Smith-Sherwood Presents “New Directions in Spanish-Language Learning” at Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference

Posted on 10/9/2018 10:53:49 AM

Dawn Smith-Sherwood, Department of Foreign Languages (Spanish), presented at the 68th annual Mountain Interstate Foreign Language Conference, hosted by the University of Tennessee–Knoxville October 4–6, 2018.

Smith-Sherwood chaired the session “New Directions in Spanish-Language Learning,” for which she also presented the comparative findings of her fall 2017–spring 2018 Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) study in her paper “Introduction to Hispanic Literatures and the Impact of IPA-Centered Instruction on Student Linguistic Gains.”

Smith-Sherwood is currently completing a second phase of the SoTL study with her 2017–18 Research Institute PIMA mentor, Mark Darhower, an associate professor of Spanish and an applied linguist from NC State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, acting as co-principle investigator. Darhower will visit IUP this week to interact with the study’s current students.