Yuko Butler

University of Pennsylvania


I am Professor of Educational Linguistics in the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. I am also directing the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Program at Penn. My research interests include language assessment and second and foreign language learning among children.


Teaching Younger Learners Research With Children: A Digital Game Project more

Sun, Nov 14, 10:45-11:45 Asia/Tokyo

Although research with children has gained substantial attention in child developmental studies, the methodological and ethical issues associated with research with children have not yet been sufficiently addressed in applied linguistics. Based on a game design project that I conducted with 6th grade students in a public school in Japan, I address both the opportunities and challenges associated with conducting research with children.

Yuko Butler

Teaching Younger Learners The Digital Generation’s Language Use and Abilities more

Sat, Nov 13, 09:30-10:30 Asia/Tokyo

As the use of digital technology continues to increase, the types of communicative competencies that are needed in this digital era are also evolving. Focusing on young people born after 2000 (whom I refer to as the “digital generation”), I address how they use digital technologies today and what kinds of communicative abilities are called for in this new era of advancing digital technology.

Yuko Butler