Matthew Street

Matthew Street

Senior Lecturer of Spanish
New Cabell Hall 418
Office Hours:
Mon 1:30-2:30pm, Wed 1:00-2:00pm, & by appt


M.A., Spanish Language and Literature, University of South Carolina (2013)

TEFL/TESL Certificate, International TEFL Academy & INTESOL Worldwide, Heredia, Costa Rica (2013)

B.A., Spanish, University of Louisiana at Monroe (2011)

Research Interests

  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Active Learning pedagogy
  • E-Portfolios in the foreign language classroom


Accelerated Beginning Spanish (2013-Present)

Preceptor for Accelerated Beginning Spanish (2014-Present)


“Intensifying Student Participation and Engagement Using an Active Learning Space.” Institute of World Languages Roundtable. The University of Virginia. (2016)

“Facilitating Language Learning Through an E-Portfolio in Accelerated Beginning Spanish at University of Virginia.” The AAEEBL (The Association for Authentic, Experiential and Evidence-Based Learning) regional conference at Virginia Tech.

“Collecting and Reflecting: Deeper Learning through a Word Press E-portfolio Project in Accelerated Beginning Spanish at the University of Virginia.” Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, the University of Kentucky. (2016)

“Implementation and Integration of the e-Portfolio in the Foreign Language Classroom.” (Group Presentation) Institute or World Language Faculty Retreat (2016)

“Turn up the Heat: The Creative Use of Games in the Classroom.” (Group Presentation) Roundtable Teaching and Learning. The University of Virginia, Charlottesville. October 2014.

Grants & Awards

Foreign Language Learning e-Portfolio (team member) (2015-2017)

Professional Organizations

Zeta Zeta Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi (Chapter Advisor) (2013- Present)