Laura Aguilar García

Laura Aguilar García

Lecturer of Spanish
New Cabell Hall 418
Office Hours:
Tues & Thurs 4:00-5:00 pm (on Zoom; see link in syllabus)

Education

M.A., Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language, Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo, Spain (2020)

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

B.A., English literature and linguistics, University of Murcia, Spain (2012)

Research Interests

  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Teaching Spanish as a second language
  • Teaching English to speakers of other languages

Teaching

University of Virginia (2014-present)

Spanish 1060: a four-credit accelerated introductory level hybrid course designed to provide a thorough foundation in all the language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Spanish 2020: this is a flipped class, which means that students learn grammar and vocabulary at home, and class time is devoted to meaningful, authentic, and communicative practice. 

University of West Virginia (2012-2014)

Spanish 101: is the first in the initial series of Spanish courses, and it is designed for students who have had no previous Spanish instruction.

Spanish 200: intensive course, it is the third and forth in the initial series of Spanish courses, and it is designed for students who have successfully completed Spanish 101 and 102, or its equivalent.

Housing and residence life

Casa Bolívar Language Program Director  (2016 – present)

Casa Bolivar houses about two dozen students, providing them with an atmosphere to improve their Spanish and to earn one academic credit in the process. Casa Bolívar is open to all upper class undergraduates. For more information on the Spanish House, please refer to the Spanish House website or our Facebook page.

La Casa Bolívar is located on Jefferson Park Avenue, between la Maison Française, and the Shea House.