Felix Kronenberg | Assistant Professor
Office: 105 Palmer Hall | Phone: (901) 843-3136 | Email: kronenbergf@rhodes.edu

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Dr. Felix Kronenberg joined the Department of Modern Languages  and Literatures at Rhodes College as Assistant Professor and Director of the Language Learning Center in the summer of 2009.  He held a similar position at Pomona College in the 4 years prior to his arrival here at Rhodes. Dr. Kronenberg has taught courses such as Stereotypes in Advertising, Introduction to German Media and Film, Teaching German with Technology, and all levels of German language courses.

Dr. Kronenberg also oversaw the design of a new Language Learning Center, which opened in the fall of 2010. He was awarded the 2009 Marie Sheppard Award by the International Association for Language Learning and Technology, and has been a fellow for the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education. He was the president of the SouthWest Association for Language Learning and Technology until 2010.

He edited the book Language Center Design, for which he also wrote a chapter on language center design at small educational institutions. “Language Learning Spaces at Small Liberal Arts Colleges.” In October of 2012 he gave the Inauguration Keynote Presentation “Language Learning Spaces at Small Liberal Arts Colleges” for the New Language Learning Center at Willamette University (Salem, OR).

He is currently working on a book entitled Language Learning Spaces.

Notable projects and activities for the academic year of 2013/14 include:

  • delivering the keynote address for the FLTP (Foreign Language Technology Program) at the University of Colorado in Boulder in October of 2013
  • hosting an grant workshop at Rhodes on blended learning for which he received funding through AALAC in September 2014
  • consulting for the construction of a language learning center for diplomats in western Africa
  • invited presentations at Grinnell College (April 2014), the University of Memphis (February 2014), and Oberlin College (April 2014)
  • joining an advisory team of a major U.S. textbook publisher to develop a language learning computer game
  • presenting on the plenary panel "The Tipping Point – Language Learning for a Changed World" at ACTFL 2013 in Orlando, FL. See more at: http://www.actfl.org/convention-expo/access-actfl-2013/access-actfl-videotaped-sessions#sthash.MEAoK9wH.dpuf

Dr. Kronenberg has presented extensively on various issues involving language learning and technology at regional, national, and international conferences. He has been a consultant for various colleges and universities internationally and nationally (most recently for Illionois Wesleyan University, Willamette University, Wheaton College (Norton, MA) and the New College of Florida) and has provided numerous workshops and professional development opportunities for language teachers and professors. His special interests include language learning spaces, language center design, computer games and L2 acquisition, digital storytelling, and blended learning.

He maintains the language technology bootcamp blog and website.


Education

Dr. Kronenberg received his B.A., M.A. in English and History, a postgraduate certificate in Teaching German as a Foreign Language, and his Ph.D. in German Philology from the University of Regensburg.  His dissertation was entitled “From Trade Cards to the Internet: Depiction of Germans and Germany in American Advertising.”


Courses

GERM 101 (Elementary German)
GERM 102 (Elementary German)
GERM 201 (Intermediate German)
GERM 202 (Intermediate German)
GERM 240/340 German Cinema
GERM 301 (Composition and Conversation)
GERM409 (taught as independent study)
LANG151 (Stereotypes in Advertising)


Selected Publications

Kronenberg, F. A. (2014). Extending the Classroom: Digital Micro-Narratives for Novice Language Learners. Dimensions, 124-134..

Kronenberg, F. A. (2013). The LLC and public relations: Promoting the language learning center. In IALLT Management Manual (pp. 121132).  International Association for Language Learning and Technology.

Kronenberg, F. A. (2013). Computer games as agentive and immersive spaces for language learners. In B. Bigl & S. Stoppe (Eds.), Playing with virtuality, theories and methods of computer game studies (pp. 313–332). Peter Lang.

Kronenberg, F. A. (2013). Technology and the changing nature of narrative in L2 learning and teaching. In L. A. Wankel & P. Blessinger (Eds.), Increasing student engagement and retention using multimedia technologies: Video annotation, multimedia applications, videoconferencing and transmedia storytelling, Cutting-edge technologies in higher education (Vol. 6, pp. 95–119). Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Kronenberg, F. A. (2012). Selection criteria for commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) video games for language learning. IALLT Journal, 42(2), 52–78.

Kronenberg, F. A. (2011). Language centers at small institutions. In F. A. Kronenberg (Ed.), Language Center Design (pp. 83–94). International Association for Language Learning and Technology.

Kronenberg, F. A. (Ed.). (2011). Language center design. Moorhead, MN: International Association for Language Learning and Technology.

Kronenberg, F. A. (2008). From trade cards to the internet: Depiction of Germans and Germany in American advertising. (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from http://epub.uni-regensburg.de/10696/

Baumann, C., & Kronenberg, F. A. (2003). Schwarzfahrer. Mitte: Zeitschrift für Interkulturelle Begegnung, 1(2), 198–222.

Kronenberg, F. A. (2003). Eine Liebesgeschichte – oder: Die Wahrnehmung des Anderen in Libuše Moníkovás Verklärte Nacht. Mitte: Zeitschrift für Interkulturelle Begegnung, 1(2), 23–26.