Language, Literacy, and Technology
Cleveland Hall 384
Eugenie Mainake (he/him) is a doctoral student in Language, Literacy, and Technology at Washington State University, Pullman. He comes from Ambon, Maluku, Indonesia. Eugenie earned his MA in TESOL from Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2020 sponsored by the Fulbright scholarship and a B.Ed. in English language teaching from Universitas Pattimura, Indonesia where he began his college-level teaching career after his graduation in 2014.
Having a wealth of knowledge and experience in language teaching and linguistics, and as an EdTech enthusiast himself, he further developed his keen interest in exploring ways that teachers can use cutting-edge technology (e.g., Virtual Reality) to engage the students and provide an immersive learning experience. Eugenie deeply values working closely and building solid relationships with in-service and pre-service teachers. Therefore, his current research work examines the impacts of students’ emotions on their task engagement so that the findings will inform teachers’ task designs (with or without integrating technology) and teaching practices which considerably reinforce diversity, equity, and inclusion principles, aside from solely meeting the learning objectives.
He is passionate about language and culture as he himself is from a multicultural and multilingual country. He likes meeting people and learning about their languages and cultures. For him, learning a new language and culture is like opening doors to a multitude of insights and seeing the world from various perspectives which makes us appreciate ourselves, our identities, and other people even more.