Olga Padilla-Falto

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Lecturer of Spanish
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Spring 2021

Virtual Office Hours

Tuesday 2:30-3:30pm, Thursday 10:30-11:30am & by appointment

Zoom: https://uncc.zoom.us/my/opadill1

Coordinator Elementary Spanish

 

Teaching Schedule

SPAN 1201-A07

SPAN 1201-A08

SPAN 4232-001

SPAN 4232-002 (cross listed with SPAN 5050-001)- all are online asynchronous

Olga Padilla-Falto is a Lecturer in Spanish in the Department of Languages and Culture Studies at UNC-Charlotte. She is the Coordinator for Elementary Spanish classes. A native of Puerto Rico, earned a doctorate degree in Applied Linguistics from Georgetown University. In 2007 she was awarded a Certificate for Teaching Excellence in the College of Arts and Sciences at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She has taught Spanish at all levels. She enjoys working with students, mentoring future language teachers, and planning new curriculum. She is also interested in heritage language teaching, comprehensive input, hybrid classes, and language variation (dialectology).

Education

PhD, Applied Linguistics, Georgetown University, 1996
MS, Applied Linguistics, Georgetown University, 1992
BS, Linguistics & Spanish (dual major), Georgetown University, 1990

Appointments

•Lecturer in Spanish, Department of Languages and Culture Studies, UNC Charlotte, 2016-present

•Lead Spanish Teacher, Blacksburg New School, 2013-2016

•Assistant Professor, Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 2004-2007

•Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 2000-2004

•Assistant Professor, English Department, University of Puerto Rico-Mayagüez, 1996-2000

•Assistant to the Foreign Language Program Director and GTA, Georgetown University, 1991-1996

•Research Assistant, Center for Applied Linguistics, Georgetown University, 1990-1992

Specific Research Interests

•second language acquisition

•second language teaching methodology

•second language teacher preparation

•language variation (dialectology)

•language evolution

•heritage language learners

•hybrid teaching

•advanced grammar

•Language Methodology

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