Kathleen Farrell Whitworth

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Room: 796 Curtin Hall
Phone: 414-229-5966
e-mail: ktfw@uwm.edu


Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University, May 2006

Current Research Interests:

Language Development during Study Abroad
Second Language Acquisition
Language Socialization
Language Varieties in French
Subject Positioning and its effect on access to French during study abroad
Identity confrontation and negotiation during study abroad
Stereotypes and gender issues in French instruction

Current Teaching Interests:

Second language writing
Second language reading
L1 and L2 use in the foreign language classroom

Other Relevant Activities:

Rotary International Youth Exchange Program
Coordinator of lower division French, UW-Milwaukee (Spring 2007 and Spring 2008)
Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research, The Pennsylvania State University

Recent Publications:

Kinginger, C. & Farrell Whitworth, K. (2005). "Gender and Emotional Investment in Language Learning during Study Abroad." CALPER Working Papers Series, No. 2. The Pennsylvania State University, Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research.

Kinginger, C. & Farrell, K. (2004). Assessing Development of Meta-Pragmatic Awareness in Study Abroad. Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, X, 19-42.