Edwina Spodark



Dr. Edwina Spodark
Professor of French
Interdisciplinary Major Advisor, MALS program
P.O. Box 9507
Hollins University
Roanoke, VA 24020

(540) 362-6310



Edwina Spodark is Professor of French and Interdisciplinary Major Advisor for the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies program at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia.  She has been working with computer assisted language learning since 1983.  Her article "Integrating Online Techniques into Undergraduate French Language Instruction" appeared in the special pedagogy issue of the French Review, Vol. 74, No. 6 in May 2001 and her essay "The Changing Role of the Teacher: A Technology-Enhanced, Student-Centered Lesson on French Fashion" is available in Foreign Language Annals, Vol. 34, No. 1., Jan/Feb 2001.  Her other articles include “The Tek.Xam as a Framework for Pre-service Foreign Language Teacher Technology Training” in Foreign Language Annals, Vol. 35, No. 4, July/August 2002, "Fostering Technology Use Among Second-Wave Foreign Language Faculty" in The IALLT Journal of Language Learning Technologies, Vol. 34, No. 1, 2002, and “Five Obstacles to Technology Integration at a Small Liberal Arts University” which appears in Technological Horizons in Education Journal Vol. 30, No. 8, March 2003.  Her article "Weaving the Web into Teaching the Culture of Québec," which appeared in the March 2004 (Vol. 77, No. 4) French Review, was awarded the Edouard Morot-Sir Pedagogical Prize by the Institut Français de Washington. "French in Cyberspace: An online French course for undergraduates" appeared in Volume 22, No. 1, September 2004 of the CALICO Journal, her article "Technoconstructivism for the Undergraduate Foreign Language Classroom" was published in Foreign Language Annals, Vol. 38, no. 3, Fall 2005 while her article "Technoconstructivism and the Millennial Generation: Creative Writing in the Foreign Language Classroom" was included in Dimension 2008: Languages for the Nation from the Southern Conference on Language Teaching.  One of her latest articles, "Creating Experts: Harnessing Student Power to Integrate Technology in the Foreign Language Classroom," can be found in Vol. 66, No. 2 (Spring 2010) of the Foreign Language Association of Virginia Bulletin (http://www.flavaweb.org/bulletin/FLAVA_Bulletin-Spring2010.pdf).  Dr. Spodark's most recent publication is "Structuring a Language Course to Respond to Millennial Generation Workplace Characteristics" which appears in ACTFL's The Language Educator, Vol. 5, Issue 4, August 2010.  (last updated 8/22/11)

Professional Information: Curriculum Vitae
Current Syllabi (Fall 2011): French 101
Women and Technology
Sample Article:  "Creating Experts: Harnessing Student Power to Integrate Technology in the Foreign Language Classroom"
Sample Lesson from a Computer- Enhanced French Course: Le septième art