Teresa Reber Bell
Assistant Professor, German & Russian
Teresa Reber Bell joined the faculty of the Department of German and Russian at BYU in August 2013. She teaches German 377/378 (German Teaching Methods), FLANG 276 (Exploring Foreign Language Teaching), and German. She supervises the student instructors and the student teachers and is the advisor for the German Teaching Major. Shealso oversees the annual German Fair.
From 2002-2013 she was a faculty member of the Department of Modern Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics at the University of Oklahoma. She graduated from the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching at the University of Arizona in May 2001. From August 2000-April 2002 she taught German at the University of Pittsburgh. At the University of Oklahoma she teaches the foreign language teaching methods course, second language acquisition, phonetics, and German.
Since May 2009, she teaches the online methods course for the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. In 2008, she was President of the Oklahoma Foreign Language Teachers’ Association. In April 2009, she was awarded the Longmire Prize for dedication to teaching and the scholarship of teaching. In 2012, she was elected the 2012 Foreign Language Teacher of the Year for the state of Oklahoma. In 2013, she received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Oklahoma Foreign Language Teachers’ Association.
She regularly presents at ACTFL, CSCTFL, and SWCOLT. Her research focuses on successful FL teaching and learning and foreign language teacher development. Since April 2016 she has been serving as the ACTFL Program Review Coordinator for the Council for the Accreditation of Education Preparation (CAEP).