Research Keywords

  • L2 Methodology
  • Dual Language Immersion
  • Language Variation and Change

Presentations

  • Slater, R., & Watzinger-Tharp, J. 2018. Dual Language Immersion and Student Achievement in Utah Public Schools. ACTFL. New Orleans, November. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/17/2018.
  • Watzinger-Tharp, J. & C. Chalupa. (2018). Using the National German Exam to Develop Interpretive Communication Skills. ACTFL. November 15-18, New Orleans, LA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/17/2018.
  • Watzinger-Tharp, J., & Rubio, F. (2018). Promoting Vertical Articulation through Proficiency Targets and AP Tasks. Southwest Conference on Language Teaching (SWCOLT), Feb. 22-25, Santa Fe, NM. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 02/22/2018.
  • Watzinger-Tharp, J. 2017. The Utah Dual Language Immersion Model: Principles and Practices. Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Kiel, Germany, December 13. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 12/13/2017.
  • Watzinger-Tharp, J. & Chalupa, C. (2017). The AATG National German Exam: Strategies for Success. ACTFL. Nashville, TN, November. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/18/2017.
  • Watzinger-Tharp, J. & Leite, J. 2017. English Learners' Performance in Dual Language Immersion. ACTFL. Nashville, TN, November. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/18/2017.
  • Watzinger-Tharp, J., & Rubio, F. 2017. Utah Dual Language Immersion: Proficiency Assessment Results. DLI National Research Alliance, ACTFL. Nashville, TN, November. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/18/2017.
  • Watzinger-Tharp, J. The Utah DLI Bridge Program. 2017. National Humanities Conference. Boston, MA, November. (Panelist). Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/11/2017.
  • Watzinger-Tharp, J. 2017. K-16 Articulation and Alliances. Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention. January. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/07/2017.
  • Academic Achievement and Language Proficiency of Utah Dual Language Immersion Students. ACTFL. Boston, MA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/20/2016.
  • "Keys to Academic Success: Promoting and Assessing Linguistic Competencies" (invited panelist) Symposium at Herder-Institut, University of Leipzig. Other, Presented, 11/05/2016.
  • Situating Dual Immersion Data in Curricular and Instructional Contexts. 6th International Conference on Language Immersion Education, Minneapolis, MN. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/22/2016.
  • English Learners in Utah’s Dual Language Immersion. 6th International Conference on Language Immersion Education, Minneapolis, MN. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/21/2016.
  • Validating Multiple Varieties in the L2 Classroom. 21st Germanic Linguistics Annual Conference. Provo, Utah. May, 2015. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/07/2015.
  • Assessing the Academic Learning of Utah Students in Dual Language Immersion Programs. Fifth International Conference on Language Immersion Education. Salt Lake City, UT, October 2014. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/09/2014.
  • Educating Teachers for Integrated Content and Language Instruction in Utah’s Immersion Programs. International Expert Workshop, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany. July 2014. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/25/2014.
  • “Presentational Speaking: Cultural Comparison in the AP German Course.” Annual Conference of the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/23/2013.
  • Conference Session: Developing Translingual and Transcultural Competence in Language Programs. Annual Convention of the Modern Language Association (MLA). January 3-6, 2013. Boston, MA. Other, Presented, 01/06/2013.
  • Watzinger-Tharp, J. (2012). “Lessons Learned: The New AP Language and Culture Exams.” ACTFL. Philadelphia, PA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/17/2012.
  • Watzinger-Tharp, J. & P. Meyers. (2012). "Assessment for AP German Language and Culture and Beyond.” Annual Conference of the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). November 16-18, 2012. Philadelphia, PA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/16/2012.
  • Swenson, K. & J. Watzinger-Tharp. (2012). Setting a Research Agenda for Dual Language Immersion in Utah.” Fourth International Conference on Language Immersion Education. Center for Advanced Research and Language Acquisition. St. Paul, Minnesota, October 18-20, 2012. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/19/2012.
  • Are Global, International, Area and Foreign Language Studies Connected? “ Reset / Reboot / Recoup: The New College Language and Cultural Studies Fourth Biennial German Studies Workshop University of Texas at Austin . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/02/2012.
  • “Don’t Let a Crisis Go to Waste.” Annual Convention of the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). November 18-20, 2011. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/19/2011.
  • “The Utah German Task Force: Collaborative Strategies for Survival.” Annual Meeting of the Modern Language Association (MLA), January 6-9. 2011. Los Angeles, CA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 01/07/2011.
  • "Improving Teacher Education and Preparation." STARTALK Teacher Certification Summit, Washington, DC, December 9-11, 2009. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 12/10/2009.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • Empirical and Conceptual Foundations for a Program of Externally Sponsored Research on Dual Language Immersion Pedagogy and Policy. PI: Johanna Watzinger-Tharp. Co-PI(s): Andrea Rorrer. College of Humanities/Associate VP for Interdisciplinary Studies, 10/15/2010 - 10/15/2011. Total project budget to date: $7,000.00
  • DLI & STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT. PI: WATZINGER-THARP,JOHANNA. AMER COUNCILS FOR INTNL EDUCAT, 07/01/2017 - 06/30/2019. Total project budget to date: $157,434.00

