Diane Tedick, professor in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction, and Tara W. Fortune, Immersion Projects Director for the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition received the 2016 Paul Pimsleur Award for Research in Foreign Language Education from the National Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations (NFMLTA) in cooperation with the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.
According to the NFMLTA website, The Paul Pimsleur Award for Research in Foreign is “among the most prestigious awards in language studies, it is awarded to the author(s) of an outstanding research study in foreign or second language education published during the previous calendar year.”
The award recognizes Dr. Tedick and Dr. Fortune’s co-authored paper, “Oral proficiency development of English Proficient K–8 Spanish immersion students” (Modern Language Journal, 2015) as an outstanding contribution to the field of foreign language research.
Dr. Tedick also received the Paul Pimsleur award in 2013 for a co-authored paper along with Laurent Cammarata of the University of Alberta.
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