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María Salomé Chavarría Salgado

Spanish Lecturer

"Foreign-language majors gain skills in oral expression, critical reading and translation. Also, they gain appreciation for other cultures, adaptability to different environments and receptivity to new ideas."

Degrees Held:

M.A. in Teaching Languages with an emphasis in Spanish as a Second/Foreign Language – University of Southern Mississippi

Career Highlights:

In 2019 I co-authored a unit for "Comunícate en español," a 10-week program of Spanish as a Second Language at Universidad Antonio de Nebrija for Chinese workers who live in Madrid, Spain.

In which online bachelor's degree programs do you teach?

B.A. in University Studies

Which classes do you teach in the online?

SPAN 3313, SPAN 3323 and SPAN 4317

What types of projects can students expect in your online courses?

I expect students to do pair/group presentations and write compositions at their level of proficiency in Spanish in order to reinforce what they have learned in class.

What should students take away from your classes? What do they learn?

They learn vocabulary and structures that will be found useful when traveling in a Hispanic country.

What advice would you give to those considering an online bachelor's degree program?

Keep up with your work, otherwise it will be overwhelming!

What is the value of a bachelor's degree? What are some of the skills students gain in this program?

Foreign-language majors gain skills in oral expression, critical reading and translation. Also, they gain appreciation for other cultures, adaptability to different environments and receptivity to new ideas. They also acquire skills that help them in doing research and problem solving techniques.

Why did you start teaching?

Because I love traveling and foreign languages!

What is the one book you think everyone should read?

"The Emotional Intelligence" by Daniel Goleman

Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students may not know.

I see myself being fluent in Italian and learning maybe two other languages, such as Portuguese, French or German.


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