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Academics Modern Languages Faculty & Staff

Academics Modern Languages Faculty & Staff

Jane Hardy

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF SPANISH, DEPT CHAIR
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CONTACT:
Detchon Center 207
765-361-6118
hardyj@wabash.edu

Dr. Hardy joined the Wabash faculty in 2006, having taught previously at Indiana University, St. Michael’s College, the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), and the Slovenian Ministry of Defense School of Foreign Languages. Her professional interests include second language acquisition, language teaching methodology, and study abroad. Since 2008, she has accompanied Wabash students and faculty to Ecuador as part of the Wabash Summer Study Program that she co-directs with Dr. Dan Rogers. Her recent research is in two areas: the effects of extensive reading on second language proficiency, and intercultural development in short-term faculty led study abroad programs. 

Dr. Hardy is a long-term co-chair of the Secondary Licensure (Teacher Education) Committee, and she is a strong proponent of off-campus studies. In her free moments, she enjoys spending time with her spouse and their two sons. The four of them can occasionally be spotted around town walking their two dogs.

EDUCATION

M.A. and Ph.D. in Linguistics, Indiana University
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Applied Linguistics, Indiana University
B.A. in Spanish and French, the University of Virginia

RECENT COURSE OFFERINGS

SPA 101-102 — Elementary Spanish
SPA 201-202 — Intermediate Spanish and Hispanic Cultures

SPA 276 -- Extensive Reading 
SPA 277 — Introduction to Ecuador
SPA 301 — Conversation and Composition
SPA 311 — Survey of Spanish Linguistics

ENG 122-121--Modern Linguistics and Language Variation and Change
EDU 405 — Methods of Modern Language Teaching in the Middle and High School
Freshman Tutorial — We Are What We Speak: The Life and Death of Languages

RECENT PRESENTATIONS

Hardy, J. (2019). Extensive Reading: An Effective Way to Increase Students’ Language Proficiency and Promote Positive Attitudes Toward Reading. Workshops presented at the VI Congreso Internacional de la Lingüística Aplicada, Heredia, Costa Rica.

Hardy, J. (2018). Student-Created Stories: Connecting Higher-Level Student Authors with Beginning Readers in University Spanish Classes. Presented at the 2018 Annual Conference of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, Salamanca, Spain.

Brenner, A., Carignan, M., Hardy, J., Malmgren, J., Paras, A., & Rathburn, M. (2017). Cultivating and Assessing Students’ Intercultural Competence in Study Abroad. Presentation at Elon University’s Integrating Global Learning with the University Experience, Elon, NC.

Carignan, M., Hardy, J., Malmgren, J., Paras, A., & Rathburn, M. (2017). Global Understanding as a Learning Objective: Cultivating and Assessing Students’ Intercultural Competence in the Classroom. Workshop conducted at Guelph University (Canada).

Carignan, M., Hardy, J., Malmgren, J., & Paras, A. (2016). Methods for Preparing and Assessing Intercultural Competence in Study Abroad. Presentation at the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) Conference on Global Learning and the College Curriculum: Nurturing Student Efficacy in a Global World, Denver, CO.

Hardy, J. (2015). Student Authors Writing for Student Readers: A Project in College Spanish. Roundtable presentation at the annual conference of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), San Diego, CA.

Ewert, D. & Hardy, J. (2015). Introduction to Extensive Reading, Integrating Extensive Reading Models into Curricular Programs, and How to Assess and Grade Extensive Reading Programs. Keynote presentations at the symposium Extensive Reading: Empowering Autonomous Learners, Notre Dame University.

Hardy, J. (2015). Student Created Reading Materials in University Spanish Courses. Paper presented at the Third Extensive Reading World Congress, Dubai, UAE.

Hardy, J. (2014). The Outcomes of a Mixed Level Extensive Reading Course in College Spanish. Roundtable presentation at the annual conference of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). San Antonio, TX.

Hardy, J. (2013). Extensive Reading in Spanish as a Foreign Language and its Effects on Language Proficiency, Reading Habits, Motivation, and Attitudes toward Reading. Paper presented at the Second Extensive Reading World Congress, Seoul, South Korea.

Hardy, J. & Wilson, I. (2013). The Ecuador study abroad program at Wabash College: Successes and Challenges of a cross-cultural experience. Panel presentation at the annual conference of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA), Washington, DC.

Hardy, J. (2012). Implementing Extensive Reading in the Spanish Language Classroom. Session presented at the annual conference of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). Philadelphia, PA.

Hardy, J. (2012). Extensive Reading in Spanish as a foreign language and its effect on reading ability, attitudes and motivation towards reading. Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Boston.

Hardy, J. (2010). Professionalism in language teaching? Plenary presented at the 2nd Congreso Internacional de la Escuela de Lenguas Modernas: Lenguas, Culturas e Identidades, University of Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica.

Hardy, J. (2010). Introduction to ESP course design (or ESP, not TENOR). Workshop conducted at the 2nd Congreso Internacional de la Escuela de Lenguas Modernas: Lenguas, Culturas e Identidades, University of Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica.

Hardy, J. (2010). Introduction to ESP Assessment. Workshop conducted at the 2nd Congreso Internacional de la Escuela de Lenguas Modernas: Lenguas, Culturas e Identidades, University of Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica.

Hardy, J. (2010). Enseñanza de la literatura para una clase de español como segunda lengua. Paper presented at the I Jornada de Actualización de Docentes en la Enseñanza del Español como Segunda Lengua, Instituto Tecnológico de Costa Rica, Cartago.

Hardy, J. (2009). Student learning and the role of a pre-trip course in a short-term study abroad program. Paper presented at the conference Integrating Study Abroad into the Undergraduate Curriculum:  Transforming On-Campus Teaching and Learning, Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin.

Hardy, J. (2009). An investigation of the benefits of a short-term study abroad program and the effectiveness of a pre-trip preparation course. Paper presented at the 6th annual conference of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSoTL), Bloomington, Indiana.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Paras, A., Carignan, M., Brenner, A., Hardy, J., Malmgren, J. & Rathburn, M. (2019). Understanding how program factors influence intercultural learning in study abroad: The benefits of mixed-method analysis.” Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad 31(1), 22-45.

Hardy, J. (2016). The effects of a short-term extensive reading course in Spanish. Journal of Extensive Reading 4(3), 47-68.

Hardy, J. (2013). Getting students to enjoy reading in a foreign language. The Language Educator 8(6), 37-39.

Hardy, J. (2011). Professionalism in language teaching? Revista de Lenguas Modernas, 14, 245-261.

Hardy, J. (2006). Candidates in camouflage: Designing a proficiency test preparation course for the Slovenian Armed Forces. In Snow, M.A. & Kamhi-Stein, L.D. (Eds.), Designing a New Course for Adults (vol. 5 of TESOL Curriculum Development Series, K. Graves, series editor). Alexandria, Virginia: TESOL.