Marta González-Lloret


1890 East-West Rd.
Moore Hall 455

Honolulu, HI 96822

Phone: (808) 956-8519
Web page:


  • PhD. Department of Second Language Acquisition. University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa (Summer 2008). Dissertation title: “No Me Llames de Usted, Trátame de Tú”: L2 Address Behavior Development through Synchronous Computer-Mediated Communication.
  • Curso de metodología de la enseñanza del español como lengua extranjera. (Course on Teaching Methodology for Spanish as a Foreign Language) Instituto Cervantes and Department of Modern Languages, Universidad de Granada, Spain. (Summer 2005)
  • Graduate Advanced Certificate, Second Language Studies (Spring 2003)
  • Curso sobre la enseñanza y aprendizaje de la cultura en el aula de español como lengua extranjera. (April 2002) (Teaching and learning culture in the Spanish language classroom). Instituto Cervantes and Department of Language and Literature Methodology, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain.
  • Master of Arts. Department of Linguistics, University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa. (Fall 1997). Thesis title: “SNOBOL and a study of Medieval Spanish. An application of computational linguistics to literary texts”.
  • Master of Arts. Department of European Languages and Literature, Specialization in Spanish Linguistics and Literature. University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa. (Spr. 1993)
  • Licenciatura – English Philology. Universidad de Valladolid, Spain (Spr.1991)

Courses Taught

  • Seminar in Spanish Linguistics (Span 658): Gramática Pedagógica del Español – UHM
  • Seminar in Computer-mediated Interpersonal Communications (LLEA 681C) -UHM
  • Seminar in Spanish Linguistics (Span 658): Gramática pedagógica y adquisición del español como L2-UHM
  • Seminar in Spanish Linguistics (Span 658): Spanish Applied Linguistics
  • Spanish in Society: Spanish Pragmatics (Span 400) -UHM
  • First year Spanish language ( Span 101, 102)/ Coordinator (Spr. 1996)- University of Hawai‘i, Mānoa
  • First year intensive course (Span 105) – UHM
  • Second year Spanish language (Span 202) / Coordinator (Spring 1997, Fall 2001, Spring 2003, Fall 2005)- UHM
  • Third year Conversation (Span 303) – UHM
  • Third year Grammar and Composition (Span 301 WI) – UHM
  • Third year Commercial Spanish (Span 306) – UHM
  • Spanish Phonetics and Pronunciation (Span 330) – UHM
  • Spanish Reading (Span 300) – UHM
  • Spanish for Heritage Speakers (Span 310) -UHM
  • The structure of Spanish (Span 452) – UHM
  • Methods for language teachers (LLL455) (On-line/Hybrid) – UHM
  • Integrating Technology into Language Instruction (SLS 68OP) – UHM
  • Instructional Media (SLS 418) – UHM
  • Fonética Contrastiva. Tercero Filología Inglesa – Universidad de Sevilla, Spain.
  • Análisis Pragmático. Quinto Filología Inglesa – Universidad de Sevilla, Spain.


One of my main interests is CALL (Computer assisted language learning). Most of my courses incorporate technology (webCT, Intenet, web-page creation, blogs, wikis, discussion forums, …) to learn Spanish in a practical manner. I enjoy teaching on line and I have created and maintain the LLEA department and its five-division web sites.

Professional Experience

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  • 2017- 2020. Co-editor. System Journal. Elsevier. (co-editor with X. Gao, U. Stickler & L. Zhang)
  • 2020-Currently. Book series co-editor. Task-Based Language Teaching. Issues, Research and Practice. Jon Benjamins.
    2016- Currently. Series Editor. Pragmatics and Language Learning. NFLRC. Hawaii.
  •  2015-Currently. Evaluator for the Agencia Nacional de Evaluación y Prospectiva (ANEP) of Spain (National Agency of Evaluation and Perspective).
  • 2015-2017. Head of Spanish, Portuguese & LAIS (Latin-American and Iberian Studies) (LLEA) UHM.
  • 2014-Currently. Academic Advisor. Voxy, Inc.
  • 2008- Currently. Affiliated Researcher. Center for the Advanced Study of Language (CASL). University of Maryland
  • 2013-2016. Associate Editor The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. Wiley (Carol Chapelle- General Editor)
  • 2012-2016. Instructor of Technology for Teacher Trainers. Brunei-US Language Enrichment Program for ASEAN. East-West Center. UHM.
  • July 2014-2015. Materials Development Consultant. Otaru University of Commerce, Hokkaido, Japan.
  • August-October 2014. Visiting faculty. Instituto de Letras. Universidade de Brasilia, Brazil.
  • January – August 2012. Interim Director. Center for Language and Technology, College of Languages, Linguistics & Literature, UH Mānoa.
  • January-August 2012. Associate Director. National Foreign Language Research Center, UH Mānoa.
  • 2010-2011. Language Coach Off the Map, ABC TV series.


