I am a Professor of Spanish and Applied Linguistics and the Language Coordinator at the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. I am also an ACTFL certified Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) tester and trainer.
I received my MA and PhD from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the United States. I completed a Masters degree in TESOL and a doctoral degree in Education with a concentration in Second Language Acquisition Teacher Education (SLATE). My BA degree in English Philology comes from the University of Barcelona, Spain.
I teach courses in Foreign Language Pedagogy, Second Language Acquisition and Spanish Language and Linguistics. I train and supervise Teaching Assistants in the department. My research focuses on Spanish L1 and L2 pragmatics, oral discourse and teaching practices.
Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
Illinois State University
Campus Box 4300
Normal, IL 61790-4300