Re: [xmca] Help with doctoral studies

From: Mike Cole <lchcmike who-is-at>
Date: Sun May 18 2008 - 17:06:49 PDT

Hi Jose David--

As you can tell from the discussions, there are some divisions of opinion on
XMCA about who the most effective researchers writing in the field of
second/foreign language learning working
within a socio-cultural-historical activity approach are.

May I suggest a resource closer to home?:

Jorge Larreamendy-Joerns
Profesor Asociado y Director
Departamento de Psicología
Universidad de los Andes

Jorge and his colleagues have just initiated a graduate program using the
family of theoretical approaches that interest you and is himself an
student of language and education, broadly conceived. We are discussing ways
to link his program via internet video to various programs in the US and no
why second language specialists would not be involved.

If no one comes up with a perfect solution for you in the US, where
resources to support foreign grad students are often hard to come by,
Jorge's program may offer a
local good solution. In any event, he is very knowledgeable and can advise


On Sun, May 18, 2008 at 1:15 PM, jose david herazo <>

> Dear All:
> I have been reading your comments and discussions of the different topics
> that has been posted. This has helped me not only to clarify many of my
> doubts, but to decide to start a doctoral degree. I am especially
> interested in the applications of sociocultural theory in Second/foreign
> language learning. I would appreciate very much if any of you could let me
> know which university in the USA I can do research in this field.
> UNiversidad de Córdoba, MOnteria (Colombia)
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