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Languages and Cultures

William Keith Corbitt

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Languages and Cultures

Address:
224 Mitchell Hall
West Chester, PA 19383


Phone: 610-436-2700
Fax: 610-436-3048


Dr. Cristóbal Cardemil-Krause
Acting Chair July 2018-June 2019

William Keith Corbitt

William Keith Corbitt

  • Supervisor: Modern Language Teacher Education Program
  • Associate Professor of Languages
  • M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University
  • M.A., University of Delaware
  • B.A., High Point University
  • A.A., Monterey Peninsula College

Research Interests

  • Styles and Strategies Based Instruction
  • Teacher Training
  • Effects of Study Abroad on Foreign Language Production
  • Second and Foreign Language Assessment
  • The Teaching of Foreign Languages to Students with Special Needs
  • Portuguese as a Foreign Language

Recent Publications/Activities

Publications

  • Corbitt, W. K. Learning styles and metacognitive awareness: How they affect the L2 listening process of students in a modified foreign language program (MFLP).  SCOLT Dimension (Forthcoming).
  • Corbitt, W. K, & Malovrh P. A. Processing instruction and multisensory language learning: teaching Spanish to at-risk foreign language learners. PacSLRF Proceedings. 2017.
  • Corbitt, W. K. The preferred foreign language learning styles and perceived strategy use of at-risk students in a modified foreign language program. The TFLTA Journal, 3. 2012.

Conference Presentations

  • “Pennsylvania Teacher Educator’s Roundtable: Teacher and Teacher Educator Concerns” The Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association Fall Conference. Erie, PA. Oct. 13, 2016.
  • “Assessing the Effects of ACTFL/LTI OPI and WPT Data on Curriculum Development” The 50th Annual Conference of the Foreign Language Association of North Carolina. Durham, NC. October 7, 2016.
  • “Processing Instruction and multisensory language learning: Meeting the needs of at-risk learners” The Pacific Second Language Research Forum. Tokyo, Japan. September 10, 2016.
  • “ACTFL OPI and WPT data: Now we have it, what do we do with it?” Georgetown University Round Table (GURT): Useful Assessment and Evaluation in Language Education. Washington, DC. March 11, 2016.
  • “L2 Listening: The relationship between learning styles and strategy use for at-risk students of Spanish in a Modified Foreign Language Program” The 49th Annual Conference of the Foreign Language Association of North Carolina. Durham, NC. Oct. 23, 2015
  • “Cooperative learning in the elementary language classroom” The Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association Fall Conference. King of Prussia, PA. October 16, 2015
  • “The effects of learning styles and strategy use on L2 reading for at-risk students of Spanish in a modified foreign language program” The 47th Annual Conference of the Foreign Language Association of North Carolina. Winston-Salem, NC. October 12, 2013.

Invited Lectures

  • “Matching learning styles and learning strategies.” Invited Lecture. Upper Merion ESL Visit to West Chester University. West Chester, PA. November 15, 2016.
  • “Differentiating instruction: Addressing learning styles and student motivation”. Invited Workshop. Teocali Academy. Liberia, Costa Rica. September 30, 2016.
  • “The effects of learning styles and strategy use on L2 reading” Invited Lecture. University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. Greensboro, NC. November 14, 2013.

Professional Responsibilities

  • Executive Council Member, Pennsylvania State Modern Language Association (2017 – 2020).
  • Board of Reviewers, Teacher’s Handbook, by Judy Shrum and Eileen Glisan, 5th Edition (2014).
  • Board of Reviewers, ACTFL/NCATE/CAEP (2014 - present).