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carmenking@arizona.edu
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Modern Languages 522
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Via Zoom by appointment., arizona.zoom.us/my/drkingramirez
King de Ramirez, Carmen L
Associate Professor

Dr. King Ramírez is an Associate Professor (tenured) and the founding Director of the online Spanish program at the University of Arizona. Her research interests include online language education, international exchange, and world languages for specific purposes (WLSP). Dr. King Ramírez is the host of an academic podcast series, World Languages 21, that highlights leading scholar's views on education, research, and curriculum design. 

Selected Publications (full list available: www.carmenkingramirez.com)
-King Ramírez, Lafford & Wermers. (2021). Online World Language Instruction: Training and Evaluation.  Georgetown University Press.

-King Ramírez & Lafford (2018). Transferable Skills for the 21st Century:  Preparing Students for the Workplace through World Languages for Specific Purposes. Sabio Books. 

King-Ramírez, C. (2020). The implications of academic culture in collaborative online international learning (COIL): Differences between Mexican and U.S. Students’           Perspectives. Foreign Language Annals.

-King de Ramírez, C. (2019). Global Citizenship Education Through Collaborative Online International Learning in the Borderlands: A Case of the Arizona–Sonora              Megaregion.  Journal of Studies in International Education. 1-18.

-King de Ramírez, C. (2017). The Importance of Socialization among International Volunteers: A Case of Border NGOs. Intercultural Communication Journal. 1-17.

-King de Ramírez, C. (2017).  Spanish for the professions: Heritage learners’ experiences in community internships. In M. Long (Ed), Languages for Specific Purposes: Trends in Curriculum Development. (pp. 55-72). Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press.  

-King de Ramírez, C. & Lafford, B.  (2017). Mentors’ Perspectives on Professional Internships: Rewards, Challenges and Future Directions. In M. Bloom & C. Gascoigne (Eds), Creating experiential learning opportunities for language learners. (pp. 135-159). Bristol, United Kingdom: Multilingual Matters.

Selected Awards
- Mellon-Fronteridades Faculty Fellowship program (2021)
Arizona-Sonora Interuniversity Research Collaboration Seed Grant. (2019)
-Consortium on North American Higher Education Collaboration (Conahec) Faculty Exchange (2018)

Meet the DSP - Professor King de Ramirez's video.

Currently Teaching

SPAN 449D – Topics in Border Studies

This course will explore Topics in Border Studies. Through the readings in this course students will develop analytical and interpretive skills and learn to apply these skills to literature and the genre both within the classroom environment and on their own. Additionally, students will achieve a nuanced understanding of the literature's social and historical context.

This course will explore Topics in Border Studies. Through the readings in this course students will develop analytical and interpretive skills and learn to apply these skills to literature and the genre both within the classroom environment and on their own. Additionally, students will achieve a nuanced understanding of the literature's social and historical context.

SPAN 599 – Independent Study

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work. Graduate students doing independent work which cannot be classified as actual research will register for credit under course number 599, 699, or 799.

Qualified students working on an individual basis with professors who have agreed to supervise such work. Graduate students doing independent work which cannot be classified as actual research will register for credit under course number 599, 699, or 799.

SPAN 920 – Dissertation

Research for the doctoral dissertation (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or dissertation writing).

Research for the doctoral dissertation (whether library research, laboratory or field observation or research, artistic creation, or dissertation writing).

SPAN 581C – Online Course Design for Advanced Language Courses

Online Course Design for Advanced Language Courses is a course that provides language instructors with a foundation in Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) theory and best practices for online language course design. Through this course, students will become familiar with publications on digital pedagogy theory, be introduced to Quality Matters (QM) online design standards, and create online shells for advanced language courses, including the fields of linguistics and literature. The course will provide students with the opportunity to experience the digital classroom and, based on that experience, evaluate crucial content/design components of online FL courses. The capstone project requires each student to create and present their own online Spanish language course that complies with the QM rubric.

SPAN 586 – World Languages for Professional Purposes

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.