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Nicole  Tracy-Ventura

Nicole Tracy-Ventura

Nicole Tracy-Ventura
Assistant Professor / Linguistics Graduate Program Director - MA


Office: CPR 429
Phone: 813/974-3905



Nicole Tracy-Ventura teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in Applied Linguistics. Her research specializations include second language acquisition (SLA), study abroad, task-based language teaching, and corpus linguistics. She utilizes both quantitative and qualitative research methods in her work to better understand the process of SLA in naturalistic and instructed settings. Much of her research focuses on the second language learning of English and Spanish but recently she has become involved in studies on French and Korean as well.

Nicole received her Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from Northern Arizona University in 2008 and later worked as a research fellow at the University of Southampton in the UK where she managed the creation of two freely available learner corpora: Langsnap (Languages and Social Networks Abroad Project) and SPLLOC 2 (Spanish Learner Language Oral Corpora Project). Her work can be found in journals (e.g., Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, Corpora) and edited books.

Current Courses

RefCourseSecCourse TitleCRDayTimeLocation
24888IDS 2912088UG Research Experience

20637TSL 4362001Teaching English Overseas
Crosslisted with LIN 6932-002 #20638. Course Description

CPR 349
11632LIN 6720901Second Language Acquisition

CPR 353
20638LIN 6932002Meth of Teach English Overseas
Crosslisted with TSL 4362-001 #20637. For permit request please email Dr. Tracy-Ventura at

CPR 349
24827SLA 7980008Dissertation: SLA

TBA 100