(Re)designing Materials for Content/Language Integration: Teachers Conceptualizations and Enactments in Secondary Dual Language and Immersion
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Noon–1 p.m. (Central Time)
One of the greatest pedagogical challenges for secondary dual language and immersion (DLI) teachers is effectively and systematically integrating language instruction within a content-focused classroom. This presentation discusses a nine-month design-based research study that sought to understand how intentionally designed classroom materials might assist secondary DLI teachers with this endeavor. Drawing on theories of counterbalanced instruction (Tedick & Lyster, 2020) and Systemic Functional Linguistics (Halliday, 1993), I collaborated with two teachers to (re)design their content-focused materials to include language-focused instructional features. This presentation will share how the iterative process of collaborative materials analysis, (re)design, instruction, and reflection shaped the teachers’ conceptualizations and enactments of content and language integration in the classroom. Implications for content-based language teacher education will be discussed.
Presenter: Cory Mathieu is a PhD candidate in Second Language Education at the University of Minnesota. Her research focuses on teacher professional development, pedagogy, and curriculum design for dual language and immersion education.