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Lynn Henrichsen


4040 JFSB
Provo, UT 84602


Commonly Taught Courses

Ling 671 TESOL: Listening, Speaking, and Pronunciation; Ling 210 Sounds of Language; Ling 496R Academic Internship: TESOL (and other internship courses: Ling 299, 399, 599, and 688); Ling 678 Advanced Materials Development; Ling 625 Pronunciation Theory and Pedagogy; Ling 377 Basic Training in TESOL; Ling 620 Introduction to Research in TESOL; Ling 655 Teaching Culture; Ling 674 Teaching Listening; Ling 677 Advanced Methodology & Curriculum Development; Ling 695 TESOL Seminar; ESL 301 Advanced Academic English; ESL 302 Advanced English Pronunciation for International Students


I was born and raised in Provo, but my TESOL career has taken me around the world. Since earning my BA (Spanish) and MA (TESOL) degrees at BYU, I have lived, worked, taught, and conducted research in Mexico, Spain, Samoa, Hawaii, China, Japan, Thailand, Cambodia, and Mozambique. In my classes, I have been privileged to work with students from nearly 60 foreign countries. After earning graduate credits from UCLA (University of California at Los Angeles) and Teachers College, Columbia University, I earned my doctorate in international and comparative education (with an emphasis on ESL) at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1987. I taught at BYU-Hawaii from 1977 to 1992, and then I came back to BYU in Provo (1992-present). I have also worked as an ESL teacher for Iraquis and Syrians at the University of Tulsa in Oklahoma, an English curriculum specialist and materials developer for the Government of American Samoa, a TESOL program evaluator for Hawaii Pacific University, an adjunct professor for the University of Hawaii and Hawaii State Department of Education, a consultant for the International Academic Exchange Center (Taiwan) and International Education Research and Analysis Corporation (Tokyo, Japan), a TESOL Summer Institute instructor, and a foreign expert at the Dalian Institute of Foreign Languages in China. I was a senior Fulbright professor at the University of Chihuahua in Mexico in 1990. Most recently, I was a visiting professor at Tongji University in China. My current, big project is the development of a teacher resource book and website for novice, untrained, volunteer teachers of ESL/EFL. The title is “Basic Training and Resources for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (BTRTESOL).” Units are online at In my career, I have published 13 books (including Distance Learning Programs: Case Studies in TESOL Practice. Alexandria, Virginia: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, 2001; and Pronunciation Matters: Communicative, Story-Based Activities for Mastering the Sounds of North American English. The University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor. 1999.) and contributed 24 chapters to others’ books. I have also published nearly 60 articles in professional periodicals and given over 160 presentations at professional conferences. For details, download my complete curriculum vitae. I belong to a number of professional/academic organizations: TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc.), Intermountain TESOL, SASS (Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study), DAHS (Danish American Heritage Society), MHA (Mormon History Association), Utah State Historical Society, SITE (Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education), AACE (Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education), and the Fulbright Association. I have served TESOL as chair of the Teacher Education Interest Section, guest editor for the TESOL Journal, member of the Professional Standards committee, and team leader for the Graduate Student Forum. I edited the TESL Reporter for over 10 years, and I also served as president of the Hawaii Council of Teachers of English. I have received a number of academic, professional, service awards over the years. Most recently, I was named “Outstanding Engaged Scholar with Brigham Young University” award by Utah Campus Compact for service-learning activities pertaining to the teaching of English to speakers of other languages (2008). Prior to that, I received the Utah Humanities Council Delmont R. Oswald Fellowship in Utah Studies for “Dealing with the ‘Third Enemy’: Utah’s Scandinavian Pioneers’ Struggles with the English Language” (2004-2005), the Wesley P. Lloyd Award for Distinction in Graduate Education at Brigham Young University (1999), and a resolution of commendation from The House of Representatives, State of Hawaii, for professional activities in TESL and HCTE (1985). In my years at BYU, I have served on over 70 graduate student (thesis/project) advisory committees. If you still want to know more about me, please contact me at


Ed.D, University of Hawaii

MA, TESOL Graduate Certificate, and BA, Brigham Young University


Language Learning and Teaching, TESOL Methods, Materials, and Research; Adult ESL; International EFL; Internships

Research Interests

The preparation of novice ESL/EFL teachers, pronunciation instruction, non-English speaking immigrants and related language issues (historical and current), LDS Church language policy development, LDS missionaries and language learning, unorthodox oral expressions.

Teaching Interests

TESOL teaching methods, research methods, and materials development, pronunciation teaching/learning, International EFL (English as a Foreign Language)

Courses Taught


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