Dieter, Cortijo publish, present language research


Dec. 2, 2020

Gisela Dieter, a Slippery Rock University associate professor of modern languages and cultures, and Adelaida Cortijo, an SRU professor of modern languages and cultures, recently co-authored an article for the Pennsylvania Language Forum. Dieter also presented separate research at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages national conference.

Dieter and Cortijo's article, titled "Empowering Second Language Learners Through Intercultural Communicative Competence," highlighted the importance of addressing and integrating intercultural competence into language learning to train the future U.S. workforce on how to sustain successful intercultural communication.

PLF is a publication of the Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association, a nonprofit professional organization dedicated to the teaching and learning of languages and cultures from kindergarten through university levels.

Additionally, Dieter presented a virtual poster titled, "There's no App for That: Cultural Competence in Language Classrooms," at the ATFL national conference last month in collaboration with Indira Engel of Mary Our Queen High School from Omaha, Nebraska. ACTFL is a membership organization of more than 13,000 language educators and administrators from elementary through graduate education.