Professor Chantelle Warner has been awarded a Research Priorities Grant from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) for the project “Poetics and Play in Language Teaching and Learning: A Multiliteracies Approach.” The project considers how poetic and playful texts can expand language learners’ awareness of language and intercultural awareness. In order to answer this, Professor Warner’s research draws directly from classroom-based studies conducted in the German language program at the University of Arizona, which she has directed for the last several years.
Some of the lessons at the focus of Professor Warner’s project for the Research Priorities Grant are based in an ongoing project, Foreign Languages and the Literary in the Everyday (FLLITE), which she has led together with two colleagues (Carl Blyth, University of Texas Austin, & Joanna Luks, Cornell University). This project is supported by the Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language and Literacy (CERCLL), which Dr. Warner co-directs, and the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (COERLL), at the University of Texas, Austin. Professor Warner is also currently leading a professional learning group related to the project, together with German Studies alum, Dr. Diane Richardson (University of Florida).