María Paredes Fernández

Language Specialist

What Ms. Paredes Fernández does: She teaches beginner and intermediate classes in the Intensive Program at the ELP. She also teaches in the short-term institutes and custom programs.

Experience: She is a multiple award-winning lecturer who has over ten years of experience teaching languages. She is interested in second/foreign language pedagogy and best practices and has presented at ACTFL, AATSP, NECTFL, NEALLT, and NILOA. She is also a program reviewer for ACTFL/CAEP.

Travels: She has traveled to Spain, Portugal, France, Italy, United Kingdom, Ireland, Belgium, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Germany, Iceland, Panamá, Colombia, Ecuador, Perú, Argentina, Uruguay, and Cuba. She has studied in Salamanca, Spain and taught in Alicante and Madrid, Spain as well as Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Education:
Ed.D Candidate in Reading/Writing/Literacy, University of Pennsylvania
M.A. in TESOL, University of Delaware
B.A. in Hispanic Linguistics & International Relations, The Pennsylvania State University

Talk to Ms. Paredes Fernández about: Culture shock, language pedagogy, intercultural competence, Philadelphia (she was born and raised in the area)