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tion Pending Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX • Doctorate in Curriculum & Instruction specializing in Bilingual Education 2012 Region 20 TOPP Certification Program San Antonio, TX • Teacher Orientation and Preparation Program • Seeking Certification in Spanish, Bilingual Education, and ESL 2005 Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX • Master of Education Specialization in Bilingual Education 1993 Hardin-Simmons University Abilene, TX • BA in Spanish and a minor in Biology
2010 - 2013 Baptist University of the AmericasSan Antonio,TX Adjunct Professor Department of Modern and Classical Languages Courses implemented: 1. Spanish Advanced Grammar: This is an intensive course designed to meet the needs of Hispanic students who already speak Spanish, but need instruction in reading and writing. It concentrates on structured writing and examines the grammar of Spanish at the advanced level from the perspective of a future Spanish language and culture teacher. 2. Latin American Culture and Civilization: This is an introduction to Hispanic-American culture and civilization, with consideration of geographical, social, economic, political, religious and artistic features. The course includes lectures, collateral readings, as well as written and oral reports. A special feature of the course is the use of films to enhance cultural appreciation. Class is conducted in Spanish. 3. Spanish Phonology and Morphology: The course is a contrastive linguistics study of the sound and lexical systems of English and Spanish. The study of its sound system examines the distinct nature of the two vowel and consonant systems, their syllable structure as well as supra-segmental features. The study of morphology examines word creation. The course looks at the creative nature of the single word in Spanish as compared to the creative nature of word clusters in English. The course takes into account the teaching of Spanish and English. 4. Spanish Syntax and Semantics The course is a contrastive linguistic study of English and Spanish. The generative and structural theoretical models of syntax and semantics are explored. 1. Syntax topics include: a) Word order and its connections to word morphology b) Word order and its connections complex sentence types 2. Semantic topics include: a) The meaning of language, verbal systems, adjectives, adverbs and nouns. b) The study of euphemisms and popular word creation 5. Social Justice in a Culturally Diverse Classroom Students in this course explore aspects of the critical thought of Paulo Freire, a Brazilian educator, philosopher, and activist. Particular attention is devoted to his views of school curricula, teacher-student relationships, formal and informal education, critical consciousness, and democracy. His views of Brazilian and other societies from the 1960s into the 1990s provide the context and departure points for these studies. In Particular, this course is designed to enable students to better understand, evaluate, and apply the ideas of Paulo Freire in schools today. Thus, the course is designed to open new doors of understanding curriculum and teaching and how to better address the needs of students in a global world. 2003 - 2008 Texas Tech University Department of Education Lubbock, TX Research Assistant • Conducted research for Texas Tech University Department of Education • Helped school districts to enhance learning for linguistically diverse students • Utilized English as a Second Language (ESL) strategies in the preparation of English Language Learners (ELLs) for
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