layered linguistic landscapes. Presentation given at the Department of Languages, Literatures, & Cultures (DLLC) Spring Symposium, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.
Sebastian, P. (2018, November). The 21st century language center as resource for contemporary methodologies. Presentation given at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Conference, New Orleans, LA.
Sebastian, P., Souza, B., & Souza, K. (2018, October). Putting them in their place: Spanish placement procedures in North Carolina. Presentation given at the Foreign Language Association of North Carolina (FLANC) Conference, Raleigh, NC.
Sebastian, P. (2018, June). The Role of the language resource center in creating additional immersive experiences in departmental, institutional, and community contexts. Presentation given at the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) Conference, University of Salamanca, Salamanca, Spain.
Sebastian, P. (2018, June). Form, function, and relevance of contemporary language resource centers. Presentation given at the Computer-Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO) Conference, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL.
Title: Assistant Professor, Spanish and TESL/Applied Linguistics , Director of the Language Acquisition Resource Center
Department: Languages, Literatures & Cultures
Email address: Email me
Phone: (828) 262-2932