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Associate Professor Antonie Alm

MA (Bordeaux), PhD (UCLA)

Dr Antonie Alm

Office Arts 3C10
Tel +64 3 479 8690
Email antonie.alm@otago.ac.nz

Antonie teaches German language at all levels, intercultural communication, and computer-assisted language learning. Her research focuses on the use of technology in language education. She is interested in the development of blended learning environments to support learner autonomy. Her studies on the use podcasts for listening, social networking for informal language learning, and more recently on language apps have appeared in leading scholarly journals.

Antonie is on various editorial review committees and is also the associate-president of the New Zealand German teacher association, GANZ.

Current teaching

  • GLBL 101 Introduction to Intercultural Communication
  • GERM 331 Intermediate German language

Current research

Recent research projects investigate the use of language apps for formal and informal language learning. In an auto-ethnographic study, Antonie has written about her own experiences of learning Spanish with apps. A further on-going study assesses the use of language apps in formal learning settings. The dynamics of informal (self-initiated and out-of-class) and formal (classroom-bound) learning practices are at the core of Antonie’s research interest.

Supervision

She welcomes applications for BA(Hons), Masters' and PhD degrees in the fields of language education, computer assisted language learning, informal learning and intercultural communication.

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Publications

Nkomo, L. M., & Alm, A. (2022). Sentiment analysis: Capturing chatbot experiences of informal language learners. In B. Zou, M. Thomas, D. Barr & W. Jia (Eds.), Emerging concepts in technology-enhanced language teaching and learning. (pp. 215-231). IGI Global. doi: 10.4018/978-1-7998-8981-6.ch011

Feick, D., & Alm, A. (2021). Gruppenarbeit in Zeiten der sozialen Isolation: Zur Nutzung und Wahrnehmung von Breakout-Räumen [Group work in times of social isolation: On the use and perception of breakout rooms]. Informationen Deutsch als Fremdsprache, 48(5), 516-544. doi: 10.1515/infodaf-2021-0071

Alm, A. (2021). Apps for informal autonomous language learning: An autoethnography. In C. Fuchs, M. Hauck & M. Dooly (Eds.), Language education in digital spaces: Perspectives on autonomy and interaction. (pp. 201-223). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-74958-3_10

Alm, A., & Watanabe, Y. (2021). Functional caption literacy development through intra-formal L2 viewing. Aula Abierta, 50(2), 635-642. doi: 10.17811/rifie.50.2.2021.635-642

Alm, A. (2021). Language learning with Netflix: From extensive to intra-formal learning. Eurocall Review, 29(1), 81-92. doi: 10.4995/eurocall.2021.14276

Nkomo, L. M., & Alm, A. (2022). Sentiment analysis: Capturing chatbot experiences of informal language learners. In B. Zou, M. Thomas, D. Barr & W. Jia (Eds.), Emerging concepts in technology-enhanced language teaching and learning. (pp. 215-231). IGI Global. doi: 10.4018/978-1-7998-8981-6.ch011

Chapter in Book - Research

Feick, D., & Alm, A. (2021). Gruppenarbeit in Zeiten der sozialen Isolation: Zur Nutzung und Wahrnehmung von Breakout-Räumen [Group work in times of social isolation: On the use and perception of breakout rooms]. Informationen Deutsch als Fremdsprache, 48(5), 516-544. doi: 10.1515/infodaf-2021-0071

Journal - Research Article

Alm, A. (2021). Apps for informal autonomous language learning: An autoethnography. In C. Fuchs, M. Hauck & M. Dooly (Eds.), Language education in digital spaces: Perspectives on autonomy and interaction. (pp. 201-223). Cham, Switzerland: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-74958-3_10

Chapter in Book - Research

Alm, A., & Watanabe, Y. (2021). Functional caption literacy development through intra-formal L2 viewing. Aula Abierta, 50(2), 635-642. doi: 10.17811/rifie.50.2.2021.635-642

Journal - Research Article

Alm, A. (2021). Language learning with Netflix: From extensive to intra-formal learning. Eurocall Review, 29(1), 81-92. doi: 10.4995/eurocall.2021.14276

