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Aurore Patricia Mroz

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Contact Information

2109 FLB

Office Hours

Spring 2024: Tuesday, 2-3pm

Research Areas

Assistant Professor, Program Advisor for French SLATE

Research Interests

  • Foreign language education
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Computer- and Mobile-Assisted Language Learning
  • Phonetics and phonology of French
  • L2 critical thinking
  • Integration of pronunciation in the proficiency-based FL K-16 classroom
  • Impact of technology on study abroad experience
  • Mixed methods for research in SLATE
  • Process-oriented research in SLATE
  • Complex Dynamic System Theory for 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 - Universit√© 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

Additional Campus Affiliations

Assistant Professor, French and Italian

Recent Publications

Mroz, A. (2024). Do students carry their home in their pocket? Influence and impact of smartphone usage on the attachment to or detachment from family and friends during study abroad. Study Abroad Research in Second Language Acquisition and International Education, 9(1), 100-126. https://doi.org/10.1075/sar.22018.mro

Mroz, A. P. (2022). Integrating Mobile-based Text-To-Speech (TTS) and Speech-To-Text (STT) to Advance Proficiency and Intelligibility in French. In S. McCrocklin (Ed.), Technological Resources for Second Language Pronunciation Learning and Teaching.: Research-based Approaches (pp. 147-169). Lexington Books.

Mroz, A. P., & Thrasher, T. (2022). Proficiency Development and Smartphone Usage in Study Abroad: Microgenetic Longitudinal Case Studies of French Learners. Foreign Language Annals, 55(2), 455-493. https://doi.org/10.1111/flan.12619

Mroz, A. P., & Thrasher, T. (2022). Proficiency Development and Smartphone Usage in Study Abroad: Microgenetic Longitudinal Case Studies of French Learners.. Paper presented at 2022 CALICO Conference, Seattle, WA, United States.

Mroz, A. P., & Thrasher, T. (2022). Unfolding of COVID-19 Crisis in a Study-Abroad Program: Voicers of Stakeholders Involved in the Evacuation. Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 34(2), 27-55. https://doi.org/10.36366/frontiers.v34i2.568

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