Stephen A. Freeman Award

Stephen A. Freeman Award for Best Published Article

About the Award

This award is endowed with the interest from a grant by Stephen A. Freeman of Middlebury College. It has been awarded since 1968 at the discretion of the Board of Directors to recognize the best published article on teaching techniques to have appeared in a professional journal during the preceding year.

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2017 Freeman Award Winner: Tony Houston 

Tony Houston’s article “Managing Depth and Breadth in the Business Spanish Course”, published in Hispania, Volume 98, Number 4 in December 2015, provides a framework for developing a business Spanish curriculum that allows for customization in order to make the learning personally meaningful to the students while at the same time reflecting best practices in second language acquisition, communicative language teaching, mindfulness, task-based and learner-centered instruction.  Tony includes insights as to how to create evidence that serves as an assessment of language proficiency as well as content mastery. He offers concrete examples of curriculum design, teaching/learning techniques and assessment, along with rubrics to navigate the complicated balance between depth and breadth of content knowledge.  Tony’s article can serve as an invaluable tool to an instructor who is developing a business Spanish course.

 

Past Winners
  • 2016: Mary Caitlyn Wight, SUNY Geneseo for  her article in the Foreign Language Annals, vol. 48, issue 1 entitled “Students with Learning Disabilities in the Foreign Language Learning Environment and the Practice of Exemption”
  • 2015: Cynthia Chalupa and Heiko ter Haseborg, West Virginia University, for their contribution to the NECTFL Review 74 entitled “Improving Student Motivation through Autonomous Learning Choices”
  • 2014: Maximilian Aue (posthumous award), Peter Hoeyng, Marianne K. Lancaster, Hiram H. Maxim and Caroline Schaumann, all of Emory University, for their article “Overcoming Curricular Bifurcation: A Departmental Approach to Curricular Reform,” Die Unterrichtspraxis/Teaching German 46, 1 (spring 2013)
  • 2011: Lina Lee, University of New Hampshire
  • 2009: Jason J. Goulah, DePaul University
  • 2008: Bonnie Adair-Hauck, University of Pittsburgh; Eileen W. Glisan, Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Keiko Koda, Carnegie Mellon University; Elvira Swender, ACTFL; S. Paul Sandrock, Wisconsin Dept. of Public Instruction
  • 2007: Teresa Pica, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2006: N. Ann Chenoweth, University of Texas – Pan American, & Kimmaree Murday, Indiana University – Purdue University
  • 2005: Wynne Wong, Ohio State University, & Bill VanPatten, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • 2004: Bonnie Adair-Hauck, University of PittsburghRichard Donato,University of Pittsburgh
  • 2003: Terry A. Osborn, University of Connecticut
  • 2002: Linda Quinn Allen, Iowa State University
  • 2001: Anita Vogely, SUNY Binghamton
  • 1999: Olenka Bilash, University of Alberta
  • 1998: Elizabeth Knutson, U. S. Naval Academy
  • 1991: Marva Barnett,  University of Virginia
  • 1990: Robert Terry, University of Richmond
  • 1989: Jay Siskin, Northwestern University; Emily Spinelli, University of Michigan at Dearborn
  • 1986: Charlotte Cole, Floy Miller,Walpole (MA) High School
  • 1985: Walter Blue, Donald Rice, Tamara Root, Hamline University
  • 1984: Renate A. Schulz, University of Arizona
  • 1983: Heidi Byrnes, Stefan Fink, Aureila Roman,Georgetown University
  • 1982: Claire Kramsch, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 1981: James M. Hendrickson, Lansing Community College
  • 1979: Diane W. Birckbichler, Ohio State University; Alice C. Omaggio, ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages & Linguistics
  • 1978: I.S.P. Nation, Victoria University
  • 1977: Christina Bratt Paulston, Howard R. Selekman
  • 1975: Thomas P. Carter, Dalhousie University
  • 1974: Robert J. Elkins, Theodore B.Kalivoda, Genelle Morain,University of Georgia
  • 1973: H. Ned Seelye, J. Lawrence Day
  • 1971: Michael Agatstein, Wheatley School
  • 1970: Frank Otto, Ohio State University
  • 1969: Sidney R. Smith, University of North Carolina