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Kathy Harris

Research Faculty, LLTR
Assistant Professor, Applied Linguistics

Contact

harriska@pdx.edu

Ph.D. Linguistics, Northwestern University 1995B.A. Business Administration, Lewis and Clark College 1984

Courses Taught

  • LING 410/510: Selected Topics: Teaching Adult ESL
  • LING 475/575: Curriculum Design & Materials Development
  • LING 477/577: TESOL Methods I
  • LING 478/578: TESOL Methods II

Research Interests

  • Teacher learning
  • Video in pre-service and in-service teacher learning
  • Classroom second language acquisition
  • Teaching and learning issues with low educated second language and literacy acquisition (LESLLA) learners

Representative Publications

  • Ramírez-Esparza, N., Harris, K., Hellermann, J., Richard, C., Kuhl, P. K., & Reder, S. (2012).
    Socio-interactive practices and personality in adult learners of English with little formal
    education. Language Learning, 62(2), 541-570.
  • Harris, K. & Allen, D. (2012). ELL-U: Working with Emergent Readers. Learner Web Learning Plan for Professional Development. Retrieved from literacyworkslincs.learnerweb.org
  • Harris, K. & Allen, D. (2011). ELL-U: Teaching Vocabulary. Learner Web Learning Plan for Professional Development. Retrieved from literacyworkslincs.learnerweb.org
  • Harris, K. A. (2005). Same activity, different focus. Focus On Basics:  Connecting Research and
    Practice, 8(A).
  • Reder, S., Harris, K., & Setzler, K. (2003). The multimedia adult ESL learner corpus. TESOL
    Quarterly, 37(3), 546-557.