Laura Aguilar García

Laura Aguilar García

Lecturer of Spanish
New Cabell Hall 418
Office Hours:
Wednesdays 4:00-5:00pm, Fridays 2:00-3:00pm and by appt

Education

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

M.A., TESOL and Spanish, West Virginia University (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. Class is conducted in Spanish only. Students use an e-portfolio to submit work and engage in collaborative learning.

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.

Professional Organizations

National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society, Sigma Delta Pi

  • Active member of Zeta Zeta Chapter (University of Virginia)
  • Member of Delta Tau Chapter (University of West Virginia)

Housing and residence life

2016 – present - Faculty liaison at Casa Bolivar

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.