Language Pedagogy; Materials Development; Second Language Acquisition
Ph.D., Second Language Acquisition, Leeds Metropolitan University, 2004
M.A., Second Language Studies, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, 1989
B.A., English Education, Malang State University (formerly the Institute of Teacher Training and Education), Indonesia, 1986
Prior to coming to UW-Madison, Erlin Barnard worked both at the University of Hawaii-Manoa and the National University of Singapore in language instruction, program administration and teacher training. She is the Pedagogy Coordinator for Less Commonly Taught Languages at UW-Madison. She supervises instructors of the less commonly taught languages and oversees their pedagogy development. She has conducted workshops on foreign language pedagogy and materials development for various institutions in the U.S, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Netherlands, and Singapore. She has also participated in a number of program and curriculum reviews, and materials development projects for languages of Central Asia, South Asia, East Asia, and Southeast Asia.
Barnard has co-authored two online courses on teacher education: Fundamentals of Language Teaching Methods and Introduction to the U.S. Educational System for Language Instructors and online Indonesian Reading Lessons, Ayo Membaca (http://ayomembaca.wisc.edu/). She is also co-author of the two-volume Indonesian reading proficiency textbook and teacher's manual, Nah, Baca!, a volume of listening materials, Authentic Indonesian Video published by the University of Hawai’i National Foreign Language Resource Center, and the two-volume conversational Indonesian text: Ayo Berbahasa Indonesia, published by the University of Hawai’i Press.
Her work in professionalizing instruction in less commonly taught languages, closely linked to the priorities set by the US Department of Education, has helped raise the national profile of UW-Madison. In 2012, she was honored with The Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Service.