Languages

  • German, fluent.
  • Spanish, basic.

Geographical Regions of Interest

  • Europe
    Director of Kiel Intensive German & International Studies Program; Organizing internships in Berlin .
  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea
    Member of UU leadership team for the UU Asia Campus in Incheon, South Korea.

Publications

  • Watzinger-Tharp, J., Swenson, K. & Mayne, Z. Academic achievement of students in dual language immersion. The International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism.. Published, 08/11/2016.
  • Urlaub, P. & Watzinger-Tharp, J. (Eds.) (2016). The Interconnected Language Curriculum: Critical Transitions and Interfaces in Articulated K-16 Contexts. Boston: Heinle & Heinle. Published, 11/18/2016.
  • Are Global, International, Area and Foreign Language Studies Connected? In, Swaffar, J. and P. Urlaub (Eds.) (2014.) Transforming the Foreign Language Curriculum, Springer Verlag. Published, 09/01/2014.
  • Hayes-Harb, R. & Watzinger-Tharp, J. (2012). Accent, Intelligibility, and the Role of the Listener: Perceptions of English-accented German by Native German Speakers. Foreign Language Annals 45, 2: 260-282. Published, 05/01/2012.
  • Watzinger-Tharp, J. (Ed.) (2011). Connections. Living and Learning in Europe. Online Journal of the Rocky Mountain European Studies Consortium (RMESC). Center for the Study of Europe, Brigham Young University. Provo, Utah. Published, 09/01/2011.
  • Katz, S & Watzinger-Tharp, J. (Eds.) (2008). Conceptions of L2 Grammar: Theoretical Approaches and their Application in the L2 Classroom. Boston: Heinle & Heinle. Published, 11/01/2011.
  • Watzinger-Tharp, J. & S. Katz. (2007). TAs and Grammar Teaching: Beliefs, Knowledge, and Education. (2007) In Siskin, H.J. (Ed.) From Thought to Action: Exploring Beliefs and Outcomes in the Foreign Language Program, pp. 188-212. Boston: Heinle & Heinle. Published, 11/01/2007.
  • Watzinger-Tharp, J. & G. Dippman (deceased). (2000). A Practical Review of German Grammar. Third Revised Edition. New Jersey: Prentice Hall. Published, 06/01/2000.
  • Johanna Watzinger-Tharp & Fernando Rubio, Doug Tharp (2018). Linguistic performance of dual language immersion students. ACTFL. Vol. 51(3), 90-103. Published, 08/14/2018.
    http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/flan.12354
  • Watzinger-Tharp, Johanna & Jamie Leite (2017). Utah's Dual Language Immersion Program: Access to Multilingualism. Scottish Languages Review/Scotlands Centre for Information on Language Teaching (SCILT). Vol. 32, 31-38. Published, 06/15/2017.
  • Watzinger-Tharp, J., & Katz, S. (2007). TAs and Grammar Teaching: Beliefs, Knowledge, and Education. (2007) In Siskin, H.J. (Ed.) From Thought to Action: Exploring Beliefs and Outcomes in the Foreign Language Program, pp. 188-212. Boston: Heinle & Heinle. Published, 11/01/2007. Published, 11/01/2007.