B135 Wells Hall
619 Red Cedar Rd
East Lansing, MI 48824
FacultyLinguistics, Languages, and CulturesCenter for Language Teaching AdvancementSecond Language Studies
Director, Center for Language Teaching Advancement (CeLTA)
Director, National Less Commonly Languages Resource Center (NLRC)
Ph.D., University of Regensburg (Germany), 2008
Dr. Felix Kronenberg is the Director of the Center for Language Teaching Advancement (CeLTA) and an Associate Professor of German in the Department of Linguistics, Languages, and Cultures at Michigan State University. Dr. Kronenberg is also the PI and founding Director of the National Less Commonly Taught Languages Resource Center (NLRC). The center is funded by a Title VI Grant by the U.S. Department of Education.
Dr. Kronenberg’s research interests include language education, program administration, learning space design, sociomateriality, innovation in language education, and technology. His monograph titled “Physical Language Learning Spaces in the Digital Age” will be published at the end of 2023 with Bloomsbury Academic. Another book, the co-edited “Language Program Vitality in the United States: From Surviving to Thriving in Higher Education” will also be published at the end of 2023 with Springer.
Dr. Kronenberg served as president of the International Association for Language Learning Technology (IALLT) 2015-2017, and as president of the South West Association for Language Learning Technology. He served as an advisory board member of the Learning Spaces Collaboratory and has been a fellow for the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education. He is currently serving on the editorial board of the TASK Journal and the council of the International Association for Language Learning Technology (IALLT).
He is currently Co-Principal Investigator on the 2.5 million Andrew W. Mellon Foundation LCTL and Indigenous Languages Partnership grant. He has worked as a consultant to more than a dozen language departments and language centers. Dr. Kronenberg has given numerous keynotes internationally and nationally, and has been an invited speaker at dozens of institutions and conferences.
Professional homepage: http://felixkronenberg.com/
April 2, 2023
December 12, 2017
Current Research Projects / Under Review
Physical Language Learning Spaces in the Digital Age (monograph Bloomsbury Academic – to be published in fall of 2023).
Language Program Vitality in the United States
From Surviving to Thriving in Higher Education (co-edited volume with Emily Heidrich Uebel,
and Scott Sterling – Springer – November 2023)
• “Technology Integration and Online Language Learning: From Commonly Taught Languages to Less Commonly Taught and Indigenous Languages” (invited book chapter, mid-2023)
• article: “Understanding the power of place at colleges and universities”
• Kronenberg, Felix A., ed. From Language Lab to Language Center and Beyond: The Past, Present, and Future of Language Center Design. Auburn, AL: International Association for Language Learning and Technology, 2017.
• Kronenberg, Felix A., ed. Language Center Design. Moorhead, MN: International Association for Language Learning and Technology, 2011.
Articles and Book Chapters (Post-Doctorate)
• Kronenberg, F. A. (2022). “Language Learning Spaces in the Digital Age: Investigating the Normalization of the Built Language Classroom.” Sprachen.Politik.Sprachenpolitik. Arbeitskreis der Sprachenzentren.
• Kronenberg, F. A. & Case, V. (2022). Today’s Colleges and the Power of Place. Academe Blog (AAUP)
• Kronenberg, F. A. & Schwienhorst, K. (2021). Building for Sustainable Change: Co-Designing Language Centers in Germany and the United States. In E. Lavolette & A. Kraemer, A. (Eds), Language center handbook 2021 (pp. 217-242). Auburn, AL: International Association for Language Learning Technology.
• Fritzsche, S. , Giupponi, L., Heidrich Uebel, E., Kronenberg, F.A., Long, C.P. and van Gorp, K. (2022) Languages as Drivers of Institutional Diversity: The Case of Less Commonly Taught Languages. The Language Educator. (pp.45-47)
• Kronenberg, F. A. (2020). Embracing Hybridity: Virtual Spaces in Foreign Language Housing. In J. Bown, W. Baker Smemoe, & D. P. Dewey (Eds.), Language Learning in Foreign Language Houses (pp. 321–334). International Association for Language Learning Technology.
• Ramey, Neville, Kronenberg, et. al. “Revisioning the Global Middle Ages: Immersive Environments for Teaching Medieval Languages and Culture” Digital Philology: A Journal of Medieval Cultures, vol. 8, no. 1, Spring 2019, pp. 86-104.
• Kronenberg, F. A. (2018). The language center design process. In E. Lavolette & E. Simon (Eds.), Language center handbook (pp. 53–66). Auburn, AL: International Association for Language Learning Technology.
• Kronenberg, F., Gaugler, K. & Samuels, J. (2018). The Road to the Lost City of ‘C’: From Simulation to Reality. The Language Educator. (pp.44-47)
• Kronenberg, F. (2018). Gamified Imagined Community Simulations (ImSims) for Language Learning. FLTMAG.
• Kronenberg, F. A. (2017). From Language Lab to Language Center and Beyond: The Past, Present, and Future of Language Learning Center Design. Alsic Journal, 20(3).
• Transforming a dinosaur on campus: From language lab to language center and beyond (December 12, 2017) – UB (University Business)
• Simon, Kraemer, Kronenberg, Lavolette, Sartiaux. (2017) “Language Center Evaluation Toolkit.” International Association for Language Learning and Technology.
• Kronenberg, Felix A. “Curated language learning spaces: Design principles of physical 21st century language centers.” IALLT Journal 46.1 (2016): 63–91.
• Kronenberg, Felix A. “Language Center Design and Management in the Post-Language Laboratory Era.” IALLT Journal 44.1 (2014): 1–16.
• Adapting Classrooms for Student-centered, Individualized, and Technologically-supported Pedagogies. Learning Spaces Collaboratory (2015)
• Digital Storytelling Video Series 2015 (Associated Colleges of the South)
• Kronenberg, F. (2015). A Language Center Design Primer. FLTMAG.
• Kronenberg, Felix A. “Extending the Classroom: Digital Micro-Narratives for Novice Language Learners.” Dimensions (2014): 124-134. [journal has no volume or issue numbers]
• Kronenberg, Felix A. “The LLC and Public Relations: Promoting the Language Learning Center.” IALLT Management Manual. Ed. A. Ross. International Association for Language Learning and Technology, 2013. 121-132.
• Kronenberg, Felix A. “Computer Games as Agentive and Immersive Spaces for Language Learners.” Playing with Virtuality, Theories and Methods of Computer Game Studies. Ed. Benjamin Bigl & Sebastian Stoppe. Peter Lang, 2013. 313–331.
• Kronenberg, Felix A. “Technology and the Changing Nature of Narrative in L2 Learning and Teaching.” Increasing Student Engagement and Retention Using Multimedia Technologies: Video Annotation, Multimedia Applications, Videoconferencing and Transmedia Storytelling. Ed. Laura A. Wankel & Patrick Blessinger. Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2013. 95–119.
• Kronenberg, Felix A. “Selection Criteria for Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS) Video Games for Language Learning.” IALLT Journal 42.2 (2012): 52–78.
• Kronenberg, Felix A.“Language Centers at Small Institutions.” Language Center Design. Ed. Felix Arnulf Kronenberg. International Association for Language Learning and Technology, 2011. 83–94.