Amy Clay
teaching French and researching learning

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae


2017    PhD candidate, Second Language Acquisition Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Expected completion May, 2017

2012    Masters, French Linguistics, Université de Caen Basse-Normandie

2006    B.A., French Language and Literature, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Professional Experience

Language Program Direction

Director of French Basic Language, Department of French & Italian, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (2017-current)

Assistant Language Program Director, African Cultural Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of African Languages and Literature (2015-2017)

French Instruction

Instructor, Department of French & Italian, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (2017-current)

Instructor, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Division of Continuing Studies (2015-2016)

Teaching Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of French and Italian (2012-2015)

French Teaching Assistant, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures (2006-2008)

English Instruction

Teaching Assistant, University of Wisconsin-Madison, English as a Second Language Program (2014)

Instructor, Ecole de Management de Normandie (Normandy Business School),Caen, France (2010-2012)

Instructor, ENSICAEN (National Engineering School) Caen, France (2010-2012)

Instructor, MJC Caen Guerinière (Youth and Community Cultural Center) Caen, France (2010-2012)

Instructor, Université de Caen Basse-Normandie, Caen, France (2008-2010)

Research Experience

SLA Doctoral Program Summer Faculty-Student Research Partnership (2015, 2016)

Lab Assistant, Second Language Acquisition Lab, University of Wisconsin-Madison, English Department, SLA Lab (2014-present)

Student Research Assistant to Jacee Cho, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison, English Department (2012-2013)

Publications & Presentations

Web-Based Publications

Clay, A., (2015, April 23). Loi sur les sacs plastiques (lesson plan & materials). In France Synergies.

Manuscripts in Preparation

Clay, A., (in preparation). Rethinking language teachers’ knowledge about language.

Conference Activity

Clay, A. (2017). Using Cognitive Clinical Interviews to Investigate Knowledge About Language, American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL).

Clay, A. (2016). When complex thinking gets messy: French learners explaining past participle agreement in the passé composé, Second Language Research Forum (SLRF).

Clay, A. (2015). French language teachers’ understandings of the passé composé and the imparfait: A Case study (poster), European Second Language Association (EuroSLA).

Campus Talks

“You just messed up my whole idea of how this works”: One L2 French learner’s knowledge about past participle agreement with the passé composé, UW-Madison, Department of French and Italian Research Seminar (April, 2016)

Linger: Creating and running self-paced reading experiments (invited class lecture), UW-Madison English Department graduate course in Second Language Acquisition (March, 2016)

Clinical interviewing workshop, UW-Madison Second Language Acquisition Lab (April, 2016)