I realize that my dissertation topic may change the purpose of this blog, which is to share ideas about teaching and learning in the English language classroom. My dissertation is focused more on the EFL teacher instead of teaching or learning. If you are interested in the sociocultural contexts of sojourning EFL teachers, then I will provide a link to that site as soon as I get it up and running. I will insert the link right here once it's up. In the meantime, I will try to write a few postings this summer based on what I have learned over the past three years at the University of Iowa. However, my dissertation will get most of my attention.