Faculty

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Chesla Ann Lenkaitis (Bohinski)

Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education

Office: LT-505
Phone: 607-777-3511
Fax: 607-777-2644
E-mail: lenkaitis@binghamton.edu

Educational Background

  • PhD, Spanish – Applied Linguistics Concentration, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

  • MA, Spanish, Millersville University, Millersville, PA

  • BBA, Finance Concentration with additional programs in International Business and Spanish,
    Marywood University, Scranton, PA

Teaching Profession
Courses regularly taught

  • Philosophical & Theoretical Foundations in the Pedagogy of Romance Languages

  • Curriculum & Teaching in Romance Languages

Current Research Interests

  • Second language (L2) vocabulary acquisition

  • Use of technology in the L2 classroom

  • Non-traditional L2 learner in the sociocultural context

Dissertation:

The portrait of a word: The use of mental and visual images in the acquisition of form, meaning, and use of Spanish concrete nouns.

Select Awards, Conferences, and Publications

Dr. Bohinski was Conference Chair of Binghamton University’s Annual Conference on Foreign Language Teaching. 
See - www.binghamton.edu/romance/language-conference
  for more information.

  • Bohinski, C. and Mulé, N. (2016). Telecollaboration: Participation and negotiation of meaning in synchronous and asynchronous activities. MEXTESOL Journal, 40(3), 1–16.

  • Bohinski, C.A., Venegas Escobar, S., and Calo, S. (2016). Dynamic teaching: Telecollaboration and Intercultural Communicative Competence. Presented at 43rd International MEXTESOL Convention, October 28, 2016, Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico.

  •  Bohinski, C.A. and Leventhal, Y. (2015). Rethinking the ICC framework: Transformation and telecollaboration. Foreign Language Annals, 48(3), 521-534.

  •  Bohinski, C.A. and Leventhal, Y. (2015) Why in the world would I want to talk to someone else about my culture? The Eurocall Review, 23(1), 11–16.

  • Bohinski, C.A. (2014). SUNY COIL Latin American Fellow. Telecollaboration project with a partner at the University of Monterrey (Mexico).
  • Bohinski, C.A., Feit, R., Leventhal, Y. (2014). Achieving cultural competence through international telecollaboration. Presented at 2014 ACTFL Convention, November 23, 2014, San Antonio, NY, USA.
  • Bohinski, C.A., Feit, R., Leventhal, Y. (2014). Seeking globalization and intercultural competence through international telecollaboration. To be presented at 2014 Binghamton University Conference on Foreign Language Teaching, September 21, 2014, Binghamton, NY, USA..
  • Bohinski, C.A., Feit, R., Leventhal, Y. (2014). Why in the world would I want to talk to someone else about my culture? Presented at 2014 UNI Collaboration: Telecollaboration in University Foreign Language Education, February 13, 2014, León, Spain.
  • Bohinski, C.A. (2013). Bridging textbook and technology: Building E-Connections in the L2 classroom. Presented at 2013 Binghamton University Conference on Foreign Language Teaching, September 28, 2013, Binghamton, NY, USA.
  • Bohinski, C.A. and Feit, R. (2013). Ignite the Language Fire in Students K-12. Presented at 2013 SUNY Language PACT, April 5, 2013, New York City, NY, U

  • Bohinski, C.A., Feit, R. and Konovaliouk, V. (2013). To Digitalize or Not to Digitalize: That is the Question. Presented at 2013 SUNY Language PACT, April 5, 2013, New York City, NY, USA.
  • Bohinski, C.A. (2013). Mental and visuals images: Bringing L2 vocabulary acquisition into focus. Presented at 2013 American Association for Applied Linguistics Conference, March 16, 2013, Dallas, TX, USA.
  • Bohinski, C.A. (2012). Mental and visual images: Links to L2 vocabulary acquisition. Presented at 2012 Second Language Research Forum, October 21, 2012, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
  • Bohinski, C.A. (2011). The portrait of a word: The use of mental and visual images in the acquisition of Spanish concrete nouns. Presented at 2011 American Association for Applied Linguistics Conference, March 26-29, 2011, Chicago, IL, USA.

  • Moranski, K., Bohinski, C.A. and Toth, P. (2010). Non-traditional learners and their agentive roles in the L2 classroom. Presented at 2010 Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Learning Research Working Group Conference, October 21-23, 2010, Columbia University, New York City, New York, USA.
  • Moranski, K., Bohinski, C.A., and Toth, P. (2010). A non-traditional look at the adult learner: Deconstruction through "co-construction" of grammar rules. Presented at 2010 Second Language Research Forum, October 14-17, 2010, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA.

Last Updated: 10/24/16