Alejandra Beatriz Sobrado
Department of Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures
121 Major Williams Hall
220 Stanger Street
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Alejandra Beatriz Sobrado is a bilingual teacher, originally from Chile where she obtained a bachelor's degree in English and Spanish Education in 1994. In 2010, Sobrado earned a master's degree in teaching Spanish as a foreign language from University of Leon in Spain. In the summer of 2013, Sobrado was certified as an Official Oral Proficiency Tester in Spanish by ACTFL (American Council on the teaching of foreign languages). In the year 1999, Sobrado won the prestigious Fulbright Fellowship to teach Spanish at A&M Consolidated High School, College Station, Texas. While in Texas, Sobrado also taught Spanish at Texas A&M University, helping with the organization of courses and different cultural activities for undergraduate students. In the 2002-2003 academic year, Sobrado earned an Advanced degree in Teaching and Curriculum at Monterrey University in Mexico. In 2004, Sobrado earned 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).
Sobrado has 22 years of experience teaching and working with students with diverse cultures and ethnic backgrounds. Research interests include communicative approach. Sobrado says she thinks it will enhance her teaching abilities and help students reach their goals in a more efficient way, especially in oral proficiency.
- Certified Oral Proficiency Tester (ACTFL)
- Communicative approach
- BA, University of Playa Ancha, Chile
- MA, University of Leon, Spain
- Spanish Club Advisor
- OEA (Organization of American States) scholarships 2003
- Fullbright Scholarship 1999
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