Dr. Judy, Liskin-Gasparro, Consultant

Bridging the Digital Gap Through Standards & Technology
Judith Liskin-Gasparro is Associate Professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Iowa, where she also co-directs FLARE, an interdisciplinary doctoral program in Second Language Acquisition. She teaches courses in teaching methods, second language acquisition, and Spanish language and applied linguistics. Until recently she was the director of the elementary and intermediate Spanish program. She is the co-author of two college-level Spanish textbooks published by Prentice Hall. Her research on the acquisition of second/foreign language speaking skills and the assessment of student learning outcomes
has been published in leading journals, and she is a frequent presenter on pedagogical topics at conferences and professional development workshops for language instructors at all levels. She is the Associate Editor for Reviews of The Modern Language Journal, as well as the co-editor of the Prentice Hall Professional Library Series of monographs on foreign language teaching and learning. Dr. Liskin-Gasparro was one of the developers of the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines in the early 1980s. She designed and led ACTFL’s first oral proficiency testing workshops, and she also trained the first generation of oral proficiency tester trainers.