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Professor Lana Rings
Assistant Professor of German, Department of Modern Languages

321 Hammond Hall
(ph): 817.272.5541
(fax): 817.272.5408


Ph.D. – University of Southern California, 1985
M.A. – University of Missouri, 1973
B.A. - Washburn University of Topeka (Kansas), 1970


Current Research

Dr. Lana Rings’ area of specialization is applied linguistics. Her research focuses on second language pedagogy, the application of linguistic research to the teaching of languages, and intercultural communication. Dr. Rings has recently published an article in the SOCALLT Conference Proceedings. She has just submitted a revised article addressing text-based language teaching.


Recent Publications

“Blogging in the Third-Year Foreign Language Classroom.” 2007 SOCALLT (South-central Association of Language Learning Technologies) Conference Proceedings, in press.

“The Oral Interview and Cross-cultural Understanding in the FL Classroom.” Foreign Language Annals 2006 (39.1): 29-39.


Teaching Interests

Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages
Intercultural Communication
Discourse Analysis
Medieval and Early Modern German Literature


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