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carmenking@arizona.edu
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Modern Languages 528
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Via Zoom by appointment., arizona.zoom.us/my/drkingramirez
King Ramirez, Carmen
Associate Professor

Dr. King Ramírez is an Associate Professor at the University of Arizona. She teaches a variety of courses related to the use of Spanish in community and professional contexts. From 2015-2023, she worked as the founding director of the online Spanish program at the University. Dr. King Ramirez conducts research related to online teacher education, international academic collaborations, and world languages for specific purposes (WLSP).  She collaborates with several Mexican universities including the Universidad de Sonora, CETYS Universidad, and Universidad de Monterrey. In 2022, she was selected as a U.S.-Mexico Fulbright Scholar.

Selected Publications (full list available: www.carmenkingramirez.com)
- King Ramírez, C. (2022). 
Virtual exchange in Latin America: a profile of faculty and staff participants. Journal of Virtual Exchange5, 105-132.

-King Ramírez, C., Lafford, B. & Wermers, J. (2021). Online World Language Instruction: Training and Evaluation.  Georgetown University Press.

-King Ramírez, C & Lafford, B. (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

  •  U.S.- Mexico Fulbright Scholar (2022)
  • 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)

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Currently Teaching

SPAN 341 – Translation and Interpretation: Social Justice and Practice

Professional, social justice, sociolinguistic, and cognitive aspects of Translation and Interpretation. Includes language policy and social justice goals to providing language services for limited and non-English speaking populations, role of translators and interpreters, simultaneous and consecutive interpretation, role of norms in legal translation, meaning of translation, health care interpretation and translation, business and technical translation, observation of professional settings, translation and interpretation practice. This course is a prerequisite for the following courses: MAS 306, MAS 308, MAS 309, MAS 311, MAS 408, MAS 409.

Professional, social justice, sociolinguistic, and cognitive aspects of Translation and Interpretation. Includes language policy and social justice goals to providing language services for limited and non-English speaking populations, role of translators and interpreters, simultaneous and consecutive interpretation, role of norms in legal translation, meaning of translation, health care interpretation and translation, business and technical translation, observation of professional settings, translation and interpretation practice. This course is a prerequisite for the following courses: MAS 306, MAS 308, MAS 309, MAS 311, MAS 408, MAS 409.

SPAN 455A – History of the Spanish Language

To study the history of the Spanish language from its origins to the present, with particular emphasis on two transition periods: from Late Latin to Old Spanish, and from Medieval to Modern Spanish. to analyze and discuss early and medieval texts that exhibit relevant phonological, morphological, syntactic and semantic changes; to discuss the nature of linguistic change and its place in grammar.