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Senta Goertler

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Senta Goertler is an Associate Professor of Second Language Studies and German in the Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages. She has received her Ph.D. from the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Second Language Studies at the University of Arizona with a major in Pedagogy and Program Administration and a minor in German Languages and Literatures. Her main research interest is in language learning and technology, specifically computer-mediated communication. Senta teaches courses on computer-assisted language learning, teaching methods, second language acquisition, program administration, and courses in the German program. She also assists in coordinating the German Outreach Programs.

Research Interests:

Technology and language learning, computer literacy, program administration, childhood second/foreign language acquisition.

Contact Info:

Email: goertler@msu.edu
Web: http://sentagoertler.wordpress.com/

B266 Wells Hall, 619 Red Cedar Road 
East Lansing, MI 48824-1027
Phone: 517-355-5079

Publications:

Winke, P. & Goertler, S. (2008). Did we forget someone? Students’ computer access and literacy for CALL. CALICO Journal, 25(3). 

Goertler, S. & Winke, P. (Eds.) (2008). Opening doors through distance Education: Principles, perspectives, and practices. CALICO Monograph Series Volume 7. CALICO: San Marcos, TX. 

Winke, P. & Goertler, S. (2008). An introduction to distance language learning. In: S. Goertler & P. Winke (Eds.), Opening doors through distance Education: Principles, perspectives, and practices. CALICO Monograph Series Volume 7. (pp. 1-10). CALICO: San Marcos, TX. 

Goertler, S. & Winke, P (2008). The effectiveness of technology-enhanced foreign language teaching. In: S. Goertler & P. Winke (Eds.), Opening doors through distance Education: Principles, perspectives, and practices. CALICO Monograph Series Volume 7. CALICO: San Marcos, TX. 

Ene, E., Görtler, S., and McBride, K. (2005). Teacher participation styles in foreign language chats and their effects on student behavior. CALICO Journal, 22 (3), 603-634. 

Görtler, S. (2004). Weil’s gehört so. The use of causal connectors in German and their presentation in German textbooks. Arizona Working Papers in SLAT, 11, 21-35. 

Görtler, S. & Ene, E. (2003). Arizona Working Papers in SLAT, 10. 

Kost, C. & Görtler, S. (2002). Arizona Working Papers in SLAT, 9.

Presentations:

Goertler, S. (2008, August). Corrective feedback definitions revisited – corrective feedback during CMC. AILA, Essen, Germany. 

Goertler, S. & Winke, P. (2008, April). SLA theories in CALL practice and research. Paper presented at the American Association of Applied Linguistics. Washington, DC. 

Goertler, S. & Winke, P. (2008, March). Computer-enhanced language instruction in the Midwest. Paper presented at the Computer-Assisted Language Instruction Consortium, San Francisco, CA. 

Goertler, S. & Kraemer, A. (2008, March). Blogging in the language class - challenges and victories. Paper presented at the Computer-Assisted Language Instruction Consortium, San Francisco, CA. 

Kraemer, A. & Goertler, S. (2007, November). Using authentic video clips and Mash-ups in upper division foreign language classrooms. Paper presented at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, San Antonio, TX. 

Goertler, S. (2007, May). SCMC is happening in more than one world: student and teacher moves in virtual and physical environment. Paper presented at Computer-Assisted Language Instruction Consortium, San Marcos, TX. 

Goertler, S. (2007, May). Corrective feedback during Intermediate German CMC activities. Paper presented at Computer-Assisted Language Instruction Consortium, San Marcos, TX. 

Goertler, S. (2007, April). Student and teacher behaviors in virtual and physical space during CMC. Paper presented at American Association of Applied Linguistics, Costa Mesa, CA.