Eileen Glisan

Eileen Glisan
Indiana University of Pennsylvania | IUP · Department of Foreign Languages

PhD Spanish Applied Linguistics & Teaching Methodology

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Publications (27)
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In their spring 2017 Foreign Language Annals article, “Effective Foreign Language Teaching: Broadening the Concept of Content Knowledge,” Kissau and Algozzine reported on a study that purported to investigate “the types of content knowledge necessary to be an effective foreign language teacher” by examining teacher candidates’ scores on the Oral Pr...
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The renewed national focus on teacher quality and effectiveness has resulted in more rigorous standards that describe the knowledge and skills required of teacher candidates across all disciplines. In the area of foreign languages, three sets of professional standards address the oral proficiency of teachers in the target languages they teach acros...
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The Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century (SFLL) (National Standards in Foreign Language Education Project [NSFLEP]), originally published in 1996, were envisioned by many as the panacea for providing a new and exciting direction for foreign language education in the United States. The perceived impact of these National K-16 S...
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ABSTRACT  In response to a national emphasis on language proficiency and global awareness, many elementary schools are establishing language programs in which the foreign language is used to teach students content area material such as mathematics and science. There is currently a lack of training programs which prepare elementary teachers to utili...
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ABSTRACT  At national and state levels, there is a current emphasis on expanding foreign language programs in order to enable ALL students to achieve high standards in linguistic and cultural competency. While school districts across the country attempt to begin language instruction in the elementary grades, many lack adequate resources to employ a...
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ABSTRACT Research in foreign language learning continues to reveal positive effects of an initial listening period with a delay in oral production. Studies have shown that use of Asher's “Total Physical Response” strategy, through which students internalize meaning initially by physically responding to oral commands, results in better listening com...
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ABSTRACT  Recent national reports call for a reorganization of the teacher preparation process through closer collaboration between basic and higher education. This article describes how a university supervisor of Spanish and a cooperating high school Spanish teacher participated in a one-week exchange of professional duties for the purpose of unde...
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This article reports on the Pittsburgh Public Schools Oral Ratings Assessment for Language Students (PPS ORALS) project, a Title VI Foreign Language Assistance Program grant-funded project to create an online testing Software program that makes large-scale oral testing in a world language not only feasible, but also easy to create, administer, and...
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This article reports on a performance-based assessment research project conducted at the US Air Force Academy during the 2004-2005 academic year. The primary purpose of the research project was to measure post-secondary students' progress towards meeting the Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century - specifically the three modes...
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This article reports on Beyond the OPI: Integrated Performance Assessment (IPA) Design Project, a three-year (1997–2000) research initiative sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education International Research and Studies Program. The primary goal of the project was to develop an integrated skills assessment prototype that would measure students' p...
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This article describes the results of a study conducted with two school districts in order to investigate (a) students' OPI ratings at the end of a typical 4‐year sequence of study, (b) the degree to which teachers could accurately predict their students' proficiency ratings, and (c) the relationship between classroom achievement and oral proficien...
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At national and state levels, there is a current emphasis on expanding foreign language programs in order to enable ALL students to achieve high standards in linguistic and cultural competency. While school districts across the country attempt to begin language instruction in the elementary grades, many lack adequate resources to employ additional...
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A project at Indiana University of Pennsylvania to improve the speaking skills of 36 secondary school French and Spanish teachers is described. The project consisted of a total immersion workshop for strengthening oral skills, learning classroom techniques, and developing innovative curricula, and teacher projects to incorporate innovations into in...
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ABSTRACT  Many studies in foreign language learning over the past several years have explored the processes involved in listening and reading as well as the benefits of receptive skill development. Empirical investigations continue to identify the positive effects of extensive practice in listening and reading early in language study. The purpose o...
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The adoption of proficiency-based principles in second language teaching does not mean using a new method of instruction, but rather providing maximum opportunities for students to perform communicative linguistic tasks in a variety of contexts and with a given degree of accuracy. This definition has implications for the learning and teaching proce...
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A project developed at Indiana University of Pennsylvania was designed to meet the needs of secondary school teachers of French and Spanish in two areas: proficiency maintenance and improvement, and proficiency testing. The program consisted of four phases, two during the funding period and two follow-up. The first, proficiency-building, involved a...
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An important skill which the language learner uses in the listening task is knowledge of the syntax of the target language. This study empirically examines the effect of one aspect of surface structure, word order, on the listening comprehension and pattern retention of native English speakers learning Spanish The factors of sentence length and pos...

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