Marlene Johnshoy
Online Education Program Director
CARLA Web Manager

Marlene Johnshoy began her work with CARLA during the first three-year cycle of National Language Resource Center funding (1993-1996). As part of the Technology Project team, she provided the technical support for the Russian and Chinese interactive TV courses and assisted with the development of three regional workshops for Russian, Chinese, Japanese, and Hebrew instructors.

From 1996-1999, Marlene served as a co-instructor and provided technical support for a course called "Technology in Second Language Teaching," which was a pilot program for inservice and preservice teachers and is now a regular part of the curriculum for preservice teachers. She was also was responsible for creating a database of software for a variety of languages which is accessible on the web.

In 1999, Marlene began working with the Content-Based Language Teaching with Technology (CoBaLTT) program to facilitate the technology portion of the CoBaLTT program and to act as the web developer for the CoBaLTT website.

As the CoBaLTT program finished, Marlene started the CARLA Technology Project and has given workshops across the country on technology integration to teachers of all languages. As part of the Project, Marlene coordinated the languages and technology workshops co-sponsored by IALLT and ACTFL for a number of years.

More recently, Marlene received yearly grants from STARTALK to offer a completely online course for STARTALK teachers on how to teach online. The course proved so popular, Marlene and her STARTALK team started to offer a CARLA summer institute version, which is still being taught every summer.


  • ABD in Education: Professional Studies (Technology, Faculty Development, Online Learning), Capella University
  • Completed coursework for Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, Second Languages and Cultures, University of Minnesota
  • Multimedia Certificate (2000), St. Paul Technical College
  • M.A. (1984), Hispanic Linguistics, University of Minnesota

Experience (short synopsis)

2001-2022 CARLA Web Manager, Online Education Program Director, Technology Instructor, CARLA


Instructor and WebWeaver for the CoBaLTT project, CARLA


Assistant and Associate Education Specialist, CARLA and the CLA LANGUAGE CENTER (webmaster, lab co-coordinator and helping language instructors to incorporate computers and the Internet into their language teaching)


Spanish Instructor and Computer Liaison (Romance Langugaes), ST. OLAF COLLEGE, Northfield MN


Spanish Instructor, COLLEGE OF ST. CATHERINE, St. Paul MN


Spanish Instructor, CONCORDIA COLLEGE, St. Paul MN


Instructor and Director, Spanish Credit Program, CONCORDIA INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE VILLAGES, Bemidji MN


Flute Instructor, Vocal Director, PEACE CORPS at the BACHILLERATO DE ARTES, Ministry of Education, San Salvador, El Salvador

Selected Recent Presentations

Murphy-Judy, K., Johnshoy, M., Godwin-Jones, R., Hromalik, C., & Russell, V. (2013-16). "Design and Delivery of Basic Online Language Instruction." Full-day workshops conducted each year at the Computer-Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO), at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan.

Johnshoy, M. (2016). "Using technology for the 3 modes in Arabic language teaching." Workshop conducted for Qatar Foundation Institute for Arabic Language Teachers, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Johnshoy, M., & Rosen, L. (2015, March 13). "Teachers as learners: Preparing for online/blended language instruction." Paper presented at the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (CSCTFL), Minneapolis, MN.

Johnshoy, M. (2015, August 6-7). "Haiti's language and culture: Integrating technology into teaching." Workshop conducted at the Kimberly Green Latin American and Caribbean Center, Florida International University, Miami, FL.

Murphy-Judy, K., & Johnshoy, M. (2015. May 15). "Using data to guide teacher preparation and for online language instruction." Session presented at the 9th International Language Teacher Education Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

McNeil, M., Hubbard, P., Johnshoy, M., Kessler, G., Murphy-Judy, K., & Youngs, B. (2014, May 9). "Preparing teachers for blended/online language instruction." Presented at Teacher Education SIG panel at the annual conference of the Computer-Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO), Athens, OH.

Matos-Schultz, F., & Johnshoy, M. (2014, November 22). "Teachers as learners: Transitioning to online language teaching." Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Council of Teachers of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), San Antonio, TX.

Johnshoy, M. (2014, October 25). "Online learning: How four STARTALK programs maximized opportunities and met challenges." Panel presentation conducted at the fall conference of STARTALK, Indianapolis, IN.

Murphy-Judy, K., Johnshoy, M., Louis, B., & Moore-Adams, B. (2014, September 25). "An introductory workshop for online language teaching." Workshop conducted at the annual meeting of the Foreign Language Association of Virginia (FLAVA), Harrisburg, VA.

Johnshoy, M. (2014, December 5). "Teachers as learners: Preparing language teachers to teach online." Invited presentation for the annual STARTALK advisory board meeting, Washington, DC.

Johnshoy, M. (2013, April 18). "Using today's tech tools for communication and collaboration." Full-day workshop conducted for the Title V-Project ACE, Miami Dade College-InterAmerican Campus, Miami, FL.

Johnshoy, M., & Matos-Schultz, F. (2012, June 13). "Teaching language online: Preparation, design, experiences, and resources." Workshop conducted at the annual conference of Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO), Notre Dame, IN.

Johnshoy, M. (2012, August 7-8). "Technology tools for communication, collaboration, and assessment." Workshop facilitated for the Clark County Professional Development for language teachers at Las Vegas, NV.

Johnshoy, M. (2012, May 31). "Technology tools for communication, collaboration, and assessment." Workshop facilitated for the Languages, Cultures & Linguistics department at Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, WA.

(2010). "Digital Storytelling." 3-day invited workshop for the American School, Paris, France.

(1998-2011). "Integrating Internet Resources into Language Instruction."  Full-day workshop taken to many different institutions as part of the ACTFL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS, sponsored by ACTFL and IALLT.  Coordinator of content and presenter team.

(1997-05). "Foreign Languages: Teaching with Technology." Two-day workshop taken to many different institutions as part of the Houghton Mifflin Company's FACULTY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS, co-sponsored by ACTFL and IALLT. Since 2004, Coordinator of content and presenter team.


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