Alejandra Beatriz Sobrado

Alejandra Beatriz Sobrado, Spanish Instructor

Alejandra Beatriz Sobrado, Spanish Instructor
Alejandra Beatriz Sobrado, Spanish Instructor

Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
316 Major Williams Hall 
220 Stanger St. 
Blacksburg, VA 24061

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.

  • Certified Oral Proficiency Tester (ACTFL)
  • B.A. University of Playa Ancha, Chile
  • M.A. University of Leon, Spain
  • Spanish Club Advisor
  • OEA (Organization of American States) scholarships 2003
  • Fullbright Scholarship 1999

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