Modern Languages 530
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Fernández, Julieta
Associate Professor

Julieta Fernández (Ph.D., Applied Linguistics, Penn State University) is Associate Professor in the Spanish & Portuguese Department. She is also a faculty member in the interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching (SLAT), and a member of the Technology Enhanced Language Learning (TELL) cluster at the University of Arizona. As an applied linguist, her research seeks to advance our understanding of second language teaching and learning in the at-home and study abroad (SA) contexts, with a special focus on pragmatics (the study of language use in social interaction). Most of her publications can be found here

Currently Teaching

SPAN 581A – Foreign Language Teaching Theory and Methodology

The goal of this course is to systematically examine methods, approaches, techniques and activities for the teaching of foreign languages and its use in the classroom. It will include an overview of learner strategies and cooperative learning, the use and adaptation of textbooks, and some of the journals available in the field. Participants will be introduced to second language acquisition theories, course design, lesson planning and testing, and have experience creating a cohesive instructional unit.