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Office: 541-737-3946

Kidder Hall

Kidder Hall 236

2000 SW Campus Way

2000 SW Campus Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
Credentials: 
M.A.I.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies, (Spanish Literature, Spanish Culture, Adult Education), Oregon State University
B.A. in Spanish, Oregon State University
Associate Degree in Biological Sciences, Southern Union State Junior College, Alabama

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Courses Taught and Teaching Philosophy

Spanish Instructor / Coordinator, Chillán Study Abroad Program in Chile 

Upper Division Spanish Courses: Fall, Winter, Spring

Second Year Spanish (SPAN 217): Summer

Chillán Pre-Departure Orientation (SPAN 299): Spring

Post-Chillán Orientation (SPAN 399): Winter

Experts on Emotional Intelligence like Eduard Punset have pointed out the importance of positive experiences as a condition for learning.  Something like ‘I will not remember what you tell me or what you teach me. I will only remember how you make me feel.’  I often reminisce about my native Nicaragua, and my most cherished memories are with my family, my community, and my school mates.  All the learning that happened during those years has never left me, and have shaped the person who I am today.In the Chillán Study Abroad Program, students return with great memories about their host families, their new friends, their travels, and with great newly-gained language skills. These are lasting memories.  My goal in class is to create an engaging space in which the different class themes are the platform to use the language in a safe setting for all, encouraging everybody to realize their full potential.