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Miguel Ángel Novella
Visiting Lecturer

romance languages and literatures

Academic Degrees

Ph.D., Georgetown University, M.A., B.A National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM-Mexico)

Research Areas

Applied Linguistics / Second Language Acquisition
Second language pedagogy, Attention and awareness, Implicit and explicit learning, Teaching and Researching listening, and Teacher Training and Development.

Recent Papers and Presentations

“¿Puedo hablar sin escuchar? La comprensión auditiva en el salón de español en la clase de español,” XV Encuentro de profesores de español a no nativo hablantes, UNAM-San Antonio, September 29, 2012.

“The effects of different time lengths on fluency, complexity, and accuracy in an oral interpretation task,” 2012 Georgetown University Round Table (GURT), Georgetown University, March 8-11, 2012.

“Cuánto tiempo tengo? Los efectos de 0 y 5 mins. en la fluidez, complejidad y precisión: El caso de los niveles intermedios”, 7o. Simposio Internacional de Enseñanza del Español como L2 y LE, (7th. Symposium on the Teaching of Spanish as a L2 and FL), Universidad Nacional Aut. de México (UNAM), October 12-14, 2011.

“The effects of a circling task on the incidental learning of form-meaning connections” Graphsy 2011, Georgetown University, March 25-26, 2011.

“Implicit and Explicit instruction in L2 learning: Norris and Ortega (2000) revisited and updated,” Presented in collaboration with Jaemyung Goo, Gisela Granena, and Yucel Yilmaz. Second Language Research Forum 2009, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. October, 29, November 1, 2009.

Contact Information

Boston College
Department of Romance Languages and Literatures
Lyons Hall
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-3804


Current Courses

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