Senior Lecturer of Spanish Language
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Brisa Teutli was born in Mexico City. She earned an M.A. degree in Applied Linguistics at Universidad de las Américas-Puebla in Puebla, Mexico. She also holds a degree in Engineering earned at the same university. Her major fields of specialization are Second Language Teaching, Use of Advanced Technology in Language Instruction, Curriculum Design and Development, and Assessment. She started her professional career teaching Spanish as a Second Language and, at the same time, teaching English language courses, in Mexico. While in Mexico she directed the International Center of Culture and Language that provided academic and cultural programs for students and academics from the USA, Canada, Germany, England, Japan, and Korea in Mexico. She continued her professional career in the USA teaching Spanish at all levels to university students combining the teaching activities with the creation and implementation of web-enhanced and media-assisted Spanish programs. In 2002 and 2003 she received grants for creating web-enhanced programs and implementing new teaching methods in Second Language Instruction. She held on regular basis workshops and training seminars on the use of advanced technologies in Second Language classroom for faculty. She has been the director of a DELE Examination Centre through which Spain’s Ministry of Education issues official accreditation of mastery of the Spanish language. Besides her teaching and administrative activities she has directed and coordinated study abroad programs for U.S. students in Mexico. Her areas of interest include Web-enhanced and Computer-assisted Instruction, Material Development, Teaching Methods, Learning Strategies, Language lab Operation, Teacher Training, and Study Abroad. Brisa joined the Romance Studies Department at Cornell as a Senior Lecturer in the Fall semester 2005, and was the Associate Chair for Language Instruction for Romance Studies from July 2007 until May 2009.