Marina Escámez Ballesta

Lecturer of Spanish
New Cabell Hall 481
Office Hours:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10:00am-11:50am and by appt


M.A., TESOL and Spanish, West Virginia University (2014)

B.A., Philology, Universidad de Murcia, Spain (2012)

Research Interests

  • Pedagogy
  • Applied linguistics
  • Methods
  • Instructional technology
  • Collaborative learning


University of Virginia (2014-2017)

Preceptor 2020 (2016-present): please click here for our course e-portfolio

Instructor of Record:

  • SPAN 2020: Advanced intermediate Spanish
  • SPAN 2010: Intermediate Spanish
  • SPAN 1060: Accelerated Elementary Spanish

West Virginia University (2012-2014)

  • SPAN 200: Intensive Intermediate Spanish
  • SPAN 203: Intermediate Spanish 1
  • SPAN 101: Elementary Spanish


“Developing Intercultural Identity through SLA via e-Portfolios in Advanced Intermediate Spanish” with Carrie Bramlet (University of Virginia). 23 rd Annual Carolina Conference for Romance Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, March 30-April 1

“La Técnica del Dictogloss para el Pretérito e Imperfecto”. 98 th Annual AATSP Conference, Miami, July 8-11,

“Mobile Assisted Language Learning for Foreign Language Instruction and Curriculum” With Falcon Restrepo (University of Florida). WVTESOL 17 th Annual Conference, West Virginia University, April 5.

Professional Organizations



Sigma Delta Pi