Dr. Dan Isbell

Assistant Professor

English Major Advisor

Office: Bldg. 47-26B
Phone: 756-7192
E-mail: drisbell@calpoly.edu

faculty office hours






M.A. Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), Northern Arizona University

Ph.D. Second Language Studies, Michigan State University

Teaching and Research Interests

Language Testing & Assessment
Second Language Pronunciation
Instructed Second Language Acquisition
Technology and Language Learning

Selected Publications

Isbell, D., & Winke, P. (2019). ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview – computer [test review]. Language Testing.Online Advance Access. https://doi.org/10.1177/0265532219828253

Loewen, S., Crowther, D., Isbell, D., Kim, K. M., Maloney, J., Miller, Z., Rawal, H., & Yin, Y. (2019). Mobile-assisted language learning: A Duolingo case study. ReCALL.Online First View. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0958344019000065

Gass, S., Winke, P., Isbell, D.,& Ahn, J. (2019). How captions help people learn languages: A working-memory, eye-tracking study. Language Learning & Technology, 23(2), 84–104. https://doi.org/10125/44684

Isbell, D., Park, O., & Lee, K. (2019). Learning Korean pronunciation: Effects of instruction, proficiency, L1, and outcome task. Journal of Second Language Pronunciation, 5(1), 13-48. https://doi.org/10.1075/jslp.17010.isb

Isbell, D., Winke, P., & Gass, S. (2018). Using the ACTFL OPIc to monitor growth in a tertiary foreign languages program. Language Testing.Advance online publication.https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0265532218798139

Isbell, D.(2018). Online informal language learning: Insights from a Korean learning communityLanguage Learning & Technology22(3), 82–102. http://www.lltjournal.org/item/3082

Isbell, D.(2017). Measuring C2 writing ability on the Certificate of English Language Proficiency: Rater and examinee age effectsAssessing Writing, 34, 37-49. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.asw.2017.08.004

Isbell, D.(2017). Assessing L2 pronunciation for research purposes with listener-based numerical scales. In O. Kang and A. Ginther (Eds.), Assessment in second language pronunciation(pp. 89-111). New York: Routledge.

Loewen, S., & Isbell, D.(2017). Pronunciation in face-to-face and oral synchronous computer mediated interaction. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 39(2), 225-256. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0272263116000449

LaFlair, G. T., Isbell, D., Gutierrez-Arvizu, M. N., May, L.D.N., & Jamieson, J. (2017). Test equating in small language programs. Language Testing, 34(1), 127-144. https://doi.org/10.1177/0265532215620825

Fellowships, Awards, and Honors

Fulbright U.S. Student fellowship



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