The panel chaired by Scott Windham, associate professor of German, was part of the national conference of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages held in late November.
Scott Windham, associate professor of German in the Department of World Languages and Cultures, chaired a panel on literacy instruction at the national conference of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages held in late November in Washington, D.C.
In the context of second-language instruction, literacy is defined as the use of language for purposes of social interaction—whether personal, professional, or public.
Windham and his co-panelists — Marianna Ryshina-Pankova of Georgetown University and Eckhard Kuhn-Osius of Hunter College — distilled a decade of theoretical and practical research into concrete teaching methods and strategies, with a particular emphasis on the role of grammar as a meaning-making resource.
The panel evolved from Windham’s research during his term as CATL Scholar in 2017-19.