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Karin Ariadne de Villa

  • Assistant Professor
  • Communication, Cultures, English & World Languages

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Biography

EDUCATION

University of Málaga, Málaga, Spain
Doctor of Philosophy: Interdisciplinary Program in Spanish Language, Culture, and Gender (Cum Laude)

University of Málaga, Málaga, Spain
Master of Arts: Interdisciplinary Program in Spanish Language, Culture, and Gender

Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT, USA/Madrid, Spain
Master of Arts in Spanish
Concentration: Applied Linguistics

St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas
Bachelor of Arts - Department of Foreign Languages

Curriculum Vitae

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Books

De Villa, A. (August 2019). Introducción al estudio de la lengua española. Editorial Círculo Rojo, Almería, Spain.

Articles
De Villa, A. (January 2019). “A Better Tool for Language Acquisition: Intrinsic or Extrinsic Motivation?” Journal of Modern Education Review (ISSN 2155-7993), USA, Volume 9, No. 1 (2019), pp. 35–42.

De Villa, A. (January 2019). “A Better Tool for Language Acquisition: Intrinsic or Extrinsic Motivation?” Hawaii University International Conferences Proceedings, Art. # ISSN # 2333- 4916; ISSN #2333-4908 (Online).

De Villa, A. (August 2018). “El Enfoque de la Conciencia Lingüística: La reflexión crítica en el aprendizaje y la enseñanza de lenguas extranjeras”, Revista Iberoamericana de Educación RIE, Vol. 77 No. 2 (2018) Número especial, 163-173, ISSN # 022-65-08, ISSNe: 1681- 5653.

De Villa, A. (April 2018). “On Language, Culture and Diversity in Spain”, Sino-US English/Foreign Language Teaching Journal, Vol. 15. No. 1 2018, 32 -37, ISSN #1539-8072 .

De Villa, A. (February 2018). “Joyas de la España mudéjar: la iglesia de San Cristo de Cristo de la Luz.” Revista Vinculando. http://vinculando.org/vacaciones_viajes/joyas-espa... De Villa, A. (January, 2018). “The Spanish Language: A Means to Conceptualize Our Hispanic Heritage in the U.S.”, Sino U.S.-China Foreign Language Journal, Issue 10, 611-616. ISSN # 1539-8080; ISSN #1539-8072.

De Villa, A. (March, 2017). Critical Thinking in Language Learning and Teaching, History Research Journal, March-April Issue. Vol. 7. No. 2, 73-77. ISSN # 2159-550X (Print) ISNN 2159 – 5518 (Online).

De Villa, K. A. (January 2012). “Myth or Reality? The Invasion and Spread of Islam in Spain” Fountain Magazine. Iss. 85, 32-36. Apex Winner (Winner 2013, Awards for Publication Excellence).

SELECT PRESENTATIONS

Una visión del español en los Estados Unidos: Presente y futuro. V Congreso Internacional del Español en Castilla y León , Organized by the University of Salamanca and Junta de Castilla y León, Salamanca, Spain, June 26-28, 2018.

Enhancing Critical Thinking in Second Language Learners. Engaging Pedagogy Conference, Texas Lutheran University, Seguin, Texas. May 16, 2018.

Spanish in the U.S.: Present and Future. Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Education Conference. Hawaii University International Conferences. Honolulu, Hawaii, January 3-6, 2018.
*Served as Panel Chair, ‘Feel Really Uruguayan’: Group Unity Respect and Politeness. Forms of Address in Advertisements and Commercial Documents in the Spanish of Montevideo, Hawaii International Conferences, January 3, 2018.

Synchronizing Classrooms across Texas via Telecommunications. From Crisis Management to Innovation: Reimagining the Role of World Languages in the 21st Century." Hope College, Holland, Michigan. October 6 and 7, 2017.

The Language Awareness Approach: An Ideal Methodology for Fostering Bilingual and Bicultural Education. IX Coloquio Internacional de Investigación de Lenguas Extranjeras. Universidad de Granada, Spain, June 21-23, 2017.

The Language Awareness Approach ¡Adelante! “Austin Association for Bilingual Education Conference. April 21-22, 2017, Austin, Texas, U.S.A.

Critical Thinking in Language Learning and Teaching. Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Education Conference. Hawaii University International Conferences. Honolulu, Hawaii, January 3-6, 2017.

Bienvenidos sean los teléfonos a la clase. XVIII Encuentro de profesores de español: Retos en la enseñanza. Presented in collaboration with Ana María González. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, San Antonio, Texas, September 24, 2016.

Spanish in the U.S.: Where are we now? Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, Texas, April 28, 2016.

Nuestro idioma milenario: El español en los Estados Unidos, presente y futuro, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas, January 29, 2016.

CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS, & SYMPOSIA (PRESENTER)

La herencia lingüística y multicultural de España. Co-presented with Auriana Bird. Annual Academic Conference, OLLU, San Antonio, April 24- 25, 2020.

Advocating for Language Learning and Teaching. Student Success Committee, Texas Lutheran University, February 11, 2020.

The Texas Learning Consortium: How you can offer a course here and at three other campuses. Co-presented with Bill Senter and Glenn Yockey. Faculty Conference, Texas Lutheran University, August 22, 2019.

A Key Factor for Better Results in Language Acquisition: Intrinsic or Extrinsic Motivation? Seventeenth International Conference on New Directions in the Humanities, organized by the Universidad Complutense de Madrid and the University of Granada, Granada Spain, July 3-5, 2019.

Better Results in Language Acquisition: Intrinsic or Extrinsic Motivation? VIII International Conference on Business, Economics, Law, Language and Psychology, Lusófona University, Lisbon, June 26-27, 2019.

The Influence of Arabic Culture and Language in the Spanish Speaking Community. Co-presented with Auriana Bird. ¡Adelante Conference! – Austin Area Association of Bilingual Education, Austin, Texas, February 23, 2019.

A Better Tool for Language Acquisition: Intrinsic or Extrinsic Motivation? Hawaii University International Conferences, Honolulu, Hawaii, January 2019.

Hispanidad y su reflejo en las variedades de la lengua española. UNAM, San Antonio, October 13, 2018.