Biography

My past research has focused on first and second language acquisition, language assessment, bilingual education, research methods, and the application of evolutionary theory and perceptual control theory to understanding human behavior, learning and education.

I am currently focusing my research activities on what I call Autonomous Technology-Assisted Language Learning (ATALL). ATALL involves using and developing technology, in particular Internet media and communication tools, to enhance education in foreign-languages and cultures.

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Key Professional Appointments

Professor Department of Educational Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1998 - present

Associate Professor Department of Educational Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1986 - 1998

Assistant Professor Department of Educational Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1979 - 1986

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Québec Ministry of Education, Université de Montréal, Faculté des sciences de l'éducation, Section de mesure et évaluation, 1978 - 1979

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Education

Ph.D., Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, 1978

M.A., Psychology, McGill University, Montreal, 1975

B.A., Psychology, Queen's College of the City University of New York, 1974

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Awards, Honors, Associations

Research/Teaching Award for Chile, Feb.-June 2008 Fulbright Program, 2006 - 2008

Research & Service

My past research has focused on first and second language acquisition, language assessment, bilingual education, research methods, and the application of evolutionary theory and perceptual control theory to understanding human behavior, learning and education.

I am currently focusing my research activities on what I call Autonomous Technology-Assisted Language Learning (ATALL). ATALL involves using and developing technology, in particular Internet media and communication tools, to enhance education in foreign-languages and cultures.

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Publications

Cziko, G. (2005) Exploiting the internet for foreign language input: Resources, tools and techniques for accessing text and audio. Selected papers from the Fourteenth International Symposium on English Teaching English Teachers’ Association: Taipei, Taiwan

Cziko, G. (2004) Electronic tandem language learning (eTandem): A third approach to second language learning for the 21st century Computer-Assisted Language Instruction Consortium Journal 22 (1), 25-39

Cziko, G., & Park, S. (2003) Internet audio communication for second langauge learning: A comparative review of six programs Language Learning and Technology 7 (1), 15-27  link >

Cziko, G. (1995) Without miracles: Universal selection theory and the second Darwinian revolution.. MIT Press (A Bradford Book): Cambridge

Cziko, G. (1992) Purposeful behavior as the control of perception: Implications for educational research. Educational Researcher 21 (9)

Cziko, G. (1992) The evaluation of bilingual education: From necessity and probability to possibility Educational Researcher 21 (3), 10-15

Cziko, G.. Without miracles: Universal selection theory and the second Darwinian revolution. (Chinese ed.).. East China Normal University: Shanghai

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Grants

Co-Principal Investigator Collaborative Research: Translating Prosody in an English-Chinese Language Tutoring Systems, National Science Foundation, 2006 - 2007

Principal Investigator Proposal to Establish a Low-Power Campus Radio Station at UIUC for Spanish-Language and Latino Programming, Office of the Chancellor, 2004 - 2005

Principal Investigator Electronic Network for Language and Culture Exchange (ENLACE), National Center for Supercomputing Applications, 2003 - 2004

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Service

Member Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission, City of Urbana, 2006 - present

Gary Cziko

Professor Emeritus, Educational Psychology

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