Dr. Ana Oskoz

Dr. Ana Oskoz is a Professor at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) where she teaches courses in Spanish and second language acquisition. Currently, she is Associate Dean in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. She was the Chair of the Modern Languages, Linguistics and Intercultural Communication department (2018-2022).

Dr. Ana Oskoz’s research focuses on the use of technology for second language learning and second language acquisition. In her research, she has examined the use of synchronous and asynchronous communication tools such as online chats for second language development, and discussion boards, blogs and wikis to promote cultural discussions and enhance second language writing and intercultural competence development. Dr. Ana Oskoz is also co-editor of the CALICO Journal published by Equinox.



Writing with an Intercultural mind

How to Teach Writing in the Foreign Language Class

Studies in Spanish Language

Instructional Strategies for Teaching Foreign Languages in Secondary Schools

Second Language Acquisition and Learning: From Theory to Practice



Kessler, G., Oskoz, A., & Elola, I. (Eds.). Technology across writing contexts and tasks. San Marcos: TX: CALICO, 2012.


Elola, I., & Oskoz, A.   [co-authors]. Multimodal feedback: Using Screencast-O-Matic and Microsoft Word in the FL classroom. Foreign Language Annals, 49(1), 2016, pp. 58-74.

Oskoz, A., & Elola, I.  [co-authors]. Promoting FL collaborative writing through the use of Web 2.0 tools. In M. Lloret & L. Ortega (Eds.), Technology and tasks: Exploring technology-mediated TBLT, Philadelphia, PA: John Benjamins, 2014, pp. 115-147.

Elola I., & Oskoz A. [co-authors]. Towards online and blended environments. In Lacorte, M. (Ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Hispanic Applied Linguistics, New York: NY: Routledge/Taylor & Francis group, 2014, pp. 221-23.

Oskoz, A., & Elola, I. [co-authors]. Integrating digital stories in the writing class: Towards a 21st century literacy. In J.G. Guikema & L. Williams (Eds.), Digital literacies in foreign language education: Research, perspectives, and best practices. San Marcos: TX: CALICO, 2014, pp. 179-200.

Oskoz, A., & Elola, I.  [co-authors]. Beyond the FL writing classroom: Social tools at work. In N. Estévez Fuerte & B. Calvel Arroitia (Eds.), Adquisición de segundas lenguas en el marco del nuevo milenio. Valencia, Spain: Universitat de Valencia, 2013, pp. 211–228.

Oskoz, A. Developing a Community of Inquiry in a Foreign Language Blended Course. In Z. Akyol & R. Garrison (Eds.) Educational Communities of Inquiry: Theoretical Framework, Research and Practice, Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 2012, pp. 267-294.

Oskoz A., & Elola I. [co-authors]. Understanding the impact of social tools in the FL classroom: Activity theory at work. In G. Kessler, A. Oskoz & I. Elola (Eds.), Technology across writing contexts and tasks. San Marcos: TX: CALICO, 2012, pp. 131-153.

Elola I., & Oskoz A. [co-authors]. Writing between the lines. Acquiring the presentational mode through social tools. In N. Arnold, & L. Ducate, (Eds.), Present and future promises of CALL: From theory and research to new directions in language teaching, San Marcos: TX: CALICO, 2011, pp. 171-210.

Oskoz, A., & Elola, I. [co-authors]. Academic Writing in the Foreign Language Classroom: Wikis and Chats at Work. In M. Pennington & P. Burton (Eds.), The College Writing Toolkit: Tried and Tested Ideas for Teaching College Writing, London, UK: Equinox, 2011, pp. 345-356.

Oskoz, A., & Elola, I. [co-authors]. Meeting At the Wiki: The New Arena for Collaborative Writing in Foreign Language Courses. In M. J. W. Lee & C. MacLoughlin (Eds.), Web 2.0-Based E-Learning: Applying Social Informatics for Tertiary Teaching, Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 2011, pp. 209-227.

Elola I., & Oskoz A. [co-authors]. A social learning approach to writing in the FL classroom: Adopting new pedagogical approaches through the use of online components. In G. Levine & A. Phipps (Eds.), Critical and intercultural theory and Language Pedagogy Boston, MA: Heinle & Heinle, 2010, pp. 185-201.

Elola, I., & Oskoz, A. [co-authors]. Collaborative writing: Fostering foreign language and writing conventions development. Language Learning & Technology,14(3), 2010, pp. 30-49.

Oskoz, A. Learners’ Feedback in Online Chats: What does it Reveal About Students Learning? CALICO Journal, 27(1), 2009, pp. 48-68.

Oskoz, A. The Use of Online Forums To Integrate the Standards Into the Foreign Language Curriculum. In V. Scott (Ed.), Principles and Practices of the Standards in College Foreign Language Education, Boston, MA: Heinle & Heinle, 2009, pp. 106-227.

Elola, I., & Oskoz, A. [co-authors]. Blogging: Fostering Intercultural Competence Development in Foreign Language and Study Abroad Contexts. Foreign Language Annals, 41(3), 2008, pp. 421-445.

Sykes, J., Oskoz, A., & Thorne, S.L. [co-authors]. Web 2.0, Immersive Environments, and the Future of Language Education. CALICO Journal, 25(3), 2008, pp. 528-546.

Oskoz, A. Creo que mi profesora de español debe corregir todos los errores que cometo cuando hablo.  Es su responsabilidad, ¿no? (I believe that my Spanish teacher should correct all my errors when I speak. That is her responsibility, isn’t it? In A. Edwald & J. Edstrom (Eds.), El español a través de la lingüística: Preguntas y respuestas (Spanish through linguistics: Questions and answers). Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press, 2008, pp. 230-243.

Oskoz, A. Students’ Dynamic Assessment Via Online Chat. CALICO Journal, 22(3), 2005, pp. 513-536.

Oskoz, A., & Liskin-Gasparro, J. Corrective feedback, Learner Uptake, and Teacher Beliefs: a Pilot Study. In X. Bonch-Bruevich, W. J. Crawford, J. Hellermann, C. Higgins, & H. Nguyen (Eds.), The Past, Present, and Future of Second Language Research: Selected Proceedings of the 2000 Second Language Research Forum. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press, 2002, pp. 209-228.


Oskoz, A. Laboratory Manual for Conexiones: Comunicación y cultura. (1e). Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice Hall, 1999.


Oskoz, A. Video in Social Science Research: Functions and Forms. Modern Language Journal, 97(1), 2013, p. 196

Oskoz, A. La comunicación escrita en el siglo XXI (Facultat de Filologia, Traducció i Comunicació: Universitat de València). Quaderns de Filologia. Estudis linguistics, 16, 2011  http://www.infoling.org/resenas/Review127.html

Oskoz, A. Mediating Discourse Online (Philadelphia: John Benjamins). Modern Language Journal, 94(2), 2010, pp. 349-350.

Oskoz, A. Lingüística aplicada del español (Spanish Applied Linguistics). (Arco Libros, 2007) in Rilce, 25(2), 2009, pp. 433-436.

Oskoz, A., & Chalhoub-Deville, M. [co-authors]. Assessing language through computer technology. (Cambridge University Press, 2006) in Language Testing, 26(1), 2009, pp. 151-155.

Oskoz, A. La www y la enseñanza del español como lengua extranjera. (Teaching Spanish in the Internet era. The www and Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language). (Octaedro, 2002) in Rilce, 2(1), 2005, pp. 177-180.