Anne Cummings Hlas, Ph.D.

Anne Hlas 2016
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  • Professor
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  • Languages
  • Latin American Studies
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Dr. Hlas is the author of Practical creativity: Language activities and ideas for your language classroom (2019) from Cognella Academic Publishing. In addition, she received the 2005 Emma Marie Birkmaier award for outstanding dissertation work from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages and more recently received an ACTFL Research Priority Grant to explore high-leverage teaching practices. In 2014 she was honored to receive the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Excellence in Research Award. Her research interests include second language teacher knowledge, teacher use of technology, and teacher target language use. She regularly publishes work in Foreign Language Annals, the Language Educator, and Hispania.


Teaching Interests

She regularly teaches the world language methods courses, second language acquisition, and beginning to advanced level Spanish courses. In addition, she loves learning new technologies, traveling, conferencing and spending time with her family and friends.

Research and Creative Activities

Dr. Hlas received the 2005 Emma Marie Birkmaier award for outstanding dissertation work from the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages and more recently received an ACTFL Research Priority Grant to explore high-leverage teaching practices. In 2014 she was honored to receive the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Excellence in Research Award. Her research interests include second language teacher knowledge, teacher use of technology, and teacher target language use.

Education

She is a native of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, and received her bachelor's degree and master's degree in Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She received her doctoral degree in Foreign Language Education with a specialization in technology from the University of Iowa.

Published Research

Hlas, A.C. (2019). Practical Creativity: Activities and ideas for your language classroom. San Diego, CA: Cognella Publishing. https://titles.cognella.com/practical-creativity-9781516513338

Hildebrandt, S. & Hlas, A. C. (2018). Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Language Awareness, and edTPA. In P. Swanson & S. Hildebrandt (Eds.), Researching edTPA Problems and Promises: Perspectives from ESOL, English, and WL Teacher Education (pp. 143-161). Charlotte, North Carolina: Information Age Publishing. http://www.infoagepub.com/products/Researching-edTPA-Promises-and-Problems

Hlas, A.C. (2018). Grand challenges and great potential in foreign language teaching and learning. Foreign Language Annals, 1-9. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/flan.12317/abstract

Hlas, A.C., Neyers, K., & Molitor, S. (2017). Measuring student attention in the second language classroom. Language Teaching Research. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1362168817713766

Hlas, A. C., Conroy, K., Hildebrandt, S. (2017). Student Teachers and CALL: Personal and pedagogical uses and beliefs. CALICO Journal, 34(3), 336-354.

Hlas, A.C. (2016). Secondary teachers’ language usage: Beliefs and practices. Hispania, 99(2), p. 305-319.

Lindseth, M., Hlas, A. C., & Miller, J. S. (2015). Guided by ACTFL: Moving instructors and students forward. Language Educator, 10(1), p. 40-43.