Leslie Lisbeth Schrier

Leslie Lisbeth Schrier

Associate Professor
N244 Lindquist Center
Teaching and Learning
Iowa City, IA 52242
leslie-schrier@uiowa.edu
319-335-5048 (phone)
319-335-5608 (fax)
Personal Website

Academic History

  • Ph.D. in Foreign Language Education and TESOL, The Ohio State University, 1989

Expertise

  • Policy, planning and procedures in Second LanguageTeacher Education

Research Interests

  • Preparation and development of in-service and pre-service second language teachers
  • Second language education program assessment
  • The development of teachers in the critical languages

Teaching Interests

  • Foreign language education and second language acquisition

Professional Service

  • Committee Assignment, FAC, 2012–2015.
  • Editorship, Foreign Language Annals, 2009–2014.
  • Editorship, AERA-Handbook of Research on Teaching, 2013–2014.
  • Program Reviewer, University of Texas,Austin, 2012.

Professional Activities and Membership

  • American Educational Research Association
  • Iowa Chapter of the American Association of the Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
  • Iowa Distance Education Alliance
  • Iowa Foreign Language Association
  • National Council on the Teaching of Less Commonly Taught Languages
  • Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
  • The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
  • The International Reading Association
  • The Mid-West Modern Language Association
  • The Modern Language Association
  • The National Network for Early Language Learning

Awards and Professional Recognition

  • Chair of Committee of Awards
  • Chair of Teacher Education Section
  • Editor of Foreign Language Annals

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

  • Schrier, L. L. (2010). Should there be an App for us? Observations from an Editor's first year. Modern Language Journal, 94(4), 640-644.
  • Schrier, L. L. (2008). The overwhelmed generation and foreign language teacher preparation: Developing strategies to work with the mental health challenges of preservice teachers. Foreign Language Annals, 41(2), 254-282.
  • Schrier, L. L. (2008). Spanish Language Teaching and Learning: Policy, Practice and Performance. Hispania.
  • Schrier, L. L. (2005). Book Review. [Review of the book Dornyei, Zoltan (2003). "Questionnaries in Second Language Research: Construction, Administration, and Processing. New Jersey, Erlbaum]. Modern Language Journal, 89, 139-140.
  • Schrier, L. L., & 4 (2002). Encouraging the growth of foreign language study: a teacher educator responds.The Modern Language Journal. 86, 4, 604-610.
  • Schrier, L. L. (2002). Book Review. [Review of the book Lambert, Richard, D. & Elana Shohamy (Eds) (2000). Language Policy and Pedagogy: Essays in honor of A. Ronald Walton. Philadelphia: Benjamins]. Modern Language Journal, 85, 285-287.
  • Schrier, L. L. (2001). Essay Book Review. [Review of the book "Teaching Spanish with the Five C's: A Blueprint for Success", Gail Guntermann (Ed.). Fort Worth: Hartcourt College]. Modern Language Journal, 85, 492-493.

Books and Book Chapters

  • Schrier, L. L. (In press). The Historical Future: A Case for Change in Foreign Language Education. Westport, CT. Praeger.
  • Schrier, L. L. (2011). Understanding the Culture of American Schools, and Managing the Successful Chinese Language Classroom. In Everson, M. E., & Xia, (Eds.), Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language: Theories and Applications (2nd Edition) Boston, MA: Cheng & Tsui Company.
  • Schrier, L. L. (2003). The knowledge base supporting the Standards: Blending the past with the present. In Phillips, J. K., & Glisan, E. (Eds.), American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages' program standards for the preparation of foreign language teachers (initial level) (pp. 1 -15). New York: ACTFL.
  • Schrier, L. L., & Gebel, T. A. (2002). Spanish Teachers Beliefs' and their effects on Reading in a Foreign Language. In Hammadou-Sullivan, J. (Ed.) Research in Second Language Learning (pp. 125-140). Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing, Inc.

Other Work

  • Larsen-Freeeman, D., & Tedick, D. (In press).Schrier, L. L. (Ed.) Teaching World Languages: Thinking differently. AERA.
  • Schrier, L. L. (2013). Schrier, L. L. (Ed.) The Future of Foreign Language Teacher Education Research. Foreign Language Annals/ Wiley-Blackwell, vol. 464, p 523-526.
  • Schrier, L. L. (2012). Schrier, L. L. (Ed.) Reconnecting Language Proficiency and Culture. Foreign Language Annals/ Wiley-Blackwell, vol. 453, p 305-9.
  • Schrier, L. L. (2012). Schrier, L. L. (Ed.) Honoring a Fallen Serviceman. Foreign Language Annals/ Wiley-Blackwell, vol. 452, p 165-167.
  • Schrier, L. L. (2012). Schrier, L. L. (Ed.) The Importance of Literature Reviews. Foreign Language Annals/ Wiley-Blackwell, vol. 45S1, p 51-57.
  • Schrier, L. L. (2012). Schrier, L. L. (Ed.) Looking Beyond Lesson Planning: What Practitioners Learn from Reading Foreign Language Research. Foreign Language Annals/ Wiley-Blackwell, vol. 451, p 1-5.
  • Schrier, L. L. (2012). Schrier, L. L. (Ed.) One United Voice: National Foreign Language Resource Centers and the Center for Applied Linguistics. Foreign Language Annals/ Wiley-Blackwell, vol. 454, p 465-469.
  • Schrier, L. L. (2010). Developing Teacher Capacity and Best Practices: Achieving Balance with In-service Teacher Development Editor's Column. Foreign Language Annals2, p 43.
  • Schrier, L. L. (2010). Teachers under Attack. Foreign Language Annals, Editor's Column4, p 43.
  • Schrier, L. L. (2010). What is the purpose of foreign language education research. Foreign Language Annals, Editor's Column4, p 42.
  • Schrier, L. L. (2009). Understanding the Relationship between Research between Research and Teaching Foreign Languages . Foreign Language Annals, Vol.,42, No.3.
  • Schrier, L. L. (2008). Guest Editor. "Issues in Spanish Language Teaching and Learning: Policy, Practice, and Performance.". Hispania1, p 91.
  • Schrier, L. L. (2008). Contributing researcher and developer of the Professional Development Section of www.LANGNET.ORG and LANGSOURCE.ORG. National Foreign Language Center.

