Digital Literacies in the EFL Classroom

Professor Jonathon Reinhardt
Digital Literacies in the EFL Classroom: Participatory, Multifarious, and Everyday

In his lecture, Professor Reinhardt focuses on ‘gameful’ second language and foreign language learning and teaching, examining how digital devices shape and will shape our lives in the future. He discusses our current notions of literacy, and how these ideas are changing due to the digital tools that we use on a daily basis.


Jonathon Reinhardt 2017Professor Jonathon Reinhardt earned his undergraduate degree in German in 1989 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 1992, he graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with his master’s degree in Applied Linguistics/TESOL. He has taught English as a Foreign Language in Japan and English as a Second Language in the United States. In 2007, Professor Reinhardt obtained his PhD in Applied Linguistics from the Pennsylvania State University. After stints as an Assistant Professor at the Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven at the University of Arizona, he has served as a tenured Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics since 2014. In 2017, he was appointed director of the English Applied Linguistic Program (MATESL). He currently serves as the president of CALICO (Computer Assisted Language Instructional Consortium), the premier professional and research organization in the field of digitally-enriched additional language learning in North America.

Besides English and German, Professor Reinhardt speaks Japanese, French and Spanish. His primary research focus is on technology-enhanced second and foreign language teaching with a special focus on digital tools and games. He has conducted various studies on technology-mediated teaching and learning, published in nine different languages, and has written extensively on topics of corpus linguistics, social networking, social media, and learning languages and digital literacy with games. Many of his publications are available and free to download on his website

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