Alejandra Beatriz Sobrado

Alejandra Beatriz Sobrado

Spanish Instructor

Office

316 Major Williams Hall 
220 Stanger St. 
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Phone

540-231-5362

Email

asobrado@vt.edu

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Expertise

  • Certified Oral Proficiency Tester (ACTFL)

Professional Activities

  • Spanish Club Advisor

Education

  • B.A. University of Playa Ancha, Chile
  • M.A. University of Leon, Spain

Research Interests

Awards and Honors

OEA (Organization of American States) scholarships 2003

Fullbright Scholarship 1999

Additional Information

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.