Alan Juffs Publishes First-of-Its-Kind Book on ESL Development

Alan Juffs in a light brown suit and collared white shirt

Alan Juffs, professor in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School’s Department of Linguistics and director of the English Language Institute and center associate in the Learning Research Development Center (LRDC), recently published a book titled “Aspects of Language Development in an Intensive English Program.”

According to the book’s description, it is the “first of its kind to track the development of specific language abilities in an Intensive English Program (IEP) longitudinally and highlights the implications of this particular student’s findings for future IEP implementation and practice and ESL and SLA research.” The book also references data and research compiled at an IEP at Pitt.

In addition to his work at Pitt, Juffs has also taught in Asia and Europe.