Florida Atlantic University; Boca Raton, FL
Summary of CV
Dr. Justin Patrick White
is an Associate Professor of Spanish, and Director of the Spanish Basic
Language Program at Florida Atlantic University. His primary research interests
and most recent endeavors are based in the area of instructional Second Language
Acquisition. His most recent work, "The effect of input-based instruction
type on the acquisition of Spanish accusative clitics" (Hispania, 2015), project from the role
of input in SLA to various input types. Of interest are isolated implicit
variables inherent in Structured Input (SI) activities compared with other
input-based instructional types such as Input Flood, Text Enhancement, alone,
and in combination with, each other. Some other publication venues include
Studies in Second Language Acquisition, the International Review of Applied Linguistics,
and he has a forthcoming co-authored book chapter on interactive tasks in the
language classroom with Routledge. He is currently working on a manuscript that
involves interviews with the original GiGi Stars – Hemingway’s neighborhood
youth league in Cuba.
Additionally, he is
currently the Vice Chair for the Special Interest Group for Research for ACTFL,
a annual presenting member at regional, national, and international conferences
annually, and he is actively conducting community outreach by offering language
teaching workshops to neighboring institutions. He believes in community
engagement and integrates Academic-service Learning at various levels of the
Spanish language curriculum.
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Statement of Candidacy
am an Associate Professor of Spanish/Second Language Acquisition, and Director
of the Spanish Basic Language Program Florida Atlantic University. I have
directed a large diverse language program for six years, lead workshops on
language teaching/acquisition at neighboring institutions, and published
research on both.
have a range of research and pedagogical interests which include input processing,
the role instruction plays in SLA, interactive task design and development, and
Academic-service Learning. I am also interested in implementing what we know
about language acquisition through research and theory in the design of
hybrid-language programs. Of particular interest are the creation and
implementation of psycholinguistically motivated materials into the L2
hybrid-course design. I view SLA research being at the core of decisions we
make in language instruction and I seek to increase
awareness and accessibility for educators and researchers to these findings. I
also view the textbook publishers’ role in providing sound materials as
instrumental in this process.
elected I anticipate contributing the dialogue on both the research and
pedagogical fronts at the local (Florida Foreign Language Association) and
national / international levels (ACTFL, AATSP). I will bring to the table my
range of interests and areas of expertise to AATSP in order to further teacher
training and program development. I am also organized and a forward thinker
that seeks to contribute to our profession in both research and praxis.
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