Bio of Heidi Hyte

Heidi Hyte received her Bachelor's Degree in Linguistics and her Master's Degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from Brigham Young University (BYU). She has taught English as a second or foreign language both domestically and abroad, including California, Utah, American Samoa, Africa, China, and Taiwan. She has also traveled to English schools in Africa, Fiji, India, Kiribati, Mexico, Qatar, Samoa, Taiwan, Tonga, and the United Arab Emirates to conduct EFL needs assessments and has taught several strategies workshops. She worked as a full-time faculty member at BYU’s English Language Center (ELC) where she supervised the Self-Access Study Center (SASC) and the Listening/Speaking skill area. As a faculty member at the ELC, she also taught reading, writing, listening/speaking, grammar, business English, and study skills courses to various levels of English Language Learners. In addition, she has conducted teacher training for TESOL minors and graduate students, and she has taught the Literacy Development in TESOL course at BYU to TESOL minors. She has conducted research projects in language learning, including studies that involve metacognitive language learning strategies and the effects of learner characteristics on language learning. She is a current member of the international association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Inc. and has presented her research at the international convention. She also served as president of the Intermountain-TESOL (I-TESOL) affiliate from 2008-2009, served as the I-TESOL Board Secretary from 2011-2014, and currently serves as the I-TESOL Member-at-Large. Her research interests include second language literacy and reading, language learning strategies, learner characteristics, pronunciation, and computer-assisted language learning.