posted May 16, 2013, 10:54 AM by Amanda Lanier   [ updated May 16, 2013, 10:54 AM ]

I am very happy to report that, as of Fall 2013, I will be an assistant professor in the Center for Language Teaching Advancement at Michigan State University, where I will primarily serve as faculty in the new fully-online Masters of Arts in Foreign Language Teaching program. Here is the Faculty page. Looking forward to a great new chapter! 

March 2013 - TESOL - Crossing Orthographies

posted Mar 27, 2013, 11:32 AM by Amanda Lanier   [ updated Apr 1, 2013, 7:44 PM ]

If you were part of the discussion I led about reading and writing for ELLs coming from Arabic as a first language and you are looking for more information on that topic, please stay tuned. I will be posting some short videos or narrated powerpoints geared toward the topics that were raised in that discussion. I will post updates here when they are available - hopefully by early summer. Also, please feel free to contact me with other questions or suggestions. Thanks! 

May 2013 - Language Teacher Education Conference

posted Mar 27, 2013, 11:15 AM by Amanda Lanier   [ updated Mar 27, 2013, 11:34 AM ]

Leading a discussion session on "Meeting the Needs of U.S. Heritage Learners of Less-Commonly-Taught Languages." I will use findings from my research as stimuli, and then I hope to help teachers seek and discuss commonalities across languages in relation to common concerns such as differentiating for heritage and non-heritage learners and addressing the (im)balance of skills - i.e., oracy vs. literacy - that is often observed in heritage learners. The conference is in DC, May 29-June 1.

March 2013 - AAAL - Arabic as Heritage

posted Mar 4, 2013, 8:30 AM by Amanda Lanier   [ updated Mar 27, 2013, 11:35 AM ]

Presenting at 8:15 Sunday morning on the 37th floor:
Constructing Arabic as Heritage: Investment in Language, Literacy, and Identity among Young U.S. Learners.  

Also sitting on panel for Graduate Student Forum on Sunday evening from 7 to 8:30. 

AAAL Grad Student Award

posted Mar 4, 2013, 8:26 AM by Amanda Lanier   [ updated Mar 4, 2013, 8:27 AM ]

Recently found out that I had been selected to receive the AAAL Wilga Rivers Graduate Student Award for 2013. Very pleased and appreciative! 

Selection was based on my proposal to AAAL this year, which was closely based on my dissertation defense, and subsequent application materials including a letter and CV.

Intercultural Rhetoric book is out!

posted Mar 4, 2013, 8:25 AM by Amanda Lanier

The book is out from University of Michigan Press:

Belcher, Diane D., & Nelson, Gayle (Eds.). (2013). Critical and corpus-based approaches to intercultural rhetoric. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.

My chapter with Gayle is in the corpus-based section:

Temples, A.L. & Nelson, G.L. (2013). Engagement at a distance: Investigating interaction in online intercultural communication using corpus-based tools [Book chapter]. In D. D. Belcher & G. L. Nelson (Eds.), Critical and corpus-based approaches to intercultural rhetoric.  Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Published on LinguistList

posted Mar 4, 2013, 8:20 AM by Amanda Lanier   [ updated Mar 4, 2013, 8:20 AM ]

Temples, A.L. (2013). Book review of Fogle, L. (2012). Second language socialization and learner agency: Talk in three adoptive families. Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters. LinguistList 24.963.

Also reposted on the Language Policy listserv. 

Successfully defended dissertation!

posted Mar 4, 2013, 8:17 AM by Amanda Lanier   [ updated Mar 4, 2013, 8:39 AM ]

Dissertation: Constructing Arabic as Heritage: Investment in Language, Literacy, & Identity among Young U.S. Learners.  

Many thanks to my advisor, Gayle, the other members of my committee, Diane, Stephanie, and Nadine, and my family!  

Now if I could just get used to making my students call me "Dr. Temples" ... 

Presented at ACTFL

posted Mar 4, 2013, 8:14 AM by Amanda Lanier

Research roundtable presented at ACTFL in Philadelphia in November 2012.

Temples, A.L. (November, 2012). Critical, Heritage, World Language: Investment in Young Learners of Arabic.

Presented at GATESOL

posted Mar 4, 2013, 8:12 AM by Amanda Lanier

In Atlanta in October:

Temples, A.L. (October, 2012). Leveling Out, Leveling Up: Teaching and Analyzing Intercultural Competence in ELT Classrooms

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