Dr. Amber Navarre is the 2018 winner of ACTFL Award for Excellence in Foreign Language Instruction Using Technology (post-secondary). Her book, Technology-Enhanced Teaching and Learning of Chinese as a Foreign Language, published by Routledge Chinese Language Pedagogy series, is now available on Amazon.
This book provides new and experienced teachers of Chinese
with a timely review and evaluation of the use of technology in the language
classroom. It draws from second language acquisition theories and
empirical studies to demonstrate the use of technologies in facilitating
language learning. With a strong practical and pedagogical focus, this is an
ideal resource for current and prospective teachers of Chinese as a Foreign
Key features include:
and analysis of technologies in use
and methods to evaluate instructional technologies
tables presenting the key functions of each technology tool
Online resources include up-to-date information on new technologies and tools to address the ever-changing nature of the topic.
About the author:
Amber Navarre holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics and an M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. A language teacher and a teacher trainer. Dr. Navarre specializes in second language acquisition, technology-enhanced language learning, and curriculum design. She was awarded ACTFL/Cengage Award for Excellence in Foreign Language Instruction Using Technology with IALLT (2018), Gitner Award for Innovation in Teaching with Technology (2017) and Blackboard Exemplary Course Program Award (2018). Dr. Navarre has taught Mandarin Chinese at the Pennsylvania State University, University of Colorado at Boulder, and Boston University, for the latter two institutions she also served as the Coordinator of Chinese Program. She has been giving talks and teacher training workshops nationwide. Her current projects involve 1) self-guided online learning, 2) multimodal literacy, 3) project-based learning, and 4) content-based language curriculum.