065 Textbook problems with learning Spanish, literally

Anne Marie Guerrettaz smiling at camera with blury background.

Anne Marie Guerrettaz is trying to figure something out: in Spanish foreign language classrooms, are the teaching or instructional materials helping or hindering students who are learning to speak Spanish? With the help of some recent recognition and grants, she plans to find an answer, along with potential solutions if things aren’t quite up to par. Plus, we learn that Anne Marie is a self-proclaimed “big dork.”

056 A Fulbright to Macedonia and #AgentOfChange

WSU College of Education professor Joy Egbert has received a Fulbright Specialist Award and in March will spend three weeks in Macedonia.

It’s not the first time Joy has traveled abroad for Fulbright. Many years ago, she traveled to Russia. Since that time came more experience and more wisdom; an outlook that Joy recognizes will help her more on this trip.

She talks to us about the impending travel, her theories on immersive language acquisition, the role of a mentor, and what makes her an #AgentOfChange… all while she’s on a sugar high.