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Betancur Carmona, Adriana
Senior Lecturer

Dr. Betancur was born and raised in Medellin, Colombia, where she completed her undergraduate studies in linguistics and literature. In 2002 she moved to Spain to complete a master's in literary analysis at the University of Granada. For the last sixteen years she has lived in the United States.

She graduated from the University of Arizona’s doctoral program in Spanish with a focus on Hispanic American literature. During her years as a graduate student in the Spanish department she had the opportunity to teach all of the classes that constitute the basic program and the minor. She currently works as Assistant Director to the Online Program for the Department of Spanish and Portuguese.

Currently Teaching

SPAN 102 – Second Semester Spanish

Oral approach.

Oral approach.

Oral approach.

SPAN 201 – Third Semester Spanish

Continuation of Spanish 101 and 102 or by placement exam. As the first semester of the second year Spanish, this course focuses on a short review of the materials studied in the first year courses. It expands on those points with a more in-depth study of the Spanish language and culture. Content-based approach integrates grammar and culture in a functional use through listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course further develops grammatical accuracy in the use of the simple tenses: present, future, and conditional and of particular importance is the perfection of the use of the past tense: preterit and imperfect. Compound tenses such as the present perfect, past perfect are also developed in this course. Students gain the ability during this course to deal with more complex and abstract situations in the foreign language. Language use encouraged by way of communicative activities rather than a sequence of linguistics units. Audio, video, and computer materials incorporated.