About the Author
Dr. Elizabeth Zwanziger’s passion for languages began during an under-graduate semester abroad through Luther College, where she quickly discovered that oral language is distinctly different from the written language in textbooks. Her interest in oral language continued to develop while teaching world language with a communicative approach and while completing a Master’s at the University of Missouri in the Department of Romance Languages. Through her Ph.D. work in Applied Linguistics at Boston University, she was able to study language development across various languages, including French, Spanish, German, Latin, and Inuktitut. This work continues to inform her instruction in both world language and teacher education courses at the University of Northern Iowa.
Zwanziger has been an integral part of the author teams for several Wayside Publishing titles, including Conversemos juntos with Lourdes Cuellar and Joseph Scott, En Parlant with Joseph Scott, APprenons, 2nd ed. with Brittany Goings, Elizabeth Rench, and Brittany Selden Griffin, and most recently EntreCultures 1 with Helene Schuster, Brittany Goings and Ed Weiss. She is also on the author teams of two titles in development stages: EntreCultures 2 with Florence Falloux, Erin Gibbons and Jan Hagedorn, and EntreCultures 3 with Sara Deveaux, Francoise Vandenplas and Kyle Woollums.