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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Charity Allen

During her career in education, Charity Allen has taught French language to students in grades 6-12 as well as to college students and adults. She has taught French at multiple levels ranging from Introductory French to Advanced Placement French Language. Additionally, she developed an advanced francophone literature course focusing on French-African literature.
As a member of the Buck Institute for Education National Faculty, Charity has facilitated project-based learning training sessions for teachers all over the nation.
Charity graduated from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington with a Bachelors degree in French and a second Bachelors of Education degree in Secondary Education with an emphasis in inquiry-based learning. To deepen and expand her proficiency in French, she studied abroad in francophone Belgium for one year. Charity has completed extensive research in the areas of first and second language acquisition and its implications for methodology for second language acquisition.
Currently, Charity integrates project-based learning and world language curriculum to create a classroom in which students have the opportunity to apply their language skills in authentic and relevant ways.

Areas of Interest: 
Project-based learning,
foreign language education,

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