316 Major Williams Hall
220 Stanger St.
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Awards and Honors
OEA (Organization of American States) scholarships 2003
Fullbright Scholarship 1999
I am a bilingual teacher, originally from Chile where I obtained a Bachelor degree in English and Spanish Education in 1994. In 2010 I got a Master Degree in teaching Spanish as a foreign language from University of Leon in Spain. In the summer of 2013 I was certified as an Official Oral Proficiency Tester in Spanish by ACTFL (American Council on the teaching of foreign languages). In the year 1999, I won the prestigious Fulbright Fellowship to teach Spanish at A&M Consolidated High School, College Station, Texas. While in Texas I also taught Spanish at Texas A&M University helping with the organization of courses and different cultural activities for undergraduate students. In the year of 2002-2003 I got an Advanced degree in Teaching and Curriculum at Monterrey University in Mexico and in 2004 I got a certification in curriculum and methodology from the School of Education at Harvard University. Both degrees were obtained with scholarships awarded by OEA (Organization of American States).
I have 22 years of experience teaching and working with students with diverse cultures and ethnic backgrounds.
I am currently very interested in doing research in communicative approach. I think it will enhance my teaching abilities and it will help my students to reach their goals in a more efficient way especially in oral proficiency.