Wynne Wong is Associate Professor of French and Second Language Acquisition (SLA) and Director of French Basic Language Instruction at the Ohio State University. Her research interests are in SLA and Quebec cultural studies. She has published in the areas of input processing, input enhancement, and the role of attention in SLA, and she is known for her research in French on Processing Instruction and Structured Input. She is the former managing editor of THE FRENCH REVIEW and the co-recipient of the 2005 Stephen A. Freeman Award for the article "The Evidence is IN: Drills are OUT" (FOREIGN LANGUAGE ANNALS, 36, 2003).
Stacey Weber-Fï¿½ve is Assistant Professor of French at Iowa State University. She is a specialist of French cinema with areas of expertise in contemporary French and Francophone literatures and cultural studies. Weber-Fï¿½ve has published books and articles in the areas of French and North African women's filmmaking and life writing as well as on the teaching of French and Francophone cinemas, literatures, and cultures. An award-winning teacher, she explores how second-language research study, literacy-based approaches, and the use of technology can directly inform the design of instructional support materials in French.
Bill VanPatten is Professor and Director of Applied Linguistics and Second Language Studies at Texas Tech University. His areas of research are input and input processing in second language acquisition and the effects of formal instruction on acquisitional processes. He has published widely in the fields of second language acquisition and language teaching and is a frequent conference speaker and presenter. His publications include Making Communicative Language Teaching Happen (with James F. Lee, 2003,McGraw-Hill), From Input to Output: A Teacher’s Guide to Second Language Acquisition (2003, McGraw-Hill), Processing Instruction: Theory, Research, and Practice (2004, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates) and most recently, Theories in Second Language Acquisition: An Introduction (with Jessica Williams, 2007, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates). He is the lead author of Vistazos, ï¿½Sabï¿½as que...?, Destinos and Sol y viento. Dr. VanPatten is the 2007 recipient of the Anthony Papalia Award for Excellence in Teacher Education, awarded jointly by ACTFL and NYSAFLT.When not engaged in academic activities, he writes fiction and performs stand-up comedy. He has recently published his first work of fiction, a collection of short stories titled Chicago Tales, published by Outskirts Press (2007).