Volker H. Hegelheimer
Professor & Associate Chair

Ph.D Program in Applied Linguistics & Technology
M.A. Program in Teaching English as a Second Language

Department of English
Iowa State University

341 Ross Hall
Ames, IA 50011

Phone:  ++515-294-2282
Fax:    ++515-294-6814
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As of August 21, 2007



  • Excellence in Graduate Mentoring Award, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Iowa State University. 2016.
  • Honorable Mention, Journal of Second Language Writing Best Article Award for 2015, for Li, J., Link, S, & Hegelheimer, V. (2015). Rethinking the Role of Automated Writing Evaluation in ESL Writing Instruction. Journal of Second Language Writing. 27, 1-18
  • Mid-Career Achievement in Research Award, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Iowa State University, 2012
  • International Language Testing Association Best Paper Award, for articles published in 2010.
  • LAS Master Teacher, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Iowa State University, 2006 – 2007.
  • CALICO Outstanding Article Award, CALICO Journal, 2007, for articles published in 2005 – 2006.

Grants (Recent, Total about $2 mill.)

  • Co-Principal Investigator, “Using Educational Technology in the English Language Classroom,” FY 2015 E-Teacher Scholarship Program, with Carol Chapelle
    Amount received: $198,831
    U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, administered through Family Health International (FHI 360), August 1, 2016 – December 15, 2017, Award #: S-ECAGD-15-CA-1095
  • Co-Principal Investigator, " CyWrite: Making automated writing evaluation work for students, teachers, and researchers," with Carol Chapelle, Evgeny Chukharev,-Khudilaynen, Donald Bear, and Jim Ranalli.
    Amount funded: $296,042,
    Signature Research Initiative, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, Iowa State University. July 1., 2013 – June 30, 2016.
  • Principal Investigator, Engaging M@terials for Global Development
    Amount funded: $1,233,332.00
    U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, 08/15/11-07/15/13  Award #: S-ECAAL-11-CA-120(MJ)
  • Principal Investigator, A Corpus Linguistics Approach For Assessing Student And Workplace Writing In Civil Engineering
    Amount funded: $13,011
    National Science Foundation (NSF), 2/1/2010 – 1/31/2011
  • Co-principal Investigator, Cognitive Processes and Use of Knowledge in Performing New TOEFL Listening Tasks, with Dan Douglas
    Amount funded: $124,909
    Educational Testing Service, January 2005 – August 2006

Publications (selected)

