Contributors

Chris Lemon is a high school Spanish teacher in the World Languages Department at Northmont High School in Clayton, OH, and has taught Spanish I-IV over his career.  Previously he taught at Kenton Ridge High School in Springfield, OH and Trotwood-Madison High School in Trotwood, OH after serving as an English Teaching Assistant (ETA) in Ixtapan de la Sal, México through the Fulbright-García Robles program.  He graduated from New Mexico State University December 2016 with an M.A. in Spanish Literature.  He travels extensively and besides the many months in México and four weeks in Costa Rica has also visited Perú, Ecuador, Uruguay and Spain, and has hosted visitors from Uruguay, Spain and México.  His high school courses are designed to increase the amount of meaningful exposure to comprehensible language and culture at all levels of proficiency.

Website: sites.google.com/site/maestrochrislemon

Isabel J. Espinoza, now retired, made her career an associate professor of Spanish in the Department of Global Languages and Cultures at the University of Dayton. She taught  Spanish, linguistics, and foreign language learning/teaching courses at undergraduate and graduate levels. Previously she taught teacher training-related courses at the Graduate School of Education at SUNY, Buffalo. She received her M. Ed. and Ph.D. in Learning and Instruction of Second/Foreign Languages at SUNY Buffalo. Her research interests include reading strategies, second language acquisition, especially based on cognitive and brain research and culture teaching in a foreign/second language class. She also has a strong background in assessment as attested by being an OPI official tester (not active), NCATE lead reviewer, Ohio Regents Foreign Language program consultant, and developer of a comprehensive e-portfolio for the Department of Global Languages and Cultures.

Nicolás Martínez Valcárcel es Profesor Titular de Universidad en el Departamento de Didáctica y Organización Escolar, Universidad de Murcia. Licenciado en Filosofía y Letras, Doctor en Pedagogía (premio extraordinario de Tesis por la Universidad de Murcia). Ha sido Profesor de EGB, Asesor de Centro de Profesores y Recursos, Vicedecano, Jefe de sección del ICE y secretario del Departamento de DOE. Cabe destacar la trayectoria investigadora consolidada como I.P. (Investigador Principal), que se inicia  en el año el año 2002 y continuará hasta el 2013 con un proyecto en curso. Concretamente dos proyectos de investigación I+D+i sobre el “Libro de Texto de Historia de España” y  la “Formación ciudadana” (Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación, el último concluirá en el año 2013), dos de la Fundación Séneca sobre la Enseñanza de la Historia de España (Agencia Regional de Ciencia y Tecnología de la Comunidad Autónoma de Murcia) y uno con la AECID sobre Educación en los Museos (Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo). Además ha participado y participa en casi una decena de investigaciones como colaborador, I+D+i, AECID y Séneca. Igualmente posee amplia experiencia como director de Tesis Doctorales, Tesis de Licenciatura, DEA y TFM. Es colaborador de ANLE (Academia Norteamericana de la Lengua Española). En el curso presente imparte clases en el Grado de Maestro de Primaria y Master de Formación del profesorado (Orientación e Idiomas). Es miembro del grupo de trabajo de la universidad de Murcia E074-07 Experiencias Educativas en Ciencias Sociales-Educs.

Bernardo Cavour is a software and web developer at Black Knight Financial Services in Sharon, PA.  He graduated from the University of Dayton with Computer Science and Management Information Systems degrees in 2005.

A huge thanks to other contributors over the years, among them instructors, native speakers and students!

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