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Tedick

Diane Tedick

Associate Professor
Ph.D., The Ohio State University
second languages and cultures

Curriculum & Instruction
254 Peik H
157 Pillsbury Dr SE
Tel: 612/625-1081

Office hours:
by appointment

Areas of Interest

Dual language and immersion education, content-based language instruction, language teacher education and development, foreign language education.

Research Interests

As a former bilingual teacher, I have always been convinced that teaching language through content is the most effective approach to teaching second/foreign languages, and there is ample research evidence to support that conviction. My primary research interest focuses on the pedagogy required for the successful integration of language and content instruction, particularly in dual language and immersion contexts, where a world language (e.g., Chinese, Spanish), or indigenous language (e.g., Ojibwe, Yup’ik) is used as the vehicle for teaching academic subject matter.

This interest is reflected in a number of my research and development projects. My work centers on the pedagogy of dual language and immersion teachers. How do they learn to systematically integrate language instruction to maximize the language learning potential of the dual language/immersion model? I focus on research and evaluation projects that focus on this question and provide professional development opportunities for dual language and immersion teachers locally, nationally and internationally. I’m also engaged in projects that focus on student language development in dual language/immersion contexts. In addition, I serve as co-editor of the new international research journal, Journal of Immersion and Content-Based Language Education (JICB), published by John Benjamins.

For seven years I directed the CoBaLTT project — Content-Based Language Teaching with Technology — one of several projects funded by the University of Minnesota’s National Language Resource Center, which is housed in the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA). The CoBaLTT program offered professional development to K–16 foreign language and immersion teachers to learn how to harness innovative technological applications that support content-based language instruction. The online resource center that we developed during the span of the project remains available.

Selected Publications

  1. Sample books

    Cammarata, L., Tedick, D. J.& Osborne, T. (in progress). Teaching foreign languages: Content-based instruction for social justice. NY: Routledge/Taylor Francis.

    Tedick, D. J., Christian, D. & Fortune, T. W. (Eds.). (2011).Immersion education: Practices, policies, possibilities. Bristol, England: Multilingual Matters, Ltd.

    Fortune, T. W. & Tedick, D. J. (Eds.) (2008). Pathways to multilingualism: Evolving perspectives on immersion education. Clevedon, England: Multilingual Matters, Ltd.

    Tedick, D. J. (Ed.). (2005). Second Language Teacher Education: International Perspectives. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

  2. Sample book chapters/journal articles 

    Larsen-Freeman, D. & Tedick, D. J. (in progress). Teaching world languages. In D.H. Gitomer & C.A. Bell (Eds.). Handbook of Research on Teaching. Washington, DC: American Educational Research Association.

    Tedick, D. J., & Fortune, T. W. (in press). Bilingual/immersion teacher education. In Carol A. Chapelle (Ed.). The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

    Cammarata, L. & Tedick, D. J. (2012). Balancing content and language in instruction: The experience of immersion teachers. Modern Language Journal, 96(2), 251-269.

    Tedick, D. J. & Cammarata, L. (2012). Content and language integration in K-12 contexts: Student outcomes, teacher practices and stakeholder perspectives. Foreign Language Annals, 45(S1), S28-S53.

    Tedick, D. J., Christian, D., & Fortune, T. W. (2011). The future of immersion education: An invitation to ‘dwell in possibility’. In Tedick, D. J., Christian, D. & Fortune, T. W. (Eds.). Immersion education: Practices, policies, possibilities. Bristol, England: Multilingual Matters, Ltd.

    Broner, M. & Tedick, D.J. (2011). Talking in the 5th grade classroom: Language use in an early total Spanish immersion program. In Tedick, D. J., Christian, D. & Fortune, T. W. (Eds.). Immersion education: Practices, policies, possibilities. Bristol, England: Multilingual Matters, Ltd.

    Tedick, D. J. (2009). K–12 Language teacher preparation: Problems and possibilities. Modern Language Journal, 93(2), 263-267.

    Fortune, T. W., & Tedick, D. J. (2008). One-way, two-way, and indigenous immersion: A call for cross-fertilization In Fortune, T., & Tedick, D. J. (Eds.). Pathways to multilingualism: Evolving perspectives on immersion education. (pp. 3-21). Clevedon, England: Multilingual Matters, Ltd.

    Fortune, T. W., Tedick, D. J., & Walker, C. L. (2008). Integrated language and content teaching: Insights from the language immersion classroom. In Fortune, T., & Tedick, D. J. (Eds.). Pathways to multilingualism: Evolving perspectives on immersion education. (pp. 71-96). Clevedon, England: Multilingual Matters, Ltd.

    Fortune, T. W. & Tedick, D. J. (2003). What parents want to know about foreign language immersion programs. ERIC Digest, Washington, DC: Center for Applied Linguistics. http://www.cal.org/resources/digest/0304fortune.html