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Heather Willis Allen

Heather Willis Allen

Expert in second language learning and teaching

Assistant professor, French and second language acquisition College of Letters and Science Work: 608-262-3941 — Home and cell phones available upon request Home page


  • Language-learning motivation
  • Cognition and professional development of foreign language teachers
  • Linguistic and motivational impact of study abroad experiences


  • Author, "Educating the future foreign language professoriate for the 21st century" (with Hiram H. Maxim, Heinle Cengage, 2011)
  • Project director, the Professional Development for College Foreign Language Teachers (Title VI LRC funding, 2010-14)
  • Member, Modern Language Association Executive Committee on the Teaching of Language (2011-15)