Assistant Professor / Linguistics Graduate Program Director - MA
Office: CPR 429
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.