Peter Sayer, PhD

Peter Sayer is a Professor of Multilingual Language Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning at The Ohio State University.

Dr. Sayer is an applied linguist who studies the processes of teaching and learning of multilingual students in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages), bilingual education, and world languages programs. He specializes in sociolinguistics and language education, with a focus on language identities and ideologies. He has explored the pedagogical implications of concepts such as translanguaging and linguistic landscapes for emergent bilingual students.

Dr. Sayer has worked extensively in Mexico, with immigrant communities in the U.S., and in Latin America and many international contexts. He was a Fulbright scholar in Mexico (2011-12, 2022), Peru (2013), and an English Language Specialist with the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines (2023). He is the co-director of the Buckeye Language Education Resource Center, a member of the ODEW Ohio English Learner Advisory Panel, and the former editor of TESOL Journal.