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Willard Heller

Adjunct Lecturer of Spanish and Student Teacher Supervisor
Welles 3A
585-245-6394
heller@geneseo.edu

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

Willard Heller

Office Hours: Fall 2019

  • TR 8:00-8:30 a.m. and 9:45-10:30 a.m.
  • and by appointment

Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • M.S. Ed., Elementary Education, SUNY Geneseo, 1983

  • B.SEd., SUNY College at Buffalo, 1977.

Affiliations

  • American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL)

  • Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Forgein Language (NECTFL)

  • New York Association of Foreign Language Teachers (NYSAFLT)

  • Western New York Foreign Language Educators Council (WNYFLEC)

Publications

  • "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.

More About Me

Research Interests

  • LOTE curriculum design
  • Teaching culture
  • Technology integration

Other Interests

  • Independent Catholic rites
  • Residents summer camping for childres: 4-H and YMCA
  • Progressive politics and advocacy
  • LGBTQ advocacy

Classes

  • INTD 503: Tch Foreign Lang-ElemSchls-Lec

    Secondary foreign language teachers will need to extend their certification for 7-12 to include PreK-6. This course is designed to fulfill the 45-clock hour requirement to do so. Offered: when demand is sufficient

  • INTD 503: Tch Foreign Lang-ElemSchls-Act

    Secondary foreign language teachers will need to extend their certification for 7-12 to include PreK-6. This course is designed to fulfill the 45-clock hour requirement to do so. Offered: when demand is sufficient

  • SPAN 201: L/IntermSpan I:Educ&Counseling

    This course reviews the fundamentals of structure and continues to develop mastery of the four language skills in Spanish: (listening, speaking, reading and writing) correlated within a practice associated within the five core competency goals for foreign language learning: Communication, Cultures, Connections, Comparisons, and Communities. Oral and written exercises are included. Assignments include reading and news materials emphasizing cultural and contemporary topics as well as providing historical insight into the development of Spanish-speaking countries' values and policies. As indicated by course subtitle, vocabulary and readings focus on different specialty areas that may relate to students' interests, majors, and future professions. Students are not required to have a background in these areas to take a subtitled course. (May be taken twice under different subtitles.) Prerequisites: SPAN 102 or its equivalent. Credits: 3(3-0)