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About Heather Willis Allen

Welcome to my research website. My work in applied linguistics is related to three primary areas:
• The multiliteracies framework and its use in collegiate foreign language instruction and assessment; in particular, my current research focuses on the uses of this framework for teaching writing;
Foreign language teacher cognition and development and their relation to professional development experiences;
• the motivational trajectories of collegiate foreign language learners and how instruction can support goal-setting, reflection, and motivation maintenance.


Present Associate Professor of French, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

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

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  • Introduction to College Teaching of French

Teaching collegiate foreign language writing (15)

Multiliteracies and collegiate foreign language instruction (23)