  • Heift, T. & Hegelheimer, V. (Forthcoming). Computer-assisted Corrective Feedback and Language Learning. In Nassaji, H. & Kartchava, E. Corrective Feedback in Language Learning, Routledge.
  • Hegelheimer, V., Li, Z., Dursun, A. (Forthcoming) CALL (Computer-Assisted Language Learning) Research, In Liontas, J. (ed.). The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Li, Z., Dursun, A. & Hegelheimer, V. (Forthcoming) Technologies for teaching and learning L2 writing. In Chapelle and Sauro (Eds.).The Handbook of Technology in Second Language Teaching and Learning. Wiley-Blackwell
  • Hegelheimer, V., Dursun, A., Li, Z. (Editors, 2016). Automated writing evaluation in language teaching: Theory, development and application. CALICO Special Issue 33.1. (January 2016)
  • Li, J., Link, S, & Hegelheimer, V. (2015). Rethinking the Role of Automated Writing Evaluation in ESL Writing Instruction. Journal of Second Language Writing. 27, 1-18.
  • Li, Z., Link, S., Ma, H., Yang, H., Hegelheimer, V. (2014). The Role of Automated Writing Evaluation Holistic Scores in the ESL Classroom, System, 44, 66-78.
  • Cutrim-Schmid, E. & Hegelheimer, V. (2014). Collaborative research projects in the technology-enhanced language classroom: Pre-service and in-service teachers exchange knowledge about technology. ReCALL 26(3), 1-18. Available on CJO 2014 doi:10.1017/S0958344014000135
  • Link, S., Dursun, A., Karakaya, K., Hegelheimer, V. (2014). Towards better ESL practices for implementing automated writing evaluation. CALICO Journal 31(3).
  • Li, Z., Hegelheimer, V. (October 2013) Mobile-assisted grammar exercises: Effects on self-editing in L2 writing. Language Learning & Technology 17 (3), 135-156.
  • Hegelheimer, V. & Lee, J. (2013). The role of technology in teaching and researching writing. In M. Thomas, H. Reinders & M. Warschauer (Eds.), Contemporary computer-assisted language learning (pp. 287-302). London & New York: Bloomsbury. 
  • Suvorov, R., & Hegelheimer, V. (2013). Computer-assisted language testing. In A. J. Kunnan (Ed.), Companion to Language Assessment (pp. 593-613). Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Raith, T. & Hegelheimer, V. (2010). Teacher development, TBLT, and technology. In Thomas, M., & Reinders, H. (Eds.). Task-Based Language Teaching and Technology. London & New York: Continuum.
  • O’Bryan, A. & Hegelheimer, V. (2009). Using a mixed-methods approach to explore strategies, metacognitive awareness, and the effects of task design on listening development. Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics 12 (1), 1001-1030.
  • Healey, D., Hegelheimer, V., Hubbard, P., Ioannou-Georgiou, S., Kessler, G. & Ware, P. (2008). TESOL Technology Standards Framework. Alexandria, VA: TESOL.
  • Douglas, D. & Hegelheimer, V. (2008).Assessing language using computer technology. Annual Review of Applied Linguistics 2007 27, 115-132.
  • O'Bryan, A. & Hegelheimer, V. (2007). Integrating CALL into the classroom: The role of podcasting in an ESL listening strategies course. ReCALL 19(2), 162-180.
  • Grgurovic, M. & Hegelheimer, V. (2007). Help options and multimedia listening: students' use of subtitles and the transcript. Language Learning & Technology 11(1), 45-66.
  • Miller, M. & Hegelheimer, V. (2006).The SIMs Meet ESL: Incorporating authentic computer simulation games into the language classroom. International Journal of Interactive Technology and Smart Education 3(4).
  • Hegelheimer, Volker (2006): When the technology course is required. In Levy, M. & Hubbard, P. (Eds.) Teacher education in CALL. Philadelphia, PA: John Benjamins, 117-133.
  • Hegelheimer, V. (2006). Helping ESL writers through a multimodal, corpus-based, online grammar resource. CALICO Journal 24(1), 5-32.
  • Hegelheimer, V. & Knierim, M. (2006). Das WWW im Fremdsprachenunterricht. In Jung, U. (Ed). Praktische Handreichung für Fremdsprachenlehrer. 4th ed. München: Fritz Lang, 293-299.
  • Hegelheimer, V. & Fisher, D. (2006). Grammar, writing, and technology: A sample technology-supported approach to teaching grammar and improving writing for ESL learners. CALICO Journal 23(2), 257-279.
  • Kaur, J. & Hegelheimer, V. (2005): ESL students use of concordance in the transfer of academic word knowledge: An exploratory study. Computer Assisted Language Learning 18(4), 287-310.
  • Smidt, E. & Hegelheimer, V. (2004). Effects of Online Academic Lectures on ESL Listening Comprehension, Incidental Vocabulary Acquisition, and Strategy Use. Computer Assisted Language Learning 17(5), 525–564.
  • Hegelheimer, V., Reppert, K., Daisy, B., Broberg, M., Grgurovic, M., Middlebrooks, K., & Liu, H.M. (2004) Preparing the new generation of CALL researchers and practitioners: What 9 months in an M.A. program can (or cannot) do. ReCALL 16(2), 432-447.
  • Hegelheimer, V. & Tower, D. (2004). Using CALL in the classroom: Analyzing student interactions within an authentic CALL program. System 32(2), 185-205.
  • Chapelle, C. & Hegelheimer, V. (2004). The English language teacher in the 21st century. In S. Fotos & C. Browne (Eds.), New Perspectives in CALL for Second Language Classrooms. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum, 299-316.
  • Chapelle, C., Jamieson, J., & Hegelheimer, V. (2003). Validation of a web-based ESL test. Language Testing 20 (4), 409-439.
  • Hegelheimer, V. & Chapelle, C. (2000). Methodological Issues in Research on Learner-Computer Interactions in CALL Language Learning & Technology 4(1), 41-59.

Research Interests

  • Computer-Assisted Language Learning // Computergestütztes Fremdsprachenlernen
  • Methodology // Sprachdidaktik
  • Second Language Acquisition // Zweitsprachenerwerb
  • Language Testing // Sprachfähigkeitsfeststellung
  • Educational Technology // Neue Medien



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