Dolly Jesusita Young, a professor in the Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, was recently a guest editor of a special volume of Foreign Language Annals, the premier national journal in second-language acquisition. This issue focuses on language anxiety and adult learning disabilities. Her Spanish textbook, ¡Vívelo!, debuts in January and is already becoming the textbook of choice in first-year Spanish.
Young’s research areas include teaching with technology, materials development, second-language acquisition, second-language reading, processing instruction, and the role of language anxiety in language learning. She has published readers in Spanish, French, and German, and a second-year Spanish textbook.
Dolly J. Young, Jane E. Berne, Pablo Muirhead, and Claudia Montoya, forthcoming January 2010. ¡Vívelo! 1st Edition Beginning Spanish, John Wiley & Sons: Hoboken, NJ.
Dolly J. Young, 2008. “An Empirical Investigation of the Effects of Blended learning on Student Outcomes in a Redesigned Intensive Spanish Course.” CALICO, 26: 1.
Dolly J. Young, 2007. “iPods, MP3 Players and Podcasts for FL Learning: Current Practices and Future Considerations.” NECTFL Review, 60: 39-49.
Dolly J. Young, 2006. “What Don’t You Understand? Understanding Misunderstandings in FL Reading.” The Southern Journal of Linguistics, 26: 66-87.
Jim Lee, Dolly J. Young and Darlene Wolf, 2004. ¿Qué te parece? (Intermediate Spanish Textbook), San Francisco: McGraw-Hill (3rd edition).
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