Ekaterina Sudina

Assistant Professor
Old Cafeteria Building G317


Ekaterina Sudina teaches courses in linguistics and English composition. Her research interests include second language acquisition, quantitative research methods, the psychology of second and foreign (L2) language learning and teaching (particularly individual differences), and L2 reading and writing.


  • M.A. Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
  • Ph.D. Northern Arizona University

Research Interests

  • Applied Linguistics
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Individual Differences

Courses Taught

  • LING 2050: English for Global Communication
  • LING 2710: English Grammar
  • LING 2740: Language in the USA
  • LING 3740 | ENGL 6527: The Structure of English: Syntax and Semantics
  • LING 3750: Introductory Linguistics
  • ENGL 1100: Foundations of College Writing
  • ENGL 6530: Descriptive Linguistics

Selected Publications

  • Plonsky, L., Sudina, E., & Teimouri, Y. (2022). Language learning and emotion. Language Teaching, 55, 346–362. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0261444821000434
  • Sudina, E., & Plonsky, L. (2021). Academic perseverance in foreign language learning: An investigation of language-specific grit and its conceptual correlates. Modern Language Journal, 105, 829–857. https://doi.org/10.1111/modl.12738
  • Teimouri, Y., Sudina, E., & Plonsky, L. (2021). On domain-specific conceptualization and measurement of grit in L2 learning. Journal for the Psychology of Language Learning, 3, 156–164. https://doi.org/10.52598/jpll/3/2/10
  • Sudina, E. (2021). Study and scale quality in second language survey research, 2009–2019: The case of anxiety and motivation. Language Learning, 71, 1149–1193. https://doi.org/10.1111/lang.12468
  • Sudina, E., & Plonsky, L. (2021). Language learning grit, achievement, and anxiety among L2 and L3 learners in Russia. ITL – International Journal of Applied Linguistics, 172, 161–198. https://doi.org/10.1075/itl.20001.sud
  • Sudina, E., Brown, J., Datzman, B., Oki, Y., Song, K., Cavanaugh, R., Thiruchelvam, B., & Plonsky, L. (2021). Language-specific grit: Exploring psychometric properties, predictive validity, and differences across contexts. Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 15, 334–351. https://doi.org/10.1080/17501229.2020.1802468
  • Sudina, E., Vernon, T., Foster, H., del Villano, H., Hernandez, S., Beck, D., & Plonsky, L. (2021). Development and initial validation of the L2-teacher grit scale. TESOL Quarterly, 55, 156–184. https://doi.org/10.1002/tesq.581