George F. Smith, Ph.D.

Researcher, Applied Linguistics/TESOL


About me

I am a researcher and teacher specializing in instructed second language acquisition and TESOL. I earned my PhD in Second Language Studies from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa in December 2020. My research interests include L2 oral proficiency, task-based language teaching, corpus linguistics, curriculum development, and English for specific purposes.

I am particularly interested in applying research insights on the development of L2 listening and lexicogrammatical proficiency to second language classroom practice.

NEW (Feb. 2022): NPR podcast corpus available on my github page:

  • Education

    •  Ph.D. in Second Language Studies, 2020 
  •          University of Hawai’i at Mānoa
  •  M.A. in Applied Linguistics, 2015 
  •          Concordia University
  •  BCOM in General Management, 2009 
  •          McGill University