Journal - Research Article

Alm, A., & Watanabe, Y. (2021). Online translators for L2 writing: A comparison of student and teacher perspectives. In N. Zoghlami, C. Brudermann, C. Sarré, M. Grosbois, L. Bradley & S. Thouësny (Eds.), CALL and Professionalisation: Short Papers from EUROCALL 2021. (pp. 23-28). Research-publishing.net. doi: 10.14705/rpnet.2021.54.1303

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Alm, A., & Nkomo, L. M. (2020). Chatbot experiences of informal language learners: A sentiment analysis. International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning & Teaching, 10(4), 51-65. doi: 10.4018/IJCALLT.2020100104

Journal - Research Article

Alm, A. (2021). Language learning with Netflix: Extending out-of-class L2 viewing. In M. Chang, N.-S. Chen, D. G. Sampson & A. Tlili (Eds.), Proceedings of the IEEE 21st International Conference on Advance Learning Technologies (ICALT). (pp. 260-263). Piscataway, NJ: IEEE. doi: 10.1109/ICALT52272.2021.00084

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Alm, A. (2021). Has L2 Netflix binge-watching become a global reality? Exploring "engagement with language" in informal online language learning. Proceedings of the Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO) Annual Conference: Global Realities. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fWOrvryuSs

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Alm, A. (2021). Subtitle use in L2 viewing. Proceedings of Asia-Pacific Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning (APACALL) Webinar. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1B9bkwFvTgk&list=PL3s_nsOAuWbEE9vUVbRgjv2OV4QOG9k6F&index=7

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Alm, A. (2020). Lockdown with La Casa de Papel: From social isolation to social engagement with language. Proceedings of the Applied Linguistics Association of New Zealand (ALANZ) Symposium: Teaching to the Times. Retrieved from https://www.alanz.org.nz/conferences-events

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Alm, A., & Ohashi, L. (2020). From self-study to studying the self: A collaborative autoethnography of language educators as informal language learners. In K.-M. Frederiksen, S. Larsen, L. Bradley & S. Thouësny (Eds.), CALL for widening participation: Short papers from EUROCALL 2020. (pp. 1-6). Research-publishing.net. doi: 10.14705/rpnet.2020.48.1156

Chapter in Book - Research

Alm, A. (2020). 2.9 L2 chat for semi-formal and informal language learning. In J.-B. Son (Ed.), Technology-enhanced language teaching in action. (pp. 52-55). Asia-Pacific Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning. Retrieved from www.apacall.org

Chapter in Book - Research

Feick, D., & Alm, A. (2020). Participation in virtual learning spaces: Affordances of breakout rooms for language learning. Proceedings of the Applied Linguistics Association of New Zealand (ALANZ) Symposium: Teaching to the Times. Retrieved from https://www.alanz.org.nz/conferences-events

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Alm, A., & Daniel, B. (2019). Student engagement with mobile language apps in blended learning environments: Perspectives from university language students. In A. Palalas (Ed.), Blended language learning: International perspectives on innovative practice. (pp. 182-220). China Central Radio & TV University Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Alm, A. (2019). Piloting Netflix for intra-formal language learning. In F. Meunier, J. Van de Vyver, L. Bradley & S. Thouësny (Eds.), CALL and complexity: Short papers from EUROCALL 2019. (pp. 13-18). Research-publishing.net. doi: 10.14705/rpnet.2019.38.979

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Hauck, M., & Alm, A. (2019). Social CALL: Trajectories, turns and trends [Keynote]. In J. Colpaert, A. Aerts, Q. Ma & J. L. F. King (Eds.), Proceedings of the XXth Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) Research Conference. (pp. 14). Antwerp, Belgium: Universiteit Antwerpen. [Abstract]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Alm, A. (2018). Advanced language learners as autonomous language users on Facebook. In J. Buendgens-Kosten & D. Elsner (Eds.), Multilingual computer assisted language learning. (pp. 191-209). Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters.

Chapter in Book - Research

Alm, A. (2017, November). "I du not Sie the point of the German you": Learner perceptions of the German T-V distinction in online interactions. Keynote presentation at the International Seminar on Cross-Cultural Discourse Studies, Fuzhou, China.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Alm, A. (2017, July). Babbel, Busuu, BliuBliu: Wortspielerei oder ernstzunehmende Optionen für selbstgesteuertes Fremdsprachenlernen? Pädagogische Hochschule Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany. [Research Presentation (External Institution)].

