Marta González-Lloret is a graduate of the PhD program in Second Language Studies at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (2008). She is a Professor in Spanish at the Department of Languages and Literatures of Europe and the Americas and Affiliate Researcher in the Center for Advanced Study of Languages (CASL) at the University of Maryland. Marta’s main area of interest is in CALL (Computer-assisted Language Learning) focusing on intersections of technology and TBLT (Task-based Language Teaching), technology and L2 pragmatics, and Conversation Analysis for computer-mediated interaction. Marta teaches courses in Spanish applied linguistics, pragmatics, second language teaching methodology, and several CALL-related topics, including a recent seminar on computer-mediated communication. She regularly trains DOE language teachers in Hawaiʻi and teachers from different ASEAN countries through the East-West Center in all aspects of CALL. She has published extensively on these topics and has given presentations in national and international venues, including a co-edited volume with Lourdes Ortega for John Benjamins’ book series on Task-based Language Teaching: Technology-mediated TBLT: Researching technology and tasks (2014) and the book A Practical Guide to Integrating Technology into Task-based Language Teaching by Georgetown University Press (2016). She served as area editor for “Pragmatics” in the Wiley Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics (2012) and as editorial board of several journals, including CALICO Journal and Language Learning & Technology Journal. She is currently editor of the NFLRC book series Pragmatics & Language Learning and co-editor of System Journal (Elsevier).
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