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Alyssa Martoccio, Ph. D


Assistant Professor of Spanish

Email: Alyssa Martoccio
Office Location: Plaza Building 118E
Phone: (303) 556-2840
Fax: (303) 556-6038
Office hours: Th 10:00-11:00 & by appt.
Areas of Expertise:
Second language acquisition/Classroom second language acquisition

​Ph.D., Spanish Linguistics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2012
M.A., Spanish Linguistics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2006
B.A., Spanish, with a concentration in Psychology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, 2004

​Alyssa’s research interest is in second language acquisition and classroom second language acquisition. She examines ways of facilitating the second language learning of adult learners, and is interested in individual differences as well as the roles of instruction, feedback, awareness, task-based language instruction, and learner readiness.
Her current research focuses on the role of awareness in the acquisition of both differential object marking and gender agreement in Spanish.

​MLNG 4690/5690: Methods of Teaching Modern Languages