Erlin Barnard

Credentials: Indonesian Language Teaching Faculty

Position title: Pedagogy Coordinator for Less-Commonly Taught Languages


(608) 262-5764

1252 Van Hise Hall

Office Hours: Wednesday, 2:30-3:30; Thursday, 12:00-1:00


Areas of Expertise:

Language Pedagogy, Materials Development, Second Language Acquisition


Ph.D, Leeds Metropolitan University, Second Language Acquisition

MA, University of Hawai’i at Manoa, Second Language Studies


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.

Research Interests:

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.

Selected Publications:

Fundamentals of Language Teaching Methods and Introduction to the U.S. Educational System for Language Instructors

Indonesian Reading Lessons, Ayo Membaca (

Selected Books:

Ayo Berbahasa Indonesia. Conversational Indonesian Text. Volume 2

Nah, Baca! Authentic Indonesian Readings. Volume 2