Melissa Baralt is an Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics at Florida International University. She holds a doctorate in Second Language Education and graduated with honors from Georgetown University. Her main research interests are Cognitive benefits of bilingualism, psycholinguistics, second language acquisition, bilingual education, classroom- versus online-based language teaching and learning, methodologies of language teaching, language teacher education and cognition. She is co-author of the books Task sequencing and instructed second language learning and A psycholinguistic approach to technology and language learning.