Header Image Header Image

Archived Content from Conference Held in June 2005 

Home | Themes | Workshops | Schedule | Registration | Location & Accommodations

Voice and Vision in Language Teacher Education:

2005 Conference on Language Teacher Education

Summary of Theme IV Plenary Presentation:
"What language teachers need to know about literacy"

Catherine Snow, Harvard University

Literacy functions, in various language learning situations, either as the largest challenge or as a major support for and route to language development. What does research tell us about the likely course of 2nd language literacy development? What are, exactly, the differences between learning to read a second language and learning to read in a second language?

Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) • 140 University International Center • 331 - 17th Ave SE • Minneapolis, MN 55414