Associate Professor of German and Second Language Studies
Ph.D., Second Language Acquisition and Teaching, University of Arizona, Tucson; 2006
B-266 Wells Hall
Senta Goertler is an Associate Professor of German and Second Language Studies. Her research focuses on technology-mediated language learning (e.g. computer-mediated communication, online education, etc.) and co-curricular language learning (e.g. study abroad, service learning, etc.). Many of her research questions developed out of her experience as a language teacher (German and ESL) in a variety of contexts (community college, community language school, study abroad, at home) and delivery formats (online, hybrid, face-to-face) and her experience as program administrator (language program coordinator, study abroad director, administrative manager of an immersion program). In addition to language courses Prof. Goertler teaches courses on second language acquisition and language pedagogy (including technology-mediated language learning and culture teaching). Recently she was awarded the ACTFL Award for excellence in teaching with technology.