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Aurore Patricia Mroz

ASST PROF of French and Italian and Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education

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Office Hours:

  • Fall 2018: T 3:30-5:30

Biography

Graduate advisor for the M.A. in French Language Learning and for the Ph.D. in French SLATE.

Specializations / Research Interest(s)

  • Foreign language education
  • Phonetics and phonology of French
  • Integration of pronunciation in the proficiency-based FL K-16 classroom
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • 21st-century France
  • L2 critical thinking
  • Computer- and Mobile-Assisted Language Learning
  • Digital L2 literacy in virtual environments
  • Mixed methods for research in SLATE
  • Process-oriented research in SLATE

Research Description

  • SLATE

    21st-century curriculum for the FL classroom, Teaching and Learning L2 culture, Integration of Pronunciation and Proficiency in the L2 classroom

    Acquisition of L2 critical thinking, L2 negotiation of meaning

    Computer-Assisted and -Mediated Language Teaching and Learning, Virtual Language Learning Environments, Critical Digital L2 Literacy

    Mixed-methods and process-oriented research for SLATE

Education

  • M.A. Rhetorics of Arts - Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour (France)
  • M.A. Foreign Language and ESL Education - The University of Iowa
  • Ph.D. Foreign Language and ESL Education - The University of Iowa

Distinctions / Awards

  • 2013 ACTFL’s and MLJ’s Emma Marie Birkmaier Award for Best Doctoral Dissertation in Foreign Language Education

Courses

  • FR213 - French Phonetics
  • FR314 - Advanced Grammar in Context
  • FR337 - Contemporary France
  • FR485 - Business French
  • FR588 - Sem Sec Lang Learn - Oral skills in SLATE
  • FR588 - Sem Sec Lang Learn - Mixed Methods for resarch in SLATE

Publications

Journal Articles

  • "Mroz, A. (2018). Seeing how people hear you: French learners experiencing intelligibility through automatic speech recognition. Foreign Language Annals, 51(3), 617-637. ." Foreign Language Annals 51.3 (2018): 617-637.
  • "Mroz, A., & Duval, M. (2018). Parfaire sa prononciation française par le théâtre : la liaison, le 'e 'caduc et l’intonation sur le devant de la scène. French Review, 91(4). 146-163. ." French Review 91.4 (2018): 146-163.
  • "Mroz, A. (2015). The development of second language critical thinking in a virtual language learning environment: A process-oriented mixed-method study. CALICO, 32(3), 528-553. ." CALICO 32.3 (2015): 528-553.
  • "Mroz, A. (2014). 21st Century Virtual Language Learning Environments (VLLEs). Language & Linguistics Compass, 8(8), 330-343. ." Language & Linguistics Compass 8.8 (2014): 330-343.
  • "Mroz, A. (2012). Négociation et co-construction du sens en FLE lors d’une immersion dans un Environnement Virtuel d’Apprentissage (EVA) : Quid des compétences critiques et technologiques des apprenants en langue étrangère ?. The Canadian Modern Language Review, 69(4), 359-392." The Canadian Modern Language Review 69.4 (2012): 359-392.

Encyclopedia Entries

  • Mroz, A.. "Process Research Screen Capture." Enyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. 2014.