Other Research Output

Alm, A. (2017). From teacher to learner: Building context-awareness for mobile app use through exploration. Proceedings of the CALL in Context Research Conference. Antwerp, Belgium: Universiteit Antwerpen. Retrieved from http://call2017.language.berkeley.edu/?page_id=582

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Alm, A. (2016). Creating willingness to communicate through L2 blogging. CALL-EJ, 17(1), 67-79.

Journal - Research Article

Alm, A. (2016). Amateur online interculturalism in foreign language education. In S. Papadima-Sophocleous, L. Bradley & S. Thouësny (Eds.), CALL communities and culture: Short papers from EUROCALL 2016. (pp. 25-31). Dublin, Ireland: Research-publishing.net. doi: 10.14705/rpnet.2016.EUROCALL2016.9781908416445

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Alm, A. (2016). An auto-ethnographic study on the use of apps for language learning. Proceedings of the L2 Digital Literacies with AZ Computer-Assisted Language Learning (L2DL & AZCALL) Symposium. Retrieved from https://cerclldiglit.wordpress.com/auto-ethnographic-study-on-the-use-of-apps-for-language-learning/

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Alm, A. (2016). Informelles Lernen mit Facebook: Auswertung einer Befragung von Deutschlernenden in Neuseeland. Proceedings of the Webkonferenz für Deutschlehrende (DaFWEBKON). Retrieved from http://dafwebkon.com/Veranstaltung/alm-informelles-lernen-mit-facebook-auswertung/?instance_id=252

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Alm, A. (2015). Facebook for informal language learning: Perspectives from tertiary language students. Eurocall Review, 23(2), 3-18.

Journal - Research Article

Alm, A. (2015). Technology-mediated task-based listening: From authentic input to authentic response. In J. Colpaert, A. Aerts, M. Oberhofer & M. Gutiérez-Colón Plana (Eds.), Proceedings of the Seventeenth International CALL Conference: Task Design and CALL. (pp. 39-44). Antwerp, Belgium: Universiteit Antwerpen. [Full Paper]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Alm, A. (2014). The socially networked language learner: Implications for tertiary language education. In B. Hegarty, J. McDonald & S.-K. Loke (Eds.), Proceedings of the Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ascilite) Conference: Rhetoric and Reality: Critical Perspectives on Educational Technology. (pp. 693-697). Retrieved from http://ascilite2014.otago.ac.nz/

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Alm, A. (2013). Extensive listening 2.0 with foreign language podcasts. Innovation in Language Learning & Teaching, 7(3), 266-280. doi: 10.1080/17501229.2013.836207

Journal - Research Article

Alm, A. (2013). Socially multilingual? An exploration of informal language learning practices on Facebook. Proceedings of the Global Perspectives on Computer-Assisted Language Learning (WorldCALL) Conference. Retrieved from https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/p3853ngyb94dazq/Short%20Papers.pdf

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Alm, A. (2013). Informal language learning practices on Facebook. In J. McDonald, S.-K. Loke, A. McLean & M. Rajoo (Eds.), Proceedings of the Spotlight on Teaching and Learning Colloquium. (pp. 67). Dunedin, New Zealand: HEDC, University of Otago. [Abstract]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Alm, A. (2012). Status updates in language learning: From 'pointless babble' to L2 conversation. In J. Colpaert, A. Aerts, W.-C. V. Wu & Y.-C. J. Chao (Eds.), Proceedings of the 15th International Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) Research Conference: The Medium Matters. (pp. 17-20). Taichung, Taiwan: Providence University. [Full Paper]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Alm, A. (2012, May). Status updates in language learning: From 'pointless babble' to L2 conversation. Plenary presentation at the 15th International Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) Research Conference: The Medium Matters, Taichung, Taiwan.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Alm, A. (2010, August). The social side of L2 motivation. Keynote presentation at the Antwerp CALL: Motivation and Beyond Conference, Antwerp, Belgium.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Alm, A. (2009). Blogging for self-determination with L2 learner journals. In M. Thomas (Ed.), Handbook of research in Web 2.0 and second language learning. (pp. 202-222). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference.

