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Emmanuelle Sarah Chiocca

Assist. Professor of Applied Linguistics and Int. Education at Duke Kunshan University
DKU Faculty

Selected Presentations & Appearances


Motivations, Expectations and Pre-college Preparation of First-year Students in a Sino-Foreign Joint-Venture University in China. · July 2022 International Meeting or Conference IAIR, Rapperswil, Switzerland
Perspective transformation at an intercultural and translingual sino-foreign joint-venture university in China: A mixed-methods study. · October 2021 International Meeting or Conference SIETAR USA, Omaha, Nebraska
“Motivated” content integration: Reflections on developing a CLIL course with language learning motivation as the content · August 2021 International Meeting or Conference AILA, Amsterdam
Fostering independent language learners in the language classroom: Activities and reflections · February 2021 International Meeting or Conference AAAL, Houston, TX.,

This presentation introduces Independent Language Learning (ILL) principles and how they can be applied to in-class and online settings in a global university environment. This poster discusses how to provide students (novice/intermediate) with an opportunity to learn how to become 1) more autonomous language learners; 2) more skilled at choosing language learning strategies that fit their needs, goals, and learning environment; and 3) more skilled at building and sustaining the motivation necessary for ILL. During the presentation, I describe concrete examples of activities I assigned during a second semester of French at the university level, such as brief city guides for French speakers, and research projects based on the cultures of interest of the learners that allowed them to explore a city, learn about its history and population. I also provide sample ILL plans that students designed to foster their autonomy during the semester, but also over the summer and the subsequent academic year. Participants will leave with a series of activities applicable to their own teaching contexts, not only in post-secondary education, but also in K-12.

Fostering perspective transformation in Third Spaces in virtual settings. · October 2020 International Meeting or Conference SIETAR USA,
Motivations, Expectations and Pre-college Preparation of First-year Students in a Sino-Foreign Joint-Venture University in China. · July 2022 International Meeting or Conference IAIR, Rapperswil, Switzerland
Perspective transformation at an intercultural and translingual sino-foreign joint-venture university in China: A mixed-methods study. · October 2021 International Meeting or Conference SIETAR USA, Omaha, Nebraska
“Motivated” content integration: Reflections on developing a CLIL course with language learning motivation as the content · August 2021 International Meeting or Conference AILA, Amsterdam
Fostering independent language learners in the language classroom: Activities and reflections · February 2021 International Meeting or Conference AAAL, Houston, TX.,

This presentation introduces Independent Language Learning (ILL) principles and how they can be applied to in-class and online settings in a global university environment. This poster discusses how to provide students (novice/intermediate) with an opportunity to learn how to become 1) more autonomous language learners; 2) more skilled at choosing language learning strategies that fit their needs, goals, and learning environment; and 3) more skilled at building and sustaining the motivation necessary for ILL. During the presentation, I describe concrete examples of activities I assigned during a second semester of French at the university level, such as brief city guides for French speakers, and research projects based on the cultures of interest of the learners that allowed them to explore a city, learn about its history and population. I also provide sample ILL plans that students designed to foster their autonomy during the semester, but also over the summer and the subsequent academic year. Participants will leave with a series of activities applicable to their own teaching contexts, not only in post-secondary education, but also in K-12.

Fostering perspective transformation in Third Spaces in virtual settings. · October 2020 International Meeting or Conference SIETAR USA,
Engaging the Third Space: Building Transformational Strategies in Pre-Study Abroad · May 2020 International Meeting or Conference NAFSA, Online Conference due to COVID-19
Fostering perspective transformation in co-curriculum workshops: Preparing students for their study abroad. · March 2020 International Meeting or Conference Transformative Learning Conference, University of Central Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK. - Canceled due to COVID-19
Epistemological Stance and Theoretical Perspectives - Research in English Education · March 2020 Invited Talk University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
From ignorance to complexity: Narratives of international students’ experiences in the Middle East · November 2019 International Meeting or Conference SIETAR USA, Atlanta, Georgia
Creating positive change: Navigating structure, culture, and ambiguity at a new joint-venture global university · July 2019 International Meeting or Conference NACADA International Conference, Hasselt, Belgium
"It was a conflict on an intellectual level": Transformative experiences in international education · July 2019 International Meeting or Conference IAIR, Shanghai, China
Triggering conversations: Transformative learning in a study abroad in Jerusalem · March 2019 International Meeting or Conference Transformative Learning Conference, University of Central Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK
Realigning praxis and ideology in the language classroom · March 2019 International Meeting or Conference AAAL, Atlanta, Georgia
“I’ve Come to Realize How Ignorant I Was”: Intercultural Literacy and Short-Term Study Abroad. - Colloque Interculturel, “L'interculturel dans les formations de l'enseignement supérieur: Conceptions, pratiques, enjeux et perspectives,” · November 2018 International Meeting or Conference Université Le Mans, Le Mans, France
Developing Intercultural and Linguistic Competences: Comparison between Chinese ESL Learners. · March 2018 International Meeting or Conference TESOL Doctoral Forum, Seattle, WA
Curriculum Ideologies and their Impacts in the ESL Classroom. · March 2018 International Meeting or Conference TESOL Doctoral Forum, Chicago, IL
Critical Languages in the US Military: Goal-Orientation and Intercultural Communicative Competence. · August 2017 International Meeting or Conference American Psychological Association (APA), Washington, D.C.
Pedagogy for Oppressors and Oppressed: Curriculum Ideologies in the Classroom. · August 2017 International Meeting or Conference American Psychological Association (APA), Washington, D.C.
The Big Lies of Education: Discussing Curriculum Ideologies. · June 2017 International Meeting or Conference National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE). , Fort Worth; TX
“I Hope It Brings Wisdom”: The perspective of ROTC cadets’ on learning Arabic and Developing Intercultural Communication Competence. - Mobilities, Transitions, Transformations – Intercultural Education at the annual Crossroads International Conference. · September 2016 International Meeting or Conference International Association for Intercultural Education (IAIE), Budapest, Hungary
“You Learn to Shut Up”: A Case Study of ROTC Cadets Crossing the Boundaries of Critical Languages and Cultures. - 10th International Conference on Third Language Acquisition and Multilingualism · August 2016 International Meeting or Conference International Association of Multilingualism (IAM), Vienna, Austria
Where Cultures Meet: The Case of Inadvertent Plagiarism of Chinese Students in American Universities. - A Journey into Chinese Thought and Modern Civilization · July 2016 Instructional Course, Workshop, or Symposium Beijing Normal University, Beijing; China
Learning Arabic in an American Military Context: Changing Perceptions of Others and Self. - Intercultural Language Education and Globalization International Conference · June 2016 International Meeting or Conference ICCAGE, Budapest, Hungary
“I Hope It Brings Wisdom”: When ROTC Cadets Reflect on the Effects of Learning Critical Languages on the Development of their Intercultural Communication Competence. - Language and Conflict: Politics of Language and Identity across Contexts · May 2016 International Meeting or Conference School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, London, England

Service to Duke


Student Affairs Committee for Student Appeals (SACSA) (University) · 2019 - 2021 Committee Service
Study Abroad Task Force (University) · October 2018 - 2021 Committee Service
Undergraduate Academic Review Board (UARB) (University) · 2018 - 2021 Committee Service