Category: Applied Linguistics

Idée Edalatishams Has Won a Language Learning Dissertation Grant

The Language Learning Dissertation Grant is a $2,000 award aimed at facilitating the research work of doctoral candidates in the language sciences. The grant is awarded to the top-10 applicants twice a year, based on the strength of their research design and its relevance to ongoing research in the language sciences and their potential to make … Continue reading Idée Edalatishams Has Won a Language Learning Dissertation Grant

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Department faculty teach 16,305 participants in the Using Educational Technology in the English Language Classroom course!

We are pleased to announce that the Iowa State University-developed Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Using Educational Technology in the English Language Classroom (https://www.openenglishprograms.org/MOOC) ended for 16,305 participants on July 27, 2020. This MOOC was offered as part of the Online Professional English Network (OPEN), which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State … Continue reading Department faculty teach 16,305 participants in the Using Educational Technology in the English Language Classroom course!

John Levis & Evgeny Chukharev-Hudilainen Receive NSF Grant

Please join us in congratulating our colleagues John Levis & Evgeny Chukharev-Hudilainen on receiving funding from the National Science Foundation for their project titled “Collaborative Research: Adaptive explicit and implicit feedback in second language pronunciation training”. Iowa State and Texas A&M Universities are collaborating to develop an automated training system that provides implicit and explicit … Continue reading John Levis & Evgeny Chukharev-Hudilainen Receive NSF Grant

Carol Chapelle is the 2020 recipient of the Test Validity Research and Evaluation Award for a Senior Scholar

From Angel Arias — “On behalf of the American Educational Research Association’s (AERA) Special Interest Group (SIG), Test Validity Research and Evaluation, I am pleased to announce that Distinguished Professor Carol A. Chapelle has been selected as the 2020 recipient of the Test Validity Research and Evaluation Award for a Senior Scholar. Dr. Chapelle was … Continue reading Carol Chapelle is the 2020 recipient of the Test Validity Research and Evaluation Award for a Senior Scholar

Ivana Rehman wins a National Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations grant

Congratulations to Ivana Rehman! She won a National Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations dissertation support grant for her work on an innovative approach to pronunciation training using an application that performs real-time vowel plotting called Vowel Viewer, which was developed specifically for her dissertation research. Vowel Viewer is a tool that is tailored towards … Continue reading Ivana Rehman wins a National Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations grant

Carol A. Chapelle awarded a Fulbright Distinguished Research Chair

Carol A. Chapelle, Distinguished Professor, Applied Linguistics and Technology, was awarded a Fulbright Distinguished Research Chair at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada, for the 2020-2021 academic year. She plans to engage with colleagues at Carleton on projects in technology-mediated language learning in order to help develop a book manuscript. The book will be a second … Continue reading Carol A. Chapelle awarded a Fulbright Distinguished Research Chair

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Andrea Flinn was recently awarded a Critical Language Scholarship

Andrea Flinn, PhD student in the Applied Linguistics and Technology program, was recently awarded a Critical Language Scholarship to study Arabic in Meknes, Morocco.  Because world events will prevent international travel this summer, she will instead be studying stateside at Middlebury College, where she’s earning her Master’s in Teaching Arabic to Speakers of Other Languages. … Continue reading Andrea Flinn was recently awarded a Critical Language Scholarship

CATEGORIES: Department News, TESL

Roz Hirch — 2020 Departmental Research Grant Award Winner

Roz Hirch won the 2020 Departmental Research Grant Award Winner for her project “What are Students Thinking?: Development of a Diagnostic English Grammar Test for Use in an ESL Classroom” At a time when everyone seems to be developing speaking and writing tests, what place is there for a grammar test? While considerable attention in recent … Continue reading Roz Hirch — 2020 Departmental Research Grant Award Winner