I do research in language acquisition via reading, with focus on readability and vocabulary acquisition via extensive reading. I have taught for over 30 years. I teach choirs how to pronounce French via my specially written French warm-ups, whenever the choir I conduct sings in French. I write a comic book in French that is based on research in language acquisition via extensive reading, computational linguistics and readability research.
If learning can be achieved in a fun way, that's the way I'll do it.
Various best paper awards. 3rd prize in a state math competition. Top art student in year 12 at my school. Top French and math student in year 11 at my school.
I have a Grad Dip Ed, PhD, B1 CEFR in French, and AMEB music: singing (GVIII), theory of music (GVII) and piano (GVI). My best high school result was for art, though I went on to do a science degree. Music, languages and art became passions outside of my formal study and work until I figured out how to make them part of it by doing a PhD in music search engine technology, doing research in (computer-assisted) language acquisition, and incorporating creativity into my teaching.
I'm actively involved in various fields of music. My solo albums are published under the name Sandra Bogerd. My research and compositions are published under the name Alexandra L. Uitdenbogerd. My language-related blog is found at gnomevillecomics.com