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Teresa Bell

Associate Chair
German and Russian
Email: tbell@byu.edu

3102 JFSB
Provo, UT 84602

Biography

Teaching Experience

Teresa Reber Bell joined the faculty of the Department of German and Russian at BYU in August 2013. She teaches German 377/378 (German Teaching Methods), FLANG 276 (Exploring Foreign Language Teaching), and German. She supervises the student instructors and the student teachers and is the advisor for the German Teaching Major. Shealso oversees the annual German Fair.

From 2002-2013 she was a faculty member of the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics at the University of Oklahoma. She graduated from the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching at the University of Arizona in May 2001. From August 2000-April 2002 she taught German at the University of Pittsburgh. At the University of Oklahoma she teaches the foreign language teaching methods course, second language acquisition, phonetics, and German.

Research

Since May 2009, she teaches the online methods course for the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. In 2008, she was President of the Oklahoma Foreign Language Teachers’ Association. In April 2009, she was awarded the Longmire Prize for dedication to teaching and the scholarship of teaching. In 2012, she was elected the 2012 Foreign Language Teacher of the Year for the state of Oklahoma. In 2013, she received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Oklahoma Foreign Language Teachers’ Association. In 2018, she received the Excellence in Post-Secondary Teaching Award from SWCOLT.

She regularly presents at ACTFL, CSCTFL, and SWCOLT. Her research focuses on successful FL teaching and learning and foreign language teacher development. Since April 2016 she has been serving as the ACTFL Program Review Coordinator for the Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP).

Her recent research projects can be viewed at: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Teresa_Bell3

Research Interests

Native speaker perception of non-native speaker production of written and spoken German, teacher and student beliefs regarding language teaching, proficiency levels for teacher candidates, language teacher preparation

Teaching Interests

German language and culture, second language acquisition, foreign language teaching methods

Education

  • Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching, , University of Arizona (2001)
  • MA in German Literature, , Brigham Young University (1992)

Honors and Awards

  • Excellence in Post-Secondary Teaching, Southwest Conference on Language Teaching (2018 - 2018)
  • Excellence in Teaching, Oklahoma Foreigh Language Teachers' Association (2013 - 2013)
  • Finalist, Southwest Conference on Language Teaching Teacher of the Year, Southwest Conference on Language Teaching (2012 - 2012)
  • Oklahoma Foreign Language Teacher of the Year , State of Oklahoma (2011 - 2012)
  • The Longmire Prize for Teaching and the Scholarship of Teaching , University of Oklahoma, College of Arts and Sciences (2009 - 2009)

Memberships

  • Faculty Women Association (2013 - Present)
  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (1994 - Present)

Professional Citizenship

  • Editorial Review Board Member, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (2019 - Present)
  • Committee/Council Chair, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Standards Revision Task Force (2017 - Present)
  • Board Member, Christkindlmarkt SLC (2016 - Present)
  • Committee/Council Member, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages edTPA Task Force (2016 - Present)
  • Board Member, American Association of Teachers of German (2014 - Present)
  • Board Member, Hobble Creek Elementary PTA (2016 - 2017)
  • Board Member, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation National Audit Team (2015 - 2016)
  • Officer (specify in Other), American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Teacher Development Special Interest Group (2014 - 2016)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages/Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (2008 - 2015)
  • Committee/Council Member, Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (2013 - 2013)
  • Committee/Council Member, Oklahoma Commission for Teacher Preparation ACTFL Representative (2010 - 2013)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Program Review Advisory Board (2010 - 2013)
  • Committee/Council Member, Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (2008 - 2013)
  • Committee/Council Member, Oklahoma Foreign Language Chairpersons’ Council (2005 - 2013)
  • Committee/Council Member, Foreign Languages in Elementary Schools Task Force (2003 - 2013)
  • Committee/Council Chair, Outstanding Intern Selection Committee Chair (2002 - 2013)
  • Committee/Council Chair, Outstanding Senior Selection Committee Chair (2002 - 2013)
  • Other, Write NCATE Specialized Professional Association (SPA) reports for French, German, and Spanish B.A. teacher preparation programs (2002 - 2013)
  • Committee/Council Member, Citizens’ Advisory Council for the City of Norman and Norman Public Schools (2012 - 2013)
  • Board Member, Staff Professional Development Committee, Norman Public Schools, Parent Representative (2012 - 2013)
  • Officer (specify in Other), Roosevelt Elementary School Parent Teacher Association President (2012 - 2013)
  • Guest Speaker, Volunteer German teacher at Roosevelt Elementary School for PreK-4th grades (2007 - 2013)
  • Officer (specify in Other), Oklahoma Foreign Language Teachers’ Association (2005 - 2009)
  • Committee/Council Member, Southwest Conference on Language Teaching (2008 - 2009)
  • Conference-Related Role, Southwest Conference on Language Teaching Annual Conference (2008 - 2009)
  • Committee/Council Member, University of Oklahoma Ambassadors for Teacher Improvement Committee (2003 - 2008)
  • Committee/Council Member, ACTFL-MLJ Pimsleur Award for Research in Foreign Language Education Selection Committee (2008 - 2008)
  • Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (1999 - 2000)

Courses Taught

Publications

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Presentations

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