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Xochilt Maria Montano
xmontano@arizona.edu
Phone
520-626-0787
Office
Modern Languages 207
Office Hours
Monday, 2-3 p.m., https://arizona.zoom.us/j/7370647995
Montano, Xochilt Maria
Adjunct Instructor

Native Tucsonan, first generation Chicana, Spanish heritage speaker and instructor, and Heritage Language Program assistant. Xochilt received her undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona with a major in Spanish and a minor in Philosophy. She later obtained a master's degree in Spanish with an emphasis in Spanish Literature and Hispanic Cultures. Her main academic interests are Latin@ representation in Pop-Culture, Border Studies, and Heritage Language pedagogy. Xochilt has been teaching in the Heritage Language Program since 2013.

Currently Teaching

SPAN 103 – Oral Skills for Heritage Learners of Spanish

For students who have receptive skills in Spanish, but who encounter difficulty in speaking. It focuses on developing fluent conversation and listening skills in a positive and culturally rich environment. It also covers basic grammar structures problematic to students. For the Heritage Speaker of Spanish, Contact Department.

For students who have receptive skills in Spanish, but who encounter difficulty in speaking. It focuses on developing fluent conversation and listening skills in a positive and culturally rich environment. It also covers basic grammar structures problematic to students. For the Heritage Speaker of Spanish, Contact Department.

SPAN 253 – Intermediate Spanish I for Heritage Learners

For students who understand and speak Spanish fluently. Focuses on differences between formal and informal uses of Spanish and develops both in the areas of writing, reading, speaking, listening, grammar and vocabulary in a dynamic cultural context centered on Hispanics in the U.S.

SPAN 333 – Advanced Spanish for Heritage Learners

Develops oral and written Spanish for academic and professional contexts. Emphasizes different genres of writing, focusing on rhetorical strategies for persuasive and argumentative writing and culminates in a research paper. Grammar and spelling are covered based on student needs.