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Dolly J. Young has a B.A. in Spanish, an M.A. in Latin American Studies and a Ph.D. in Foreign Language Education from the University of Texas at Austin. She currently trains and observes graduate students in Spanish who teach first and second-year Spanish courses in MFLL.
Her research areas include second language acquisition, teaching with technology, materials development, second language reading, and affect (anxiety) in language learning. She has published three readers in three foreign languages, Spanish, French and German, (Harcourt) edited two volumes on foreign language anxiety (Prentice Hall; McGraw-Hill), and was a guest editor in 2009 for a special issue on Language Anxiety and Learning Disabilities for Foreign Language Annals. She co-wrote a second-year content-oriented, task-based Spanish textbook, ¿Qué te parece? (McGraw-Hill) and recently published Vívelo (2010, Wiley), a first-year college level Spanish textbook.
She has numerous publications in refereed practical and research-oriented journals, such as The Modern Foreign Language Journal, Foreign Language Annals, Hispania, Applied Language Learning and CALICO. In 2008 she won the TFLTA Jacqueline Elliott Award.
In the fall of 2011, she implemented the hybrid course format in the first-year intensive Spanish courses.
- Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin