Social Media Pathways

Using Social Media to Help Language Learners Access Target Language Communities


  • Ellen Yeh Columbia College Chicago
  • Nicholas Swinehart University of Chicago



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Author Biographies

  • Ellen Yeh, Columbia College Chicago

    Ellen Yeh, PhD, is an Associate Professor in English and Creative Writing Department and serves as Director of English as an Additional Language Program at Columbia College Chicago. She holds a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in second language education from Ohio University. She also holds a TESOL Certificate and CALL Certificate. Her research interests include media literacy in teacher education, social media literacy, Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL), intercultural communication, and culturally responsive teaching and social emotional learning (CRT-SEL). Her previous publications include articles in the CALICO Journal, the CALL Journal, Journal of International Students, and International Encyclopedia of Media Literacy collection.

  • Nicholas Swinehart, University of Chicago

    Nicholas Swinehart is the Managing Director of Instructional Technology at the University of Chicago Language Center, where he supports instructors of over 50 languages with technology use and professional development. His primary field of research is autonomous language learning in the digital wilds, and he is the co-author of Teaching Languages in Blended Synchronous Classrooms: A Practical Guide (2020).


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How to Cite

Yeh, E., & Swinehart, N. . (2024). Social Media Pathways: Using Social Media to Help Language Learners Access Target Language Communities. CALICO Journal, 41(1), i-xiii.