  • Board of Regents’ Medal for Excellence in Teaching, University of Hawaii (April 2018).
  • Fulbright Specialist Candidate. Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB), U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs (ECA), and Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES)(May 2013- currently).
  • College of LLL Excellence in Teaching Award (June 2013)
  • HALT Excellence in Teaching award (Hawaiian Association of Language Teachers) (March 2010)
  • University of Hawai‘i Research Council travel award (May 2009)
  • ‘Oihana Maika‘i Award for Research Excellence. Department of Second Language Studies. University of Hawai‘i (May, 2005)

Recent Publications

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  • (2020). Exploring the Interface of Interlanguage (L2) Pragmatics and Digital Spaces. Special Issue CALICO Journal, vol 37. Sheffield, UK: Equinox. Co-editor with J. Sykes.
  • (2020) Pragmatic development in L2: An overview. In K. P. Schneider & E. Ifantidou (Eds.), Developmental and Clinical Pragmatics (Handbook of Pragmatics Vol. 13) (pp. 237-268) Belin, Boston: De Gruyter Mouton.
  • (2020) Using technology-mediated tasks in second language instruction to connect. In R. Oliver & C. Lambert. Using tasks in diverse contexts (pp. 65-81). Multilingual Matters.
  • (2020) Thinking allowed: Technology-mediated task-based language teaching: A research agenda. Language Teaching. doi:10.1017/S0261444820000233 [with Bryan Smith]
  • (2020). Collaborative tasks for online language teaching. Foreign Language Annals.
  • (2020) Gaming alone or together? L2 beginner-level gaming practices. Special Issue: Games and play activities in the teaching of foreign languages Perspectiva Journal. [with M Diez Ortega & S. Payne]
  • (2020) Exploring the Interface of Interlanguage (L2) Pragmatics and Digital Spaces. CALICO Journal, 37, I-IX. DOI: 10.1558/cj.40433
  • (2019) Technology and L2 Pragmatics.  Annual Review of Applied Linguistics (ARAL). Cambridge University Press.
  • (2019) Task-Based Language Teaching and L2 Pragmatics. In N. Taguchi (Ed.) Routledge Handbook of SLA and Pragmatics. London: Routledge.
  • (2018) Comunicación mediada por tecnologías: Aprendizaje y enseñanza de la lengua extranjera [Technology-mediated communication: Foreign language learning and teaching]. (Co-edited volume with M. Vinagre). Sheffiled, UK: Equinox.
  • (2018) El desarrollo pragmático en una segunda lengua a través de la comunicación mediada por tecnologías: Una visión panorámica [CMC L2 Pragmatic Development: An Overview]. In M. González-Lloret & M. Vinagre (Eds.) Comunicación mediada por tecnologías: Aprendizaje y enseñanza de la lengua extranjera. Sheffield: UK. Equinox Publishing.
  • (2018). Pragmatics, tasks, and technology: A synergy. In N. Taguchi & Y. Kim (Eds.), Task-Based approaches to teaching and assessing pragmatics (pp. 199-222). Amsterdam/Philadelphia John Benjamins Pub. Company. [co-authored with L. Ortega]
  • (2018) Innovación tecnológica y nuevas metodologías para la enseñanza de lenguas extranjeras [Technological innovation and new methodologies for foreign language teaching]. In D. Rodríguez Vergara & J.A. Martínez Moreno. Exploración de Principios y Prácticas Actuales (pp. 23-48). Mexico, D.F.: UNAM.
  • (2017) Technology for task-based language teaching. In C. Chapelle & S. Sauro (Eds.), The Handbook of Technology in Second Language Teaching and Learning (pp. 234-247). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • (2017) Technology and task-based language teaching. In May, S (General Ed.), In S. Thorne & S. May (Eds.), Language and Technology (pp. 1–13). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
  • (2016). Technology-mediated L2 Teaching. ELIA Journal 16, 13-34. DOI:
  • (2016) The construction of emotion in multilingual computer-mediated interaction. In M. Prior & G. Kasper (Eds.), Talking Emotion in Multilin
  • gual Settings, Amsterdam/Philadelphia: John Benjamins.
  • (2016) A practical guide to integrating technology into task-based language teaching. Washington D.C. Georgetown University Press.
  • (2016) A review of Cuestiones de pragmática en la enseñanza del español como 2/L by A. Vera Luján & M. Blanco Rodríguez. Journal of Spanish Language Teaching. DOI:10.1080/23247797.2016.1223192

