Faculty at the School of Arts and Humanities
Areas of Specialization: Applied Linguistics, Cognitive Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Methodology, Language Pedagogy
Office: JO 5.514
Office Hours: Mondays & Wednesdays: 10 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. or by appointment.
Mail Station: JO 31
Email: [email protected]
I hold a Ph.D. in "Spanish Linguistics" from the Universidad de Sevilla, Spain, and I joined the School of Arts & Humanities at The University Texas at Dallas in Fall 2016, where I am the Director of the Spanish Language Program.
Before joining UT Dallas, I taught, coordinated and designed several Spanish Language courses at Princeton University. Over the last two decades, I have had the opportunity to teach, coordinate, design and create a wide variety of specialized Spanish Language, Literature and Culture courses in Spain, Singapore, Slovakia and the United States, and in different teaching contexts. During these years, the invaluable constant interaction and dialogue with students and colleagues has made me grow as a teacher and as an educator.
Learning a foreign language means to see the world through the eyes of another culture, to understand the differences within both. That is why I believe affective component and motivation are very important elements for both interaction and the teaching/learning process. As a facilitator of the learning process, my goal is to make autonomous learners who can manage their own learning.
My research focuses on the difficulties in the treatment of certain linguistic mechanisms in Spanish for both teachers and learners as well as the search for more effective approaches and strategies that facilitate the learning process, and improve learners' communicative competence. My areas of interest include Second Language Acquisition, Teaching Methodology, Language Pedagogy, Curriculum Design and Cognitive Linguistics.
Recent Courses: View courses taught by Lorena Camacho-Guardado
Ph.D. in Spanish and Linguistics, Universidad de Sevilla, 2011
M.A. + B.A. Licenciatura en Filología Hispánica, Universidad de Sevilla, 2003
Curriculum Vitae: Lorena Camacho-Guardado's CV