Ludovic M. Kovalik, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Ludovic M. Kovalik, Ph.D.

Education
Anderson Center C-024
(336) 750-3264 (p)

kovaliklm@wssu.edu
Curriculum Vitae



Educational Background

  • PhD in English (TESL/Linguistics), 2004, Oklahoma State University
  • MA in English (TESL/Linguistics), 2001, Oklahoma State University
  • BA in English and French Languages and Literatures, 1979, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania

Research and Projects Interests:

  • Development and usage of classroom simulation as a means to facilitate ESL student learning
  • Tendencies in present-day American English: novel spellings, novel meanings, novel syntaxes
  • Overtly-elliptical structures: usage and acceptance in written discourse

Selected Publications:


Raising awareness of the importance of reading: How young people may benefit from classroom simulation. (forthcoming). Journal of Simulation/Gaming for Learning and Development. (with Doina L. Kovalik and Manuelita Cardona)

TOWN-HALL MEETING: An incursion into the role of reading in everyday life. (forthcoming). Journal of Simulation/Gaming for Learning and Development. (with Doina L. Kovalik and Manuelita Cardona)

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: Promoting work and study abroad through virtual visit presentations. (2013). In G. Halleck (Ed.), English composition simulations (pp.1-12). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt. (with Khalid M. Ibrahim)

WORLD POPULATION: A ready-to-use simulation around world population. (2013). In G. Halleck (Ed.),English composition simulations (pp.187-200). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt. (with Doina L. Kovalik)

A solution toward bettering the validity of the language acceptability assessment elicitation procedure. (2008). Kansas Working Papers in Linguistics, 30, 174-182. 

A lesson learned through gaming. (2008). Simulation & Gaming: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Theory, Practice, and Research, 39, 118-125. (with Doina L. Kovalik)

Language simulation: The blending space of critical thinking and writing. (2007). Simulation & Gaming: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Theory, Practice, and Research, 38, 310-322. (with Doina L. Kovalik)

Language learning simulations: A Piagetian perspective. (2002). Simulation & Gaming: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Theory, Practice, and Research, 33, 345-352. (with Doina L. Kovalik)

Additional Information:

  • Courses Taught
  • Selected Presentations
  • Media Appearances and Coverage

  • ESL 5301: Descriptive Linguistics

    ESL 5304: Language Variety in American English

    ESL 5310: Language Acquisition and Language Learning

    ESL 5312: Testing, Assessment, and Evaluation of ESL

    ESL 5315: Advanced Grammar for ESL Teachers

    ESL 5317: Literacy Skills Development in ESL

    ESL 5320: Teaching ESL Composition at the College Level

    ESL 5321: Special Projects in ESL

    ESL 5322: History of the English Language

    ESL 6301: Research Methods in ESL

    ESL 6302: Special Topics in ESL


    Native-speaker / nonnative-speaker interaction: A two-way benefit, The 2011 Southeast TESOL Regional Conference, Richmond, VA, October 13-15, 2011. (with Doina L. Kovalik)

    Language simulation: A learning environment for grade-level ESL classroom settings, panel discussion, The 8th Annual TALGS Conference, Greenville, NC, February 19, 2011. (with MA candidates in WSSU's TESL and Applied Linguistics Program)

    Texting: A blend of technology and linguistically-creative young brains, The American Association for Applied Linguistics Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA, March 6-9, 2010. (with Doina L. Kovalik and Manuelita Cardona)

    Expression of elicited surprise: A cross-cultural study, The American Association for Applied Linguistics Annual Conference, Denver, CO, March 21-24, 2009. (with Doina L. Kovalik)

    Getting back to basics: Understanding that it takes a village to teach developmental college writing, The Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching, Greensboro, NC, 8-10 February, 2008. (with colleagues)

    A solution toward bettering the validity of the language acceptability assessment elicitation procedure, The Mid-America Linguistics Conference, Lawrence, KS, October 26-28, 2007.

    The read, the inferred, and the already-known: Acquiring knowledge through reading, The American Association for Applied Linguistics Annual Conference, Costa Mesa, CA, April 21-24, 2007.

    Critical thinking in language simulations, part of the symposium "Adapting simulation techniques in ESL composition classes," The 41st TESOL Annual Convention, Seattle, WA, March 20-24, 2007. (with Doina L. Kovalik)

    Ellipsis and its impact upon discourse: A cross-linguistic study, part of the symposium "Cognitive approaches to cross-linguistic discourse analysis," The 14th World Congress of Applied Linguistics, hosted by the American Association for Applied Linguistics, Madison, WI, July 24-29, 2005.

    Back-channeling in an all-ESL oral interaction, The American Association for Applied Linguistics Annual Conference, Arlington, VA, March 22-25, 2003.

    Context vs. isolation in ellipsis acceptability assessments, The Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics, Washington, D.C., February 15-17, 2003.

    Native vs. nonnative assessments of ellipsis, The OABE/OKTESOL Joint Conference, Tulsa, OK, November 8-10, 2001.

    Teaching English behind the former Iron Curtain, The 19th Annual OKTESOL Conference, Edmond, OK, October 13-14, 2000. (with Doina L. Kovalik)


    Spencer, Erik. (2007, November 7). Long journey brings talented teachers to WSSU. The News Argus, p.3.

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