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Promoting Cultural Proficiency to Boost Outcomes for All Students

12/15/2016
CFP in Community-Based Learning and Second Language Instruction

Anne Fountain



President-Elect

Anne Fountain


San José State University; San José, CA



Fountain



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My professional background is comprehensive. I am currently a professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies at San José State University, but I’ve also taught in universities large and small in North Carolina, Mississippi, Florida, and in Mexico and have taught courses at all levels. I am the recipient of teaching awards from AATSP, the Southern Conference on Language Teaching (SCOLT) and the California Language Teaching Association (CLTA) and service awards from both AATSP and SCOLT. I was born in Argentina but have travelled throughout the Spanish-speaking world.

I’ve conducted teacher workshops in North Carolina and Florida and I led summer study programs to Yucatan for teachers and students from 1992 to 2004.

In research and scholarship I focus on Cuba, Mexico, U.S. Hispanic literature, and literary translation. I have seven books and numerous articles and contributions to books in both English and Spanish. My publications and presentations at conferences such as AATSP, ACTFL, state and regional foreign language associations, and Latin American Studies organizations are broad in scope: the Standards, curriculum development, articulation, immigrant communities in South America, translation issues, teaching poetry, advocacy, research strategies, popular culture, comparative literary studies, and, most consistently José Martí’s life and writings.

As my full c.v. shows, I have leadership experience in many organizations in addition to AATSP: ACTFL, SCOLT, SWCOLT, JNCL-NCLIS, the Foreign Language Association of North Carolina, and the South Eastern Council on Latin American Studies. I am a member of Sigma Delta Pi and Sigma Delta Mu and am a Life member of AATSP and MLA.

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Statement of Candidacy

AATSP has been part of my life since graduate student days at Indiana University. I am a life member, was chapter President in North Carolina, have published in Hispania and Enlace, presented at many AATSP conferences and headed the Membership and Projects and Development committees. I am the recipient of AATSP’s Outstanding Teaching award and the Distinguished Service Award. My professional leadership includes: The ACTFL Executive Council, the SWCOLT Board of Directors, and being Chair of SCOLT, President of a Latin American Studies association and President of Sigma Delta Mu.

Spanish and Portuguese are also part of my family. My daughter teaches Spanish (specialization linguistics), my son-in law teaches Portuguese, and my husband is a historian of Brazil and Panama. What you should know about me is that I am hard-working, energetic, enthusiastic, and collaborative.

Here is how I hope to serve AATSP: 1) Work to build membership among students and beginning teachers because they are our future. 2) Encourage AATSP presence in state and regional conferences. 3) Help to continue the important conversation about articulation. 4) Promote Portuguese as a world language from Portugal, the Azores and Madeira, to Brazil, Africa and East Asia. 5) Champion the importance of Hispania, and its new features, and the Spanish Portuguese Review. 6) Highlight the work of SPELL in promoting early language learning. 7) Contribute to AATSP advocacy efforts and support our advocacy voice in Washington D.C., JNCL-NCLIS. 8) Finally, I pledge to give generous support to the excellent work of our national office.

Thank you for your consideration. Gracias. Obrigada.

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