Stayc DuBravac

  • Associate Professor
  • Director of MATWL Program
  • College of Education
  • Asia Center
  • Chinese Studies
  • French & Francophone Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Masters in Teaching World Languages
  • Modern & Classical Languages Literatures & Cultures
  • Teaching English as a Second Language
1025 Patterson Office Tower
859-257-9562
Other Affiliations:
  • Linguistics Program
Research Interests:
Education

PhD - The Pennsylvania State University - French / Second Language Acquisition

Research
  • My book, Technology in the L2 curriculum by Prentice-Hall that examines the uses of electronic media and technology for pedagogical purposes
  • The paradigmatic shift occuring in the evolution of langauge labs to language centers
  • Project-based learning
  • Wikis, blogs, and online language use

Areas of interest:

  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Computer-assisted language learning
  • Identity and language
  • Language typology
  • Chaos complex systems as applied to language acquisition

Courses taught (at UK and previously):

  • Romance Linguistics
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Theory of Language
  • Language Typology
  • Principles of Linguistic Analysis
  • Electronic Media in Foreign Language Education
  • History Dialectology of the French Language
  • Language and Identity
  • Methods of Teaching Language 9-12
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Identity and language
  • Chaos complex systems as applied to language acquisition
Selected Publications: 
  • DuBravac, Stayc. Technology in the L2 Curriculum. Prentice-Hall. 2012
  • DuBravac, Stayc & Margaret Gonglewski. "Multiliteracy: Second Language Literacy in the Multimedia Environment," in Lara Ducate Nike Arnold (Eds.). Calling on CALL: From Theory and Research to New Directions in Foreign Language Teaching. CALICO. 2006.
  • Dicho y Hecho: Methodology for visual literacy for instructors. Instructors' Resource Manual. Format: Print. [Companion volume to video, see below]. [ISBN 0-471-46720-2]. New York: Wiley Sons, Inc. 2004. To accompany student textbook, Dicho y Hecho, 7th ed., by Laila M. Dawson, Albert C. Dawson, Gorky Cruz. New York: Wiley Sons, Inc. 2004.
  • Dicho y Hecho. Edited volume of 27 cultural profiles and practices. Format : Video. 66 min. [ISBN 0-471-48416-4]. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. 2004.
  • DuBravac, Stayc. Interaction. Critical Analysis and Pedagogical Presentation of Ten Literary Texts. Format: CD-ROM. [ISBN 0-8384-0343-3]. Boston: Heinle Heinle. 1999.
  • Moehle-Vieregge, Linda, Mary Ann Lyman-Hager, Stayc DuBravac, Travis Bradley (equal authorship). Surf's Up: A website workbook for Basic French. Format: Print. [ISBN 0-8843-2934-8] Guilford, CT: Jeffrey Norton. 1997.
  • DuBravac, Stayc, Matthieu Dalle. "Reader question formation as a tool for measuring comprehension: Narrative and expository textual inferences in a second language." Journal of Research in Reading [England] 25(2) 2002: 217-231.
  • DuBravac, Stayc. "L2 Task design for electronic media" in Meena Singhal (Ed.). Proceedings of the First International Conference on Second and Foreign Language Teaching and Research. The Reading Matrix, Inc.: United States. September 25-26, 2004. pp. 173-180.

Recent Courses

  • Psycholinguistics
  • Theory of Language
  • Principles of Linguistic Analysis
  • Methods of Teaching Language 9-12
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