Selected Presentations

  • Schrier, L. L. (2015, April 16). Graduate Preparation and Faculty Development. Paper presented at the AERA, Chicago.
  • Schrier, L. L. (2015, April 16). Teacher Learning through Reflection: Strategies and Capacity. Paper presented at the AERA, Chicago.
  • Schrier, L. L. (2014, November 12). How ESL Student Teaching is Different. Paper presented at the Iowa Culture and Language Conference, Coralville, Iowa.
  • Schrier, L. L. (2014, July 14). Dual Language Teacher Preparation: Making the case for differentiated endorsements. Panel discussant at the American Association of the Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Panama City, Panama.
  • Schrier, L. L. (2013, April 19). Advocacy and Curricular Innovation: Helping our Latin Programs through Action Research. Workshop lead at the Classical Association of the MIddle West and South, University of Iowa.
  • Schrier, L. L. (2012, April 15). Putting Research into Practice-Editors' Perspectives. Roundtable discussant at the AERA, Vancouver, BC-Canada.
  • Schrier, L. L. (2011, November). "Writing and Reviewing for Foreign Language Journals" . Panel discussant at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Denver, Colorado.

Selected Contracts and Grants

  • Schrier, Leslie Lisbeth (Principal Investigator), Plakans, Lia Margaret (Co-Investigator), & Wesely, Pamela Mary (Senior Personnel), "Bridging academic content and English language learning to prepare Iowa teachers of English Learners (EL Bridge Project)," Sponsored by US Department of Education, Office of English Language Acquisition, Federal Government, $1874029. (April, 2012).
  • Schrier, Leslie Lisbeth (Principal Investigator), "Foreign Language Assistance Program-Chinese-Iowa-Cheers Foreign Language Assistance Program -Chinese-Texas-FACES," Sponsored by US Department of Education, Federal Government, $608450.00. (August, 2010–July, 2015).
  • Schrier, Leslie Lisbeth (Principal Investigator), "Project RELEVANCE: Reaching English Language Educators Via Advanced Networked Collegiate Education," Sponsored by US Department of Education, Federal Government, $1195709. (July, 2007–May, 2013).
  • Schrier, Leslie Lisbeth (Principal Investigator), "Langnet: Materials for teaching culture," Sponsored by subcontract Unviersity of Maryland, College Park from USED, Federal Government, $25000.00. (June, 2005–June, 2007).
  • Schrier, Leslie Lisbeth (Principal Investigator), "LangNet: An Innovative Approach to Distance Learning and Teacher Training," Sponsored by National Foreign Language Center Washington DC, Federal Government, $25000.00. (November, 1999–July, 2004).
  • Schrier, Leslie Lisbeth (Principal Investigator), "LangNet: An Innovative Approach to Distance Learning and Teacher Training ," Sponsored by National Foreign Language Center-WashingtonDC, Federal Government, $15000.00. (January, 2001–July, 2001).
  • Schrier, Leslie Lisbeth (Principal Investigator), "Iowa Critical Languages Program: Final Phase, Ford Foundation, The University of Iowa, and Collaborating School Districts," Sponsored by Iowa Critical Languages Program: Final Phase, Ford Foundation, The University of Iowa, and Collaborating School Districts. Associate Director, Symposium Director, and Editor of Proceedings Book (1992-94). $100,000.00, Private, $100000.00. (January, 1992–December, 1994).
  • Schrier, Leslie Lisbeth (Principal Investigator), "Teacher Education Alliance: Iowa Distance Education Alliance-Iowa's Star Schools Project," Sponsored by US Department of Education Sub-contract from Iowa State University, Federal Government, $120000.00. (January, 1992–December, 1994).
  • Schrier, Leslie Lisbeth (Senior Personnel), "Toward a Prototype Training Model for U. S. Immersion Teachers," Sponsored by The Ohio State University (Grant No.81-1502, Elizabeth B. Bernhardt, Principal Investigator), Researcher,, Educational Institution, $50000.00. (January, 1987–December, 1992).
  • Schrier, Leslie Lisbeth (Senior Personnel), "An Analysis of Secondary School Student's Proficiency Levels in Reading Unedited Materials in French, German, or Spanish," Sponsored by Office of Postsecondary Education, Ohio State University (Grant No. G008540768, Edward D. Allen, Director), Materials Coordinator, Federal Government, $10000.00. (January, 1985–December, 1988).