Ph.D., The Ohio State University
second languages and cultures
Curriculum & Instruction
254 Peik H
157 Pillsbury Dr SE
Areas of Expertise
Dual language and immersion education, content-based language instruction, language teacher education and development, foreign language education.
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.
CI 5670 Foundations of Dual Language and Immersion Education
CI 5671 Curriculum Development and Assessment for Dual Language and Immersion Classrooms
CI 5672 Language-Focused Instructional Practices and Strategies for Dual Language and Immersion Classrooms
CI 5660 (Special topics) Biliteracy Development in Dual Language and Immersion Classrooms
2013: Co-recipient of the ACTFL-MLJ Paul Pimsleur Award for Research in Foreign Language Education
2012: Fulbright Specialist in Education (Bilingual and Multilingual Education) – University of Vaasa, Finland
2004: Best Director of Graduate Studies, University of Minnesota Graduate School
1998: Emma Birkmaier Award for outstanding service and support for world language and culture education in Minnesota – Minnesota Council on the Teaching of Languages and Cultures
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.
Tedick, D. J. & Wesely, P. I. (in press). A review of research on content-based foreign/second language education in U.S. K-12 contexts. Language, Culture and Curriculum. [Special issue: Content-based Instruction and CLIL: Moving Forward into the 21st Century, edited by Jasone Cenoz & Yolanda Ruiz de Zarobe.]
Tedick, D. J. & Young, A. I. (2014 – advance access). Fifth grade two-way immersion students’ responses to form-focused instruction. Applied Linguistics, 1-25. doi: 10.1093/applin/amu066
Lyster, R. & Tedick, D. J. (2014). Research perspectives on immersion pedagogy: Looking back and looking forward. Journal of Immersion and Content-Based Language Education [Special issue: Language Immersion Education: A Research Agenda for 2015 and Beyond], 2(2), 210-224.
Tedick, D. J. (2013). Embracing proficiency and program standards and rising to the challenge: A response to Burke. Modern Language Journal, 97(2), 535-538.
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. (2009). K–12 Language teacher preparation: Problems and possibilities. Modern Language Journal, 93(2), 263-267.
Recent book chapters
Tedick, D. J. (in press). The United States of America: The paradoxes and possibilities of bilingual education. In P. Mehisto (Ed.), Building bilingual education systems: Forces, mechanisms and counterweights. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
Larsen-Freeman, D. & Tedick, D. J. (in press). Teaching world languages: Thinking differently. In D. H. Gitomer & C. A. Bell (Eds.) Handbook of research on teaching. Washington, DC: American Educational Research Association.
Young, A. I. & Tedick, D. J. (in press). Collaborative dialogue in a two-way Spanish/English immersion classroom: Does heterogeneous grouping promote peer linguistic scaffolding? In M. Sato & S. Ballinger (Eds.), Peer interaction and second language learning: Pedagogical potential and research agenda. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Tedick, D. J., & Fortune, T. W. (2013). Bilingual/immersion teacher education. In Carol A. Chapelle (Ed.). The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics (pp. 438-443). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell. doi: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0096
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.
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.