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Shirley Hufstedler School of Education


San Diego Campus

Associate Professor

Associate Professor

Alliant International University, San Diego
10455 Pomerado Road
San Diego CA 92131


Courses, Research Interests, Publications

Second language learner errors, grammar instruction, proposer of covert grammar; Psycholinguistics, Bilingualism, TESOL Teacher Education, Adult ESL

Wilson, H. (2010). Applying the concepts of implicit and explicit Knowledge, and input processing and output production, to the teaching of adolescent and adult EFL students. Asian EFL Journal (submitted).

Wilson, H. (2009). Testing the effectiveness of Covert Grammar: A pilot study. ELT Journal.

Wilson, H. (2009). Towards Defining Focus on Form. Proceedings of the International Conference of Applied Linguistics (ICAL), National Chia-Yi University, Taiwan.

Wilson, H. (2009). A Post-CLT Theoretical Framework, MEXTESOL Proceedings.

Wilson, H. (2008). Theory and Techniques of Teaching Grammar in A. Uludag & M. Butler-Pascoe (Eds.). English Interactive Online, Cisco Learning Institute, pp. 95-118.

Wilson, H. & Jiao, B. (2008). How effective do students perceive different types of multi-media deliveries of course content? Proceedings of the Educational Technology & E-Learning, Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.

Wilson, H. (2007). The Focus on Form Model of Second Language Acquisition. The Tenth International Symposium of Social Communication. Santiago, Cuba: Center of Applied Linguistics.

Wilson, H. (2006). American English Grammar. Daejeon, Korea: Homi Publications.

Wilson, H. (2006). Krashen's Monitor Theory: How well does it still hold up? The Fifteenth International Symposium on English Teaching. Taipei: Taiwan: English Teachers' Association.

Wilson, H. (2006). The Fundamental Principles of Focus on Form: A New Approach to Teaching Non-native English. Vesnick SPBGU (Research Papers of St. Petersburg State University), 9(3), 67-72.

Wilson, H. (2005). "Testing the Covert Method of Grammar Teaching: A Pilot Study", CATESOL State Conference Proceedings, 2005.

Wilson, H. (2004). English Grammar for ESL/EFL Teachers, Daejeon, Korea: Homi Publications.

Fernandez, M., & Wilson, H. (2002). An Analysis of Threaded Discussions According to the Gricean Maxims and their Pedagogical Implications. Information Society and Education: Monitoring a Revolution, Proceedings of ICTE 2002, pp. 152-157.

Wilson, H. (1999). El modelo interconectado para el lexion bilingue: las controversias y la Evidencia. Actas-I, Simposio Internacional de Comunicacion Social, Centro de Linguistica Aplicada, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.

Wilson, H. (1998). The Overlapping Distributive Model for the Bilingual Lexicon: Some Evidence from Spanish-English Form Priming. Unpublished Dissertation, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Wilson, H. (1992). "An Integrative Model for Bilingual Language Storage" MIT Working Papers, Volume 16.

March 2010 "Developmental Patterns in the Acquisition of English Plural Nouns and Simple Past Tense Verbs", AAAL Conference, Atlanta, GA. (accepted).

October 2009 "Towards Defining Focus on Form". The International Conference of Applied Linguistics (ICAL), National Chia-Yi University, Taiwan.

October 2009 "A Post-CLT Theoretical Framework", MEXTESOL Conference, Monterrey, Mexico.

September 2009 "Second Language Acquisition Theory and the Adult Learner", Plenary Speaker, ESL Teachers Conference, UNAM, San Antonio, Texas.

April 2008 "Defining Focus on Form as an Approach" State CATESOL Conference, Pasadena, California.

January 2007 "The Focus on Form Model of Second Language Acquisition", X Simposio Internacional de Comunicaci#n Social, Centro de Linguistica Aplicada, Santiago de Cuba, Cuba.

November 2006 "Krashen's Monitor Theory: How Well Does It Still Hold Up?", English Teaching Association (ETA) Conference, Taipei, Taiwan.

March 2005 "Testing the Covert Method of Grammar Teaching: A Pilot Study", State CATESOL Conference, Long Beach, California.

November 2002 "A Discourse Analysis of Threaded Discussions and its Pedagogical Implications" International Conference on Information Communication Technologies in Education (ICTE), Badajoz, Spain.

October 2000 "Extending de Groot's New Definitions of Compound and Coordinate Bilingualism: The Interconnective Model for the Bilingual Lexicon" Annual Conference of the Linguistics Association of the Southwest (LASSO), Puebla, Mexico.

Academic History and Background

PhD, University of New Mexico, 1999

Professional Practice and Community Service

Associate Professor, TESOL(MA and EdD TESOL Programs), Graduate College of Education, Alliant International University, San Diego, California., 1999-Present

Adjunct Faculty (Linguistics 101, Spanish 101 and 103, ESL 100 and 101), UNM Valencia Campus, University of New Mexico, Los Lunas, New Mexico., 1998-1999

ESL Teacher Training Instructor, Intensive Course for Colombian English Teachers, a collaborative EFLteacher training program, Latin American Programs in Education (LAPE)/OITEC/Ministry of Education, Bogota, Colombia, 1996-1997

University ESL Instructor, Center for English Language and Culture (CELAC), an intensive academic English program, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico., 1994-1996

Linguistics Instructor (Linguistics 101, Linguistics 440), Department of Linguistics, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico., 1994-1997