Tetyana Sydorenko

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Assistant Professor
Department of Applied Linguistics
Portland State University

Email: tsydorenkoat signpdx.edu

Research and Teaching Interests

 Cognitive processes in second language acquisition
Using eye-tracking technology for SLA research
Computer-assisted language learning
Second language pragmatics
Language assessment
Corpus linguistics

Publications & Presentations

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Publications

Refereed journal articles

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Winke, P., Gass, S. M., & Sydorenko, T. (forthcoming). Factors influencing the use of captions by foreign language learners: An eye-tracking study. The Modern Language Journal.

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Sydorenko, T. (2011). Item writer judgments of item difficulty versus actual item difficulty: A case study. Language Assessment Quarterly, 8(1), 34-52.

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Winke, P., Gass, S. M., & Sydorenko, T. (2010). The effects of captioning videos used for foreign language listening activities. Language Learning & Technology, 14(1), 66-87.

bullet  Sydorenko, T. (2010). Modality of input and vocabulary acquisition. Language Learning & Technology, 14(2), 50-73.

Book chapters

bullet  Lyddon, P. A., & Sydorenko, T. (2008). Assessing distance language learning. In S. Goertler & P. Winke (Eds.), Opening Doors through Distance Language Education: Principles, Perspectives, and Practices (pp. 109-128). San Marcos, TX: Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium.
bullet  Sydorenko, T., Myers, T., & Nakhimovsky, A. (2008). Pedagogical uses of multimedia annotators and players. In M. Lytras, D. Gasevic, P. Ordonez de Pablos, and W. Huang (Eds.), Technology enhanced learning: Best practices (pp. 185-204). IDEA Group Publishing.

Book reviews

bullet  Sydorenko, T. (2009). [Review of the book The Blackwell guide to research methods in bilingualism and multilingualism]. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 31(4), 641-642.

Presentations

Refereed conference presentations

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Sydorenko, T. (2012, March). Developing Pragmatic Competence via Computer-delivered Automatized Structured Tasks and Role-plays in Dyads. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Applied Linguistics, Boston, MA.

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Sydorenko, T. (2011, March). Raising pragmatic competence through technology-guided planning. Paper presented at the American Association for Applied Linguistics, Chicago, IL.

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Sydorenko, T. (2010, October). Methodological constraints and information on purchasing eye tracking equipment. In P. Winke & Susan Gass (Chairs), Eye-tracking for SLA research: Applications, outcomes, and methodological considerations. Colloquium conducted at the Second Language Research Forum, College Park, MD.

bullet  Sydorenko, T. (2010, March). Predictors of item difficulty in a test of conversational Russian.. Paper presented at the American Association for Applied Linguistics, Atlanta, GA.
bullet  Winke, P., Gass, S., & Sydorenko, T. (2010, March). The use of captions during video-based listening tasks by learners of Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish: An eye-tracking study.. Paper presented at the American Association for Applied Linguistics, Atlanta, GA.
bullet  Sydorenko, T. (2009, October). Item writer judgments of item difficulty vs. experimental data.. Paper presented at the Second Language Research Forum, East Lansing, MI.
bullet  Schierloh, M., Kraemer, A. & Sydorenko, T. (2009, March). Using multimedia interactive modules for foreign language assessment. Paper presented at the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Chicago, IL.
bullet  Winke, P., Gass, S., & Sydorenko, T. (2008, August). The effects of captioning on video-based listening activities in the second language classroom. Paper presented at the International Association of Applied Linguistics conference, Essen, Germany.
bullet Sydorenko, T., Hsieh, C., & Ahn, S. (2008, March). Foreign language learner beliefs about the use of technology in language learning. Paper presented at the Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium, San Francisco, CA.
bullet Sydorenko, T. (2007, October). Developing a test of pragmatic ability in Russian as a foreign language. Paper presented at the Midwest Association of Language Testers, Ann Arbor, MI.
bullet Sydorenko, T. (2007, October). Modality of video presentation and vocabulary acquisition. Paper presented at the Second Language Research Forum, Urbana-Champaign, IL.
bullet Sydorenko, T. (2005, November). Multimedia software design for language teaching. Paper presented at the Michigan Teachers of English as a Second Language conference, East Lansing, MI.
bullet Sydorenko, T. (2005, October). Topic, focus, and multiple wh-questions in Russian. Paper presented at the Michigan Linguistic Society conference, East Lansing, MI.
bullet Sydorenko, T. (2005, March). Multimedia program design for second and foreign language teaching. Paper presented at the Eastern Michigan University Graduate Research Fair, Ypsilanti, MI.

Last updated: 2/11/2012