PAULA M. WINKE is an associate professor in the Department of Linguistics, Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages at Michigan State University. She is part of the core faculty within the Second Language Studies Ph.D. Program, the Master of Arts in TESOL Program, and the Master of Arts in Foreign Language Teaching (MAFLT) Program, the last of which she serves as director. She is the President of the Midwest Association of Language Testers (MwALT) and is on the editorial advisory board of the journal TESOL Quarterly. Paula is a co-director (with Aline Godfroid and Susan Gass) of the Second Language Studies Eye-tracking lab.
Paula's primary area of research is second and foreign language testing, though she researches other issues in applied linguistics and second language acquisition, including task-based language teaching methods, computer-assisted language learning, individual differences in SLA, and attention and awareness in SLA. Much of her recent work is on ethical and social concerns in high-stakes, foreign and second language testing.
Paula's research on the reliability of the U.S. Citizenship test for English-language learners was covered by PRI The World in 2013 and the Associated Press in 2012 (to hear a radio interview, click here, to see and hear the PRI segment, click here). She received the TESOL Award for Distinguished Research in 2012 for her work on NCLB tests for English-learning, K-12 children, and the Outstanding Article of the Year Award (with Senta Goertler) from CALICO in 2009 (for research on online and hybrid, university-level, foreign language instruction).
If you have questions about Paula's research, or questions about applied linguistics studies at Michigan State University, please feel free to contact Paula.
Winke, P. (2013). The effects of input enhancement on grammar learning and comprehension: A modified replication of Lee, 2007, with eye-movement data. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 35(2), 323-352. doi: 10.1017/S0272263112000903
Winke, P., Gass, S., & Myford, C. (2013). Raters’ L2 background as a potential source of bias in rating oral performance. Language Testing, 30(2), 231-252. doi: 10.1177/0265532212456968
Winke, P., Gass, S., Sydorenko, T. (2013). Factors influencing the use of captions by foreign language learners: An eye-tracking study. The Modern Language Journal, 97(1), 254–275. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-4781.2013.01432.x
Winke, P. (2013). An investigation into second language aptitude for advanced Chinese language learning. The Modern Language Journal, 97(1), 109-130. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-4781.2013.01428.x
For more publications, see Paula's CV.