Defining Student Engagement: Overview of Current Research and Its Connection to Practice

Jana Martin, Associate Director
Language Institute, University of Wisconsin-Madison

3:30 pm CDT, Monday, September 27, 2021


This session will introduce the main theme of this semester’s series, student engagement in the context of language learning. After an overview of the current research on student engagement, we will discuss its relevance to everyday language teaching and learning practice.

About the discussant:

Jana Martin serves as the Associate Director of the Language Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. With the goal to strengthen and promote the teaching and learning of languages, Jana’s role focuses on the development of lecture series, workshops, and other professional development programs for faculty and staff in the departments of languages, linguistics, literatures, and cultures. Jana’s native language is Slovak and she earned her PhD in German with a doctoral minor in Second Language Acquisition from UW-Madison in 2016. Jana’s research interests include intersubjectivity in the language classroom, student and teacher beliefs, and student motivation and engagement.

Delivery format: Zoom meeting

Contact: Jana Martin, Associate Director, Language Institute. Email Jana for access to a recording of the session.

If you need accommodations to participate in this event, contact Adolfo Carrillo Cabello at least three business days prior to the event.

Sponsors: University of Iowa, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Language Media Center; University of Michigan, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) Language Resource Center; University of Minnesota, College of Liberal Arts (CLA) Language Center; Michigan State University, Center for Language Teaching Advancement; University of Wisconsin-Madison, Language Institute