In episode 106, Anne-Sophie Dubosson interviews Professor Virginia Scott about teaching literature and other kinds of texts in the language classroom. We also hear from two past guests, Michael Leeser and Ryan Rockaitis, about how they promote critical thinking and deeper learning through engaging with texts.
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Dr. Virginia Scott joined the Department of French & Italian at Vanderbilt University in 1988 and has served as Department Chair, Associate Provost, and Academic Director of the Center for Second Language Studies. Scott has been awarded several prizes for excellence in undergraduate teaching as well as the Thomas Jefferson Award for service to the university. She was named Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques in 2004. In 2007 the Tennessee Foreign Language Teaching Association presented her with the Jacqueline Elliott Award for Outstanding Service. Her current work involves dynamic models of multilingualism and the notion of the “multi-competent second language learner” and the impact of critical language awareness.
Resources mentioned in this episode…
…Teaching Foreign Languages K-12 Workshop video series
… Scott, V.M. , Wilson, C. & Hughes, T. (2017). Digital Tasks for Advanced Learners: The Case of La Princesse de Clèves. French Review, 90, 186-200.
…SLA and the Literature Classroom: Fostering Dialogues (2001). AAUSC Issues in Language Program Direction. Heinle. [Co-edited with Holly Tucker.]
…Double Talk: Deconstructing Monolingualism in Classroom Second Language Learning.