Anne Donovan (M.S. Applied Linguistics, Georgetown University) is a language research and assessment specialist at the Center for Applied Linguistics. Since 2008, she has worked on projects including the development of Computerized Oral Proficiency Instruments (COPIs) in French and Mandarin Chinese, a computerized rater training program in Modern Standard Arabic, and professional development courses for language teachers through face-to-face, online, and blended learning formats, with a focus on assessment training.
Several of her projects have involved the instruction and assessment of less commonly taught languages through the STARTALK program. She is also now concluding work on a research study investigating an intervention to increase language learning gains by students studying abroad.
Most recently she co-authored a paper on results of this study in the Foreign Language Annals. Prior to coming to CAL, she spent a year as an assistant English teacher in France.