We are glad to welcome Jeannette Sánchez-Naranjo for a presentation on pedagogy of Spanish.
About the Presentation:
What strategies can be used to address the needs of both language learners and language instructors in Spanish language programs? What impact does research and teaching interaction have on tackling Spanish language program needs? This talk examines the potential of research and teaching interaction to support both language learners and language instructors in achieving their learning goals. Through an examination of different research works, this presentation seeks to provide examples of how new discourses and practices can be produced by scrutinizing our own beliefs and willingness to resist ideologies rooted in traditional paradigms. The goal is to promote a more holistic and coherent curriculum that goes in hand with paradigm change in Spanish language programs.
About the Presenter:
Jeannette Sánchez-Naranjo is an Assistant Professor of Spanish Applied Linguistics and Language Pedagogy in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Toronto (Teaching Stream). Her research is grounded in the interplay between language, instruction, and culture, with a particular focus on understanding difficulties that adults experience when learning a second language (L2) in instructional contexts. Her work aims to help L2 learners develop as fully proficiente language users in the 21st century. Dr. Sánchez-Naranjo reserach has been published in scholarly journals such as Foreign Language Annals, Language, Culture and Curriculum, Canadian Journal of Linguistics, and Revista Internacional de Lingüística Iberoamericana.