Chesla Ann (Bohinski) Lenkaitis' areas of specialty include second language acquisition and applied linguistics. More specifically, she has much interest in technology integration in the second language classroom and intercultural competence.
She has presented her research at various conferences including AAAL (American Association for Applied Linguistics) and CALICO (Computer-Assisted Language Instruction Consortium). Her work has been published in journals including Foreign Language Annals and MEXTESOL.
Prior to working at Binghamton University, Lenkaitis was a public high school Spanish teacher for eight years. With this experience combined with her doctoral work, she dedicates herself not only to teaching Spanish but also to helping present and future educators identify the most effective ways to facilitate the teaching and learning of a second language.
Lenkaitis is the language coordinator of the department's introductory and intermediate language program and is the program coordinator of the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in French and Spanish Adolescence Education.
- BA, Marywood University, PA
- MA, Millersville University, PA
- PhD, Temple University, PA
- Identifying the most effective ways to facilitate the teaching and learning of a second language (L2)
- Examining technology integration in the L2 classroom including telecollaboration and intercultural competence