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anna Anna Uhl Chamot, Director
Dr. Chamot is Professor of Secondary Education (ESL and Foreign Language Education) in the Graduate School of Education and Human Development of the George Washington University. She has directed a number of studies investigating the language development of second and foreign language learners and has authored books and articles on language learning strategies. She codesigned and has written extensively about the Cognitive Academic Language Learning Approach (CALLA) and spent seven years implementing the CALLA model in the Arlington Public Schools in Virginia. She holds a Ph.D. in ESL and applied linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin.

Sheila Wands Cockey, The Language Resource Editor
Sheila is retired from 35 years of teaching high school Spanish, and 11 years of teaching community college courses. She now works as a consultant, teaching and writing about foreign language topics, for a variety of language-oriented governmental and non-profit entities. She holds a B.A. from Mary Washington College in Spanish, an MA in Liberal Studies from Mary Washington College with an emphasis on Spanish and Hispanic Studies, and an MA in Educational Technology Leadership from The George Washington University. Sheila has contributed to NCLRC for many years and wrote 4 chapters for the updated version of The Essentials of Language Teaching, Teaching World Languages: A Practical Guide, recently published on our website. Her volunteer efforts focus on interpreting, editing, and web page design and development.

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