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About Heather Willis Allen

Welcome to my website. My research in applied linguistics explores:

Multiliteracies pedagogy and its application in collegiate foreign language instruction; my current research focuses on the relation of this framework for teaching writing;

Foreign language teacher cognition and professional development experiences;

Language-learning motivation and how instruction can support learner agency, goal-setting, and motivation maintenance.

Positions

Present Associate Professor of French, University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Curriculum Vitae



Research Interests

the teaching of writing, multiliteracies, foreign language, sociocultural theory, L2 motivation

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Courses

  • Foreign Language Assessment: Principles and Strategies
  • Instructional and Assessment Strategies for Advanced Foreign Language Teaching
  • Introduction to College Teaching of French

Education

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August 1998 - May 2002 Ph.D., Emory University ‐ Division of Educational Studies, Dept. of French & Italian
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Foreign language writing (15)

Multiliteracies and collegiate foreign language instruction (23)