Errol M. O’Neill is an Assistant Professor, Course Coordinator, and Supervisor of Graduate Teaching Assistants in French at the University of Memphis. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign on the topic, “The Effect of Online Translators on L2 Writing in French.”
His research focuses on online resources for language learners, in particular free online translators (such as Google Translate) and dictionaries (e.g. WordReference) for both face-to-face and online students.
Please explore the news items below and other tabs to find out more about my research, teaching, coordination, and other work.
• I had the privilege of giving a webinar about online translators as more instructors move to online or hybrid instruction, a topic that’s becoming increasingly relevant during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you to everyone who attended! Links to the PowerPoint and Sample Google Translate Training can be found here.
• My most recent article , “Training students to use online translators and dictionaries: The impact on second language writing scores”, was published in 2019 in International Journal of Research Studies in Language Learning (IJRSLL)! You can view it for free online by going to the Publications and Projects section of my site.
• Also in 2019, my article “Online Translator, Dictionary, and Search Engine Use Among L2 Students” was published in CALL-EJ! You can view it for free online by going to the Publications and Projects section of my site.
• I had the honor of being interviewed by Claire Knowles about my research on online translators (Google Translate, etc.) for a two-part episode of the podcast We Teach Languages. Here are the two episodes!