|Name:||W. Keith Corbitt|
|Address:||Dept. Foreign Languages & Literatures
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858-4353
B.A. International Studies, High Point University
A.A. Spanish & Caribbean Studies, Monterey Peninsula College
M.A. Foreign Language Pedagogy, University of Delaware
M.A. Second Language Acquisition, Indiana University
ABD Foreign Language Education, Indiana University
AREAS OF INTEREST
Keith Corbitt has taught Spanish in the traditional program as well as the Modified Foreign Language Program at ECU. He has an MA in Foreign Language Pedagogy from the University of Delaware, where he was awarded the prestigious University of Delaware Excellence in Teaching award in 2002. He is currently a Ph.D. Candidate at Indiana University. His dissertation explores the metacognitive strategies at-risk students of Spanish utilize while performing non-reciprocal listening tasks. His research interests are twofold: 1) The foreign language learning styles and strategies of at-risk foreign language students and 2) second language and foreign language assessment with a special focus on validity and reliability studies. He has presented and published in the fields of teacher training and foreign language education.
Instructor of Foreign Language Methods, Universidade Federal da Paraíba, Brazil (2005-2007)
Instructor of English, Universidad de Granada, Spain (2003)
National Network for Early Language Learning
Indiana Foreign Language Teachers Association
Indiana Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
Kentucky World Language Association
GELNE – Grupo de Estudos Lingüísticos do Nordeste, Brasil
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS & GUEST LECTURERS
"The Preferred Learning Styles and Strategies of Students in Modified Foreign Language Programs: A Pilot Study." TESOL/Applied Linguistics Conference. ECU Feb 19th, 2011, published in TFLTA.
"Want to travel to South America, Africa and/or Europe? Learn Portuguese!" World Language Festival. Indiana University. Bloomington, Indiana. March 7th, 2008.
"When, Where and How to introduce Output Activities in a Processing Instruction driven Foreign Language Text". Indiana University. Bloomington, Indiana. Spanish and Portuguese Department New Student Orientation. August 24th, 2007.
"Realce Estético Aplicado ao Texto" The Federal University of Paraíba. João Pessoa, Brazil. Department of PLEI (Projeto Lingüístico Cultural para Estudantes Internacionais). May 10th, 2006.
"O que Input Processing significa para nós professores?" The Federal University of Paraíba. João Pessoa, Brazil. Department of PLEI (Projeto Lingüítico Cultural para Estudantes Internacionais). June 9th, 2006.