Chapter in Book - Research

Alm, A. (2009). Blogs as protected spaces for language learners. In R. J. Atkinson & C. McBeath (Eds.), Proceedings of the 26th Annual Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Conference: Same Places, Different Spaces. (pp. 20-24). ascilite. Retrieved from http://www.ascilite.org.au/conferences/auckland09/?m=Programme

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Alm, A. (2007). Motivationstheoretische Grundbedingungen für den erfolgreichen Einsatz von Neuen Medien im Fremdsprachenunterricht. Zeitschrift für Interkulturellen Fremdsprachenunterricht, 12(1). Retrieved from http://zif.spz.tu-darmstadt.de/jg-12-1/beitrag/beitra32.htm

Journal - Research Article

Alm, A. (2009). L2 blogging: The emergence of a new voice in the foreign language classroom. In J.-B. Son (Ed.), Internet-based language learning: Pedagogies and technologies. (pp. 119-137). Asia-Pacific Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning.

Chapter in Book - Research

Alm, A. (2007). Video-based language learning: A motivational study. New Zealand Language Teacher, 33, 38-43.

Journal - Research Article

Alm, A. (2006). CALL for autonomy, competence and relatedness: Motivating language learning environments in Web 2.0. JALT CALL Journal, 2(3), 29-38.

Journal - Research Article

Alm, A. (2010). The social side of L2 motivation. In A. Aerts, J. Colpaert & M. Oberhofer (Eds.), Proceedings of the Antwerp CALL: Motivation and Beyond Conference. (pp. 10-13). Antwerp, Belgium: Linguapolis, Universiteit Antwerpen. [Full Paper]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Alm, A. (2011). Podcasts in language learning: Strategy use in online digital listening. In K. Shephard, T. Harland & A. Cohen (Eds.), Proceedings of the Spotlight on Teaching and Learning Colloquium. (pp. 29). Dunedin, New Zealand: HEDC, University of Otago. [Abstract]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Alm, A. (2010). Language learning through Social Networking Sites. Proceedings of the 12th National Conference for Community Languages and ESOL (CLESOL). Retrieved from http://www.clesol.org.nz/2010/programme.html

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Alm, A. (2009). Learning to think in an L2 through blogging. Proceedings of the Independent Learning Association Conference: Independent Learning: Building on Experience, Seeking New Perspectives. ILA. Retrieved from http://ilac2009.elc.polyu.edu.hk/index.php/ILAC/ILAC2009/index

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Alm, A. (2008). Fostering learner engagement and cultural understanding through foreign language blogging. In C. Bond & R. Sproken-Smith (Eds.), Proceedings of the Spotlight on Teaching at Otago Conference. (pp. 5). Dunedin, New Zealand: HEDC, University of Otago. [Abstract]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Alm, A. (2008). The use of digital technologies in collaborative language learning environments. Proceedings of the International Association of Applied Linguistics Symposium. (pp. 89). Essen, Germany: AILA. Retrieved from http://www.aila2008.org/symposiaindividual-papersposters.html

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Alm, A. (2007, April). The motivational impact of digital technologies on the language learning environment: A self-determination theory perspective. Poster session presented at the American Association for Applied Linguistics Conference, Costa Mesa, CA.

Conference Contribution - Poster Presentation (not in published proceedings)

Alm, A. (2010, March). Lernerautonomie im Web 2.0 Sprachunterricht. Verbal presentation at the State Conference for Teachers of German NSW/ACT: From Here to Autonomy: Journey into Autonomous Learning, Sydney, Australia.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Alm, A. (2010, March). Lernerautonomie im Web 2.0 Zeitalter. Keynote presentation at the State Conference for Teachers of German NSW/ACT: From Here to Autonomy: Journey into Autonomous Learning, Sydney, Australia.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Alm, A., Walker, U., White, C., Levy, M., & Möllering, M. (2009, December). CALL perspectives on acquisition and participation [Colloquium]. Verbal presentation at the 1st Combined Conference of the Applied Linguistics Associations of New Zealand and Australia: Participation and Acquisition: Exploring these Metaphors in Applied Linguistics, Auckland, New Zealand.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

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