Dr. King de Ramírez is an Assistant Professor and the founding Director of the online Spanish program at the University of Arizona. She teaches upper division and graduate level courses on a variety of topics including online course design, international education, and world languages for specific purposes (WLSP). Carmen hosts an academic podcast series, World Languages 21, that highlights leading scholar's views on education, research, and curriculum design. Her publications include the co-edited book, "Transferable Skills for the 21st Century: Preparing Students for the Workplace through World Languages for Specific Purposes" as well as multiple peer-refereed articles and book chapters. A list of her publications can be found at www.carmenkingramirez.com
Assistant Professor, Director of Online Spanish Program
Combines all forms of language skills (speaking, reading, writing, and comprehension) with intermediate grammar.
Specialized work on an individual basis, consisting of training and practice in actual service in a technical, business, or governmental establishment.
World Languages for Professional Purposes is a course designed to help language instructors understand and meet the demands of 21st century professionals. This course introduces students to Language for Specific Purposes (LSP), a growing branch of applied linguistics. LSP is the primary approach used by language/cultural experts who educate individuals in community and professional venues. Students enrolled in this course will learn how to perform a need analysis of linguistic and cultural skills required in specific professional fields (e.g. health care, social work, and education) as well as create course curricula based on needs analysis. The course is languages agnostic and open to graduate students from various areas of specialization. However, this course was specifically designed to meet the needs of students enrolled in the Masters in the Teaching of Spanish Education program.