23 Oct 2013
October 23, 2013

Antonia Schleicher, Ph.D.

Antonia Schleicher, Ph.D., Secretary, JNCL-NCLIS

Executive Director, National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL)

Dr. Antonia Folarin Schleicher is the current Executive Director of Indiana University College of Letters and Science Language Resource Centers and the Director of the National African Language Resource Center.  She was the founding Director and PI of the first African Languages Flagship Center at both Howard University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has authored five textbooks and four multimedia CD-ROMs for learning Yoruba and co-authored texts for Pulaar, Swahili, Igbo, and Shona, as well as African Language Pedagogy: An Emerging Field.  She has edited 20 other books and 6 journals and has authored over two dozen articles in peer reviewed journals. Antonia Schleicher has degrees from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria and the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS in general linguistics and much of her current work deals with pedagogical issues in foreign and second language acquisition.  She teaches Yoruba language and culture and teaching methods courses for LCTLs. She also serves as the Executive Director of the African Language Teachers Association (ALTA).