Jonathon S Reinhardt

About Jonathon S Reinhardt

Jon Reinhardt teaches courses for English undergraduate, MAESL graduate, and SLAT PhD graduate students, primarily focused on teaching languages with technology, sociolinguistics, and teaching English as a foreign language. His research interests lie in the relationship between technological change and the theory and practice of technology-enhanced second and foreign language pedagogy, especially with emergent technologies like social media and digital gaming. He is active in CALICO (Computer-Assisted Language Instructional Consortium) and AAAL (American Association of Applied Linguistics), and sits on the editorial boards of CALICO Journal and Language Learning and Technology, for which he serves also as Book Review Editor. 

Selected Publications

Reinhardt, J. (2016). "Commentary: Preparing teachers for open L2TL: Frameworks for critical awareness and transformation". Special Issue on social dynamics in open educational language practice, ALSIC Journal, 19. 

Reinhardt, J. and Thorne, S. (2016). "Digital games and L2 pedagogy". In F. Farr & L. Murray, (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Language Learning and Technology, 415-430. London: Routledge.

Reinhardt, J. and Sykes, J. (Eds.) (2014). Game and Play Activity in Technology-Mediated L2 Teaching and Learning. Special Issue of Language Learning & Technology, 18(2).

Reinhardt, J., Warner, C., and Lange, K. (2014). "Digital game literacies in L2 German". In J. Pettes-Guikema and L. Williams, (Eds.), Digital Literacies in Foreign Language Education, 159-177. San Marcos, TX: CALICO

Reinhardt, J. and Ryu, J. (2013). Using social network-mediated bridging activities to develop socio-pragmatic awareness in elementary Korean. International Journal of Computer Assisted Language Learning and Teaching, 3(3), pp. 18-33.

Reinhardt, J. (2013). "Digital game-mediated foreign language teaching and learning: Myths, realities and opportunities". In M. Derivry-Plard, P. Faure, and C. Brudermann (Eds.), Apprendre les langues à l’université au 21ème siècle, 161-178. Paris: Riveneuve.

Reinhardt, J. and Chen, H. (2013). "An ecological analysis of social networking site-mediated identity development". In M.-N. Lamy and K. Zourou, (Eds.), Social Networking for Language Education, 11-30New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Sykes, J. and Reinhardt, J. (2012). Language at Play: Digital Games in Second and Foreign Language Teaching and Learning. New York: Pearson.

Reinhardt, J. and Sykes, J. (2012). "Conceptualizing digital game-mediated L2 learning and pedagogy: game-enhanced and game-based research and practice". In H. Reinders (Ed.), Digital Games in Language Learning and Teaching, 32-49. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Reinhardt, J. (2012). "Accommodating divergent frameworks in analysis of technology-mediated interaction". In M. Dooly and R. O’Dowd (Eds.), Researching Online Interaction and Exchange in Foreign Language Education: Current Trends and Issues, 45-77. Frankfurt: Peter Lang.


L2 Digital Literacies Symposium (October 2016):

Mobile Games for Indigenous Languages (2013-2015):

Games2Teach (2010-2014):



Research Interests

second and foreign language pedagogy, technology-enhanced language learning (digital games, social media, and mobile technologies); social constructivist learning theories

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Contact Information

Jonathon S Reinhardt
Associate Professor, English
Telephone: (520) 621-1836
Office: 473 Modern Languages Bldg
Office Hours: Wednesday 3-5 pm and by appt.


May 1989, B.A. in German, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

August 1992, M.A. in Applied Linguistics/TESOL, University of Illinois at Chicago

August 2007, Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics, The Pennsylvania State University

Dissertation Title

Directives Usage by ITAs: An Applied Learner Corpus Analysis

Courses Taught

English/SLAT 589: Internet Technologies in Second/Foreign Language Teaching and Learning

English 506: Linguistics and Grammar for TESL

English 455: Introduction to TESOL

English 355: English Sociolinguistics

English 255: Introduction to the English Language

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences