Melanie Schneider Associate Professor

  • Office Location: Winther 3042
  • Phone: (262) 472-5439
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  • Department(s): Curriculum and Instruction
Melanie Schneider

Instructor for:
CIGENRL/ESL 350/550- Introduction to ESL and Bilingual -Bicultural Education
CIGENRL/ESL 403/603- ESL Methods and Curriculum
CIGENRL/ESL 405/605- Assessment in the ESL/Bilingual Classroom
CIGENRL 723- Issues, Perspectives and Directions: A Professional Seminar in Education

Educational Background:
B.A. Educational Psychology, The Paracollege - St. Olaf College
M.A. TESOL - Teachers College, Columbia University
Ed.D. Applied Psycholinguistics, SLA Emphasis - Boston University
Licensure: Wisconsin 395 (ESL, PreK-12)

Professional Experience:

  • Head Start Teacher Assistant Teacher – Bloomingdale Family Program, New York City (1974-76)
  • EFL Teacher – Institute of North American Studies, Barcelona, Spain (1977-80)
  • Assistant Professor – Ohio University, M.A. TESOL Program, Dept. of Linguistics (1986-88)
  • Associate Professor – Beloit College, TESL and Linguistics Programs (1991-2006)
  • Gastprofessorin (Visiting Professor), Augsburg University, Dept. of German as a Second/Foreign Language, Augsburg, Germany (2004-05)
  • ESL Teacher – Beloit Public Schools (Beloit Memorial High School, 2006-09)
  • Assistant Professor – UW-Whitewater, Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction (2009-present)

Professional Service:
American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL)
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Wisconsin Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (WITESOL)
Beloit League of Women Voters
Site Level Team, Beloit Memorial High School

Lines of Research or Creative Activity:
Bongartz, C., & Schneider, M. L.  (2003).  Linguistic development in social contexts: A study of two brothers learning German.  The Modern Language Journal, 87(1), 13-37.
Others listed in C.V.

Personal Interests/Hobbies:
Tennis, perennial gardens, cross-country skiing

Favorite Quote:
"Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn't have the power to say yes. As for accomplishments, I just did what I had to do as things came along."
- Eleanor Roosevelt