Dupuy, Beatrice
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Dupuy, Beatrice C

Dr. Dupuy is Professor of French and Applied Linguistics. She is co-director of the Center for Educational Resources in Culture, Language, and Literacy (CERCLL), a Title VI Center funded by the U.S. Department of Education, and Chair of the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program In Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT). Dr. Dupuy’s research focuses on language teacher professional development, literacy-based approaches to teaching and learning, and on experiential learning as a theoretical and practical framework for language education in home and study-abroad contexts. Her research has appeared in Foreign Language Annals, the Canadian Modern Language Review, System, Applied Language Learning, the French Review, L2Journal. Dr. Dupuy’s book-length projects include a first-year French textbook, Français Monde: Connectez-vous à la Francophonie (Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2011), co-authored with Robert Ariew (University of Arizona) and A Multiliteracies Framework for Collegiate Foreign Language Teaching (Pearson Higher Education, 2015) co-authored with Heather Willis Allen (University of Wisconsin, Madison) and Kate Paesani (Wayne State University), which outlines a coherent pedagogical framework grounded in texts and the concept of literacy for college foreign language programs. In Fall 2015, she was awarded a Research Priority Grant (Co-PI Dr. Kristen Michelson, University of Oklahoma) by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). Her colleagues Heather Willis Allen (University of Wisconsin, Madison), Kate Paesani (Wayne State University), and she, were contracted by ACTFL in Fall 2015, to produce a 7-webinar series based on their recent book. The series is entitled: Exploring Multiliteracies in Language Teaching (2016). 

Currently Teaching

FREN 578 – Multiliteracies in L2 Teaching and Learning: Theory, Research, and Practice

In this course, issues in L2 literacy extend beyond pedagogy by examining a wide range of theoretical and research issues. Students discuss how to bridge research and practice, create reading and writing activities grounded in theory and empirical investigations.

FREN 574 – Conceptualizing, Designing, and Directing Foreign Language Programs

The course provides an overview of the major issues facing Language Program Directors (LPDs) in language and literature departments today, from their roles and responsibilities to their position within their units, the professional challenges they face, and the tasks they have to complete. This will be achieved by providing background and research, by engaging future language program directors in reflecting about attitudes and beliefs about leadership and management styles, offering opportunities for dialogue with Language Program Directors working in a variety of language programs, and participating in applied tasks related to a number of issues examined in the course.