Heather Weger

Dr. Heather Weger has been in the English language field since 1999 when she began her English teaching career in Germany.

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She holds a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from Georgetown University and has been teaching full-time at Georgetown since 2007, where she is currently an Associate Teaching Professor in the English Language Center (formerly the Center for Language Education and Development). Dr. Weger teaches a variety of classes for the ELC in which she promotes a task-based, integrated skills approach to teaching academic English skills.


In addition to her work in the classroom, Dr. Weger maintains a robust service and research platform in the wider TESOL profession. She has presented on numerous topics in invited workshops and lectures, as well as at international, national, and regional TESOL and linguistics conferences. She has served as a Vice President of WATESOL (the TESOL affiliate of the Washington DC area) and is a qualified site reviewer for the Commission on English Language Accreditation (CEA). Dr. Weger has also traveled internationally as a consultant on assessment and curricular issues. The author of multiple articles, Dr. Weger’s research focuses on effective teaching strategies as well as the social and co-constructed nature of language learning and language teaching.