Recent Presentations

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  • (July 2020)- Invited Guest Speaker- Online task-based teaching: from needs analysis to learner assessment. [Online presentation] Trinity Language Council. Duke University, US.
  • (November 2019)- KEYNOTE SPEAKERLa adquisición de la lengua extranjera y la tecnología. LangTIC Conference. Universidad de Antioquia. Medellín, Colombia.
  • (October 2019)- KEYNOTE SPEAKER- Technology-mediated Tasks for the Development of L2 Pragmatics. AZCALL 2019. Arizona State University.
  • (August 2019). Invited ColloquiumOrganizer: Technology-mediated tasks: Development, implementation, and assessment. 2019 International Conference on Task-based Language Teaching. Ottawa, CA.
  • (July 2019)- Invited Guest Speaker. Technology-Mediated Task-Based Language Teaching. School of Language Studies. US Department of State Foreign Service Institute. Washington D.C.
  • (June 2019). Learning disagreement through social networks. Part of the panel L2 Speech Act Development in Virtual Worlds. IPRA Conference. Hong Kong.
  • (May 2019). Gaming for beginning learners. CALICO conference. Montreal, CA. (with M. Ortega and S. Payne)
  • (November 2018). Word clouds to promote intercultural awareness. 5th WorldCALL Conference- Concepción, Chile
  • (July 2018)-  KEYNOTE SPEAKERTechnology-mediated Task-based Language Learning: A Window into Other Worlds. New Zealand Association of Language Teachers (NZALT) Annual Conference. Auckland. New Zealand.
  • (February 2018). Invited online presentationAssessing Pragmatics. Pragmatics in Project-Based Language Learning Online Institute. NFLRC. University of Hawaii.
  • (February 2018). Invited online presentationEnhancing PBLL through Pragmatics. Pragmatics in Project-Based Language Learning Online Institute. NFLRC. University of Hawaii.
  • (February 2018). Invited online presentationPragmatics: Appropriate Use of Language in the Real World. Pragmatics in Project-Based Language Learning Online Institute. NFLRC. University of Hawaii.
  • (January 2018). Invited online presentation. Preparing Teachers to Design Project-Based Language Learning Experiences. Online Symposium on Project-Based Language Learning. NFLRC. University of Hawaii. Presented with Stephen Tschudi)
  • (October 2017). Invited workshop (20hrs). Tecnología para la enseñanza de lenguas. Centro de Estudios y Certificación de Lenguas Extranjeras, Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León, Mexico
  • (September 2017)- KEYNOTE SPEAKERTechnology-mediated Task-based Language Teaching: Principles and Applications. GloCALL Conference. Universiti Teknologi Brunei, Brunei Darussalam.
  • (September 2017). Invited workshop (2hrs). Formative Assessment through in Class Mobile Game Playing. Teaching and Learning Centre. University of Brunei Darussalam.
  • (May 2017). Research Studies in CALL- How to Get them Published. Panel by editors of several CALL journals. CALICO Conference. Arizona. USA.
  • (April 2017) – KEYNOTE SPEAKERTasks in technology-mediated contexts. 7th International Conference of Task-based Language Teaching. Barcelona Spain.
  • (October 2016). Invited online presentation. Integrating technology into Task-Based Language Teaching. MA in Teaching Spanish: Webinar Series in Applied Linguistics. Ruger University.
  • (August 2016) – KEYNOTE SPEAKERInnovación tecnológica y nuevas metodologías para la enseñanza de lenguas extranjeras (Technological Innovation and New Methodologies for Foreign Language Teaching). 17 Encuentro Nacional de Profesores de Lenguas Extranjeras. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México.
  • (May 2016). A needs analysis of technology-mediated language education. CALICO Conference. Michigan State Univ. East-Lansing, MI.
  • (March 2016). Invited Colloquium organizer and discussant. Evaluating technology-mediated language education. Georgetown Round Table. Washington DC.

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