Nicole Ziegler

ziegler-portrait-2013Assistant Professor

Ph.D. Georgetown University

Moore 493

http://www.nziegler.com

Dr. Ziegler’s research program focuses on adult and child instructed second language acquisition (SLA), including mixed method and interdisciplinary research in L2 conversational interaction, task-based language teaching (TBLT), and computer-assisted language learning (CALL). Her current research examines task-based interaction and the role of corrective feedback in traditional and computer-mediated contexts, including video and text-chat, on learners’ perceptions, attitudes, and L2 development, as well as the use of synthetic and meta-analytic approaches to improving the methodological quality and reporting practices in SLA and CALL research. Dr. Ziegler is also interested in the quantitative and qualitative exploration of the lexical, socio-pragmatic, and cross-cultural issues of language use within the commercial shipping industry, focusing on the development of authentic task-based teaching materials based on the linguistic, communicative, and pragmatic needs of this unique context.

Areas of expertise

  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Computer-Assisted Language Learning
  • Interaction and Individual Differences
  • Task-Based Language Learning and Teaching
  • Maritime English (English as a lingua franca in the commercial shipping industry)
 

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