Laura Marqués-Pascual

Language Program Director

Office Hours

T & R: 2:00-3:20AM (Fall 2017)

Office Location

Phelps 4323

Specialization

Applied Linguistics; Second Language Acquisition; Language Teaching Methodology; Spanish in the United States

Education

B.A. in Hispanic Philology (Universidad de Alcalá, Madrid)

M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language (Bowling Green State University, Ohio)

Ph.D. in Hispanic Linguistics - Emphasis: Second Language Acquisition (Univ of California, Davis)

Bio

Dr. Marqués-Pascual is the coordinator of all lower division courses in the department, including the Elementary and Intermediate Spanish and Portuguese sequences, Advanced Grammar and Composition, and the Heritage Speakers Program. Her research interests focus on curriculum development and instructional improvement, second language learning in study abroad settings, second language acquisition of syntax, and Spanish as heritage language. Apart from directing the language program, she also teaches upper division courses and graduate seminars. During 2015-2017 she has been the UC Education Abroad Program in Spain, with residence at the Universtitat de Barcelona.

Courses

Academic Coordinator of Lower Division Courses:

SPAN 1, 2, 3 – Elementary Spanish

SPAN 4, 5, 6 – Intermediate Spanish

SPAN 25 – Advanced Grammar and Composition

SPAN 16A, 16B – Spanish for Native Speakers

PORT 1, 2, 3 – Elementary Portuguese

PORT 4, 5, 6 – Intermediate Portuguese

PORT 16A, 16B – Portuguese for Speakers of Romance Languages

Upper Division Courses taught:

SPAN 8A/B – Spanish conversation

SPAN 100 – Introduction to Hispanic Linguistics

SPAN 109 – Spanish in the United States

SPAN 114B – Spanish Syntax and Morphology

SPAN 186 – Spanish Applied Linguistics

SPAN 147 – Spanish for Business

Graduate seminars taught:

SPAN 590 – Foreign Language Teaching Methodology

SPAN 594 – Theories in Second Language Acquisition