Category Archives: Interviews

The interviews featured in this section highlight the work of various professors who have either created or taught L3 classes at the university level. They were conducted, transcribed, and edited by students in SPAN/LING 410, Section 02: Teaching a Third Language (with light editorial assistance by their professor).

Alba Girons

Introduction On April 1st, 2021, we had the pleasure to speak with Professor Alba Girons from the University of Chicago to learn about her course designs and experiences teaching Catalan for Romance Speakers courses at the institution. Professor Girons is a Senior Lecturer and Director of the Catalan Program at the University of Chicago. She […]

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Daniela Zappador Guerra

In this interview from March 2021, we talked with Professor Daniela Zappador Guerra and two teaching assistants, Mariana Barrios, and Jaclyn Taylor, about their experience teaching Italian as a third language to Spanish speakers at California State University Long Beach. As a co-author of Juntos, an introductory Italian textbook designed for Spanish-English bilingual students, Professor […]

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Viviane Gontijo

On April 19th, 2021, we interviewed Dr. Viviane Gontijo from Harvard University. Dr. Gontijo shared with us her educational and personal background in linguistics, as well as what she has learned through over thirteen years of experience in teaching Portuguese to Spanish speakers. We discuss methods for fostering contrastive analysis between Spanish and Portuguese, such […]

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