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Escalera Lopez, Helena
Graduate Associate

I am a first-year PhD student in Hispanic Linguistics at the University of Arizona. I am interested in laboratory phonology, speech perception and processing, phonological acquisition, bilingualism, and gender assignment to borrowings. I received my BA in English Studies from the University of Valladolid in 2018 and my MA in Hispanic Linguistics from the University of Arizona in 2022. 

Currently Teaching

SPAN 202 – Fourth Semester Spanish

Continuation of Spanish 101, 102, and 201 or by placement exam. As the second semester of the second year Spanish, this course is designed to provide insight into the literature and culture of the Spanish speaking countries. Themes are developed by content-based cultural activities, which provide awareness in the Hispanic culture, and encourage students to formulate opinions on a variety of contemporary issues through authentic readings, discussions and writing. This course reviews the grammatical concepts in a more sophisticated way and analyses more complex syntactic structures considered within a functional whole such as the subjunctive moods, etc. The teaching approach integrates grammar and culture in a functional use through listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Classroom activities stress communication across the four skills with a strong aural, oral and written component. Audio, video, and computer materials incorporated.