Lindsay Giacomino

Lecturer of Spanish


Dept:World Languages And Cultures
505 Morrill Rd
Ames IA

Area of expertise: Hispanic linguistics, Spanish phonetics

Topics of interest: second language acquisition, sociolinguistics, Spanish for the professions, Spanish phonetics and pronunciation, task-based language teaching (TBLT)


Lindsay Giacomino is a Lecturer of Spanish in the World Languages and Cultures Department at Iowa State University. She received her M.A from Indiana University, Bloomington in Hispanic Linguistics in 2017, specializing in phonetics/phonology, sociolinguistics, and second language acquisition, and a dual B.A. in Spanish and Linguistics from St. Cloud State University. Prior to beginning her graduate studies, she was a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant and taught English at a university in Colombia. Lindsay's research interests include L2 phonology, task-based language teaching (TBLT) methods, learner individual differences on the acquisition of Spanish, sociophonetics and quantitative research methodology. She is interested in developing methods for improving pronunciation for second language learners. Lindsay currently teaches Spanish Conversation for Professionals and Spanish Phonetics and Pronunciation. In the past she has taught Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics, intermediate and advanced courses in Spanish grammar, conversation, and composition.

Grants and Awards

  • 2015, Graduate Fellowship, Graduate Students in Areas of National Need (GAANN), Indiana University

  • 2013-2014, J. William Grant: Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, Colombia

Recent / Major Publications

  • Gurzynski-Weiss, L., Giacomino, L., Jarrett, D. (2021). Examining high-school learners' experience of task motivation and difficulty in a two-week Spanish immersion camp. In M.J. Ahmadian & M.H. Long (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Task-Based Language Teaching (pp. 556-584). Cambridge University Press.

  • Jung, D., DiBartolomeo, M., Melero-García, F., Giacomino, L., Gurzynski-Weiss, L., Henderson, C., & Hidalgo, M. (2020). Tracking the dynamic nature of learner individual differences: Initial results from a longitudinal study. Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching, 10(1), 177-219.