Ellen Batt, EdD

Professor Emerita of Modern Foreign Languages & Education

Applied linguistics, socio-linguistics, German language and culture, dual language immersion education, foreign language and bilingual methodology, and second language literacy.


Ed. D., Boise State University

M. A., Boise State University

B.A., University of Idaho

Professional Experience

Professor Batt has been teaching at the College of Idaho since 1983. She currently teaches German and courses in applied linguistics. Prior to employment at the C of I she taught English for four years at the Sprachen Institut for the German state of Bavaria, while simultaneously studying Germanistics at the Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. During her tenure in Germany she also taught for the Department of Defense, including English as a Second Language for Puerto Rican soldiers and German Language & Culture for American Army officers.

Dr. Batt is an avid supporter of international education. She has led students abroad on two winter session study tours in Europe. In 2005 she spent a sabbatical year conducting research and giving lectures and seminars at universities in Puebla and Cuernavaca, Mexico; Quito, Ecuador; Munich, Germany; and Belgrade, Serbia. She spent a second sabbatical year in 2010 as a Fulbright Scholar in Concepción, Chile, where she completed a professional development project in applied linguistics for the faculty of the Foreign Language Department at the Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción in Concepción, Chile.

She has presented numerous papers at national and international conferences, and she enjoys providing professional development for educators of students learning foreign languages and English as a second language.