Beth Dillard, Ph.D.

she/her/ella, Director Multilingual Education Community Programs - Renton / Associate Professor


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  • Ph.D. (2016) University of Minnesota; Second languages education
  • M.Ed. (2006) University of Oregon; Curriculum and Instruction (Secondary Social Studies & ESOL); Oregon state Licensure: Social Studies 7-12 / ESOL 7-12
  • B.A. (2003) Auburn University, History (cum laude), Honors College graduate

My research interests include:

  • systemic functional linguistics (SFL)
  • content and language integration, CBI/CLIL
  • teacher learning
  • bilingual education
  • activity theory / developmental work research
  • discourse analysis, including conversation analytic approaches

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Green, J. & Dillard, B. (2021). Scaffolding the Scaffold: Creating Graphic Organizers to Support Your Students’ Learning. Transformative Dialogues: Teaching and Learning Journal, 14(2).

Dillard, B. & Green, J. (2021). Exploring WIDA’s Argue Language Function: Ideas for the Classroom. WAESOL Educator, 46(2), 25-28. Download:

Dillard, B. (2019). Language Instructors Learning Together: Using Lesson Study in Higher Education. in Gass, S. & Winke, P. (Eds.) University-level foreign language proficiency: Goals, assessment and articulation. New York: Springer.

Fallas Escobar, C. & Dillard-Paltrineri, E. (2015). Professors’ and Students’ Conflicting Beliefs about Translanguaging in the EFL Classroom: Dismantling the Monolingual Bias. Revista de Lenguas Modernas, 23, 301-328. Download:

Ranney, S., Dillard-Paltrineri, E., Maguire, C., & Schornack, M. (2014). Academic language demands: Texts, Tasks, and Levels of Language. MinneTESOL Journal, 1. Online:

Dillard-Paltrineri, E. (2012). Intersecting flows of language and literacy: A case study of one transnational youth in the cloud and in the classroom. Cruzando Flujos de Idiomas y alfabetización: Un Estudio de Caso de un Jóven Transnacional en la Nube y en Clase. Letras, 52. Download: