We Are All About Students
Let’s face it. Linguistics is not one of the most common areas of study. Although there are a number of universities that offer graduate degrees in Linguistics, thus have the ability to offer tutoring to undergraduates, the majority of universities either do not have a Linguistics Department (yet require courses such as Introduction to Linguistics or Phonetics), or do have a Linguistics Department that is not large enough to include graduate students who can tutor. This means there are numerous linguistics and linguistics-related undergraduate students who do not have the option of academic support related specifically to this discipline.
Not long after I began teaching linguistics courses, I realized that students struggled with the abstract nature of this new material and needed a way to practice the application of these to linguistic analyses. Thus, I began creating exercises with keys that coincided with lecture material. Students not only appreciated the additional practice, but their grades improved!
LinguisticsNetwork was created as interactive online platform where students could practice concepts taught in lectures, test their knowledge, strengthen analytical skills, and become overall more confident in the classroom. The results were every encouraging. In the classroom, students seemed more comfortable asking questions, joining in discussions, and participating more confidently in group work.
Over the last decade, our team has grown to include linguistics instructors, graduate and undergraduate students, and gifted web technicians. It is our desire to transmit our love for ‘all things linguistics’ and to inspire students and instructors alike to satiate curiosity and learn well.