Spanish, Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Heritage and Second Language Acquisition, Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT), Study Abroad, Technology-Enhanced Learning, Individual Differences
Janire Zalbidea holds a Ph.D. in Spanish Linguistics from Georgetown University and an M.A. in Hispanic Linguistics from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is from the Basque Country, where she received an M.A. in Foreign Language Education and a B.A. in English from the University of Deusto.
Her interdisciplinary research program focuses on second and heritage language acquisition, including task-based language teaching, development in study abroad contexts, and technology-enhanced language learning. Using mixed-methods approaches, her current research examines how factors related to the task design, the linguistic structures, and the individual learner interact to impact autonomous attention to form and second language development. She is also interested in multi-site approaches in second language research, particularly as they apply to study abroad contexts.
Issa, B., & Zalbidea, J. (in press). Proficiency levels in study abroad: Is there an optimal time for sojourning? In C. Sanz & A. Morales-Front (Eds.), The Routledge handbook of study abroad research and practice. New York, NY: Routledge.
Méndez-Seijas, J., Zalbidea, J., & Vallejos, C. (2018). Conducting evaluation interviews. In J. McE. Davis & T. McKay (Eds.), A guide to useful evaluation of language programs (pp. 57-68). Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press.
Zalbidea, J. (2017). 'One task fits all'? The roles of task complexity, modality, and working memory capacity in L2 performance. Modern Language Journal, 101, 335-352.
Sanz, C., Morales-Front, A., Zalbidea, J., & Zárate-Sández, G. (2015). 'Always in motion the future is': Doctoral students use of technology for SLA research. In R. P. Leow, L. Cerezo, & M. Baralt (Eds.), A psycholinguistic approach to technology and language learning (pp. 49-68). Berlin, Germany: De Gruyter Mouton.