Elizabeth M. Guthrie

Senior Lecturer Emerita in French, French & Italian
School of Humanities

PH.D., University of Illinois

Phone: (949) 824-6974
Email: eguthrie@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
355 Humanities Hall
Mail Code: 2925
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Second-language acquisition and teaching, Feminist pedagogy, Gender and language, foreign-language education
Research Abstract
As the director of the French Language Program, I direct the first- and second-year French courses and provide training, supervision, and support to Teaching Assistants in the Department. My research has focused on the classroom discourses that enable language learning and, more recently, on the ways in which institutional structures shape and constrain the teaching of foreign languages and the preparation of future faculty.

As a language teacher, I am committed to the principle that language cannot fruitfully be abstracted from its interactive contexts, whether written or oral. Thus, I encourage Teaching Assistants to make classroom interaction central in their language pedagogy and to bring to the language classroom the same awareness of language as text that they bring to the study of literature and culture.

"Old Practices, New Paradigms: Disciplinary Tensions in TA Training". In Benjamin Rifkin, ed.: Training, Mentoring, and Supervising TAs, Lecturers, and Adjunct Faculty.
Heinle and Heinle (forthcoming).

"Intake, Communication, and Second-Language Teaching". In Sandra Savignon and Margie Berns, Eds: Initiatives in Communicative Language Teaching.
Addison-Wesley (1984).

"Six Cases in Classroom Communication: A Study of Teacher Discourse in the Foreign-Language Classroom". In Angela LaBarca, ed.: Proceedings of the Delaware Symposium VI on Language Studies.
Ablex (1984).
Classroom Discourse and Linguistic Intake
Last updated