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Willard Heller

Adjunct Instructor of

Spanish and Student Teacher Supervisor

Welles 211A
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

Willard Heller has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2001.

Faculty Information


  • M.S. Ed., Elementary Education - SUNY Geneseo, 1983
  • B.SEd., SUNY College at Buffalo, 1977

Research Interests

LOTE Curriculum Design, Teaching Culture, Technology Integration

Publications and Professional Activities

  • "Cultural Perspective in the Language Classroom: Providing A Meaningful Context for Communication" with Jean LeLoup (SUNY Cortland) and Robert Ponterio (SUNY Cordland) NYSAFLT Journal, Winter, 2010, Vol. 61. No. 3, pp 11-36
  • “In Praise of the NYS LOTE Proficiency Exam” NYSAFLT Journal, Fall, 2005, Vol. 56, No. 3 , pp 19-20.
  • “Languages Other Than English and Middle School Education: A Perfect Match” NYSAFLT Journal, Fall 2003, Vol. 54, No. 3, pp 2-4.
  • “The Impact of Certification Changes for K-12 LOTE Instruction.” NYSAFLT Journal, Spring 2002, Vol. 53, No. 2, pp 20-21.
  • "Developing a Standards-based Local Curriculum Guide" in Willard Heller, Ed. From ABC to PhD ~ Foreign Language Proficiency for All. NYSAFLT Annual Meeting Series, No. 17, 2000
  • "Creating a Culture Curriculum." in Anita J. Vogely, Ed. Foreign Languages On the Threshold of Tomorrow. NYSAFLT Annual Meeting Series, No. 16, 1999: pp 39-46
  • "Integrating Technology in the Language Classroom: A Common-Sense Approach." in En Español 1 - Teacher's Edition. Evanston, IL: McDougal-Littell, 2000. pp T56-T58.


  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL)
  • Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foregin Language (NECTFL)
  • New York Association of Foreign Language Teachers (NYSAFLT)
  • Western New York Foreign Language Educators Council (WNYFLEC)
My Classes

Span 320:
Workshop in Spanish

    This course helps students acquire knowledge and develop skills necessary to conduct communicative lessons within Spanish-language cultures. Students explore topics of interest to middle and high school students, review and practice grammatical structures necessary to conduct class in Spanish and present two peer micro-teach lessons. Content and skills required for success on the Spanish CST and oral OPI provide a secondary focus of this course. Preerequisites: SPAN 301 or permission of instructor. Offered every spring

Intd 302:
Methods&Matls-Sec Ed:

    This course provides the theory and practice of foreign language instruction at the middle school and secondary high school levels including the state and national foreign language standards and the application of modern technologies to foreign language instruction. Students apply the theory to the development of instructional materials, lesson plans, and a communicative unit plan. Prerequisites: INTD 203, EDUC 204, and SPED 205. Corequisites: FREN 320 or SPAN 